Ms. Wallis - American Literature

11 | 1.0 - English/Language Arts Credit

Course Description

American Literature courses focus upon commonly known American authors from the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Students improve their critical-thinking skills as they determine the underlying assumptions and values within the selected works and as they understand how the literature reflects the society of the time. Students will participate in a variety of inquiry-based learning activities and verbal activities as well as write narrative, comparative analysis, expository and persuasive pieces in an
effort to understand the thematic progression of American literature and thought. This class is a part of an integrated, team taught core with U.S. History.