American Literature Bundle

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Lighten your American Literature course load this year with my American Literature Bundle! With 10 units and resources, you will be well on your way to a productive and engaged school year. This zipped file includes the following products bundled for a 20% off discount; please click through the links for more information about each resource:

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General Course Syllabus, Classroom Rules and Contract

This 4 page resource includes the following:

* An editable set of documents for a high school English class with a detailed course syllabus, classroom rules, class contract and parent/guardian information.

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Early American Literature Unit

This 74 page unit includes the following:

* Nine public domain readings including Native American creation myths, an excerpt of Columbus's journal, an excerpt of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza De Vaca's journal, an excerpt of Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation", an indentured servant's letter, and a selection of Anne Bradstreet poems
* Analysis questions for all the readings with teacher notes
* Native American myth writing assignment with rubric
* American values essay assignment with rubric
* Classroom activities and handouts covering CCSS skills including inferring information, scene comparison, topic development in texts from the same period, rhetorical analysis and language analysis
* Unit test including 50 multiple choice/matching questions and one short essay question
* Teacher notes and keys

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The Literature of the American Revolution

This 48 page unit includes the following:

* Three public domain readings including Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention”, Paine’s “The American Crisis” and Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence
* Analysis questions for all the readings with teacher notes
* Classroom activities and handouts covering CCSS skills including rhetorical appeals, logical fallacies, argument evaluation and syntax
* Persuasive techniques test with teacher key
* Persuasive writing assignment and/or speaking assignment with peer editing and rubric

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American Romantic and Transcendental Writers Unit

This 166 page unit includes the following:

* Three Dickinson poems and three Whitman poems; excerpts of “Self-Reliance”, “Walden” and “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”
* Group writer and era concept research project with assignment, rubric and teacher notes
* Unit anticipatory questions
* Analysis questions for all the readings with teacher notes
Classroom activities and handouts covering CCSS skills including analysis, poetic devices, rhetorical devices, event development, scene comparison, setting, irony and sarcasm, and inference
* Three vocabulary activities and quizzes with key
* Two reading quizzes with key
* Creative poetry response project with rubric
* Poetic explication assignment with rubric
* RAFT writing activity with rubric
* Flash fiction Gothic horror writing assignment with rubric
* Compare and contrast writing assignment with rubric
* Thematic analysis essay with rubric
* 25 question multiple choice poetry, non-fiction and short story test (also compiled into one test)

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The Literature of Slaves

This 89 page unit includes the following:

* Five public domain readings including Oludah Equiano’s “Interesting Narrative...”, two Phillis Wheatley poems, an excerpt from Harriet Jacobs's “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”, Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech and Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech
* A WebQuest addressing slave narratives and the writers' biographies
* Analysis questions for each of the readings with teacher notes
* Classroom activities and handouts covering CCSS skills including rhetorical analysis, figurative language, tone, scene comparison, U.S. theme comparison and more
* Two reading quizzes and one vocabulary quiz with teacher keys
* A viewing activity and discussion questions for Spielberg’s "Amistad"
* An argumentative essay assignment with a pre-writing activity and rubric
* A literary analysis unit test covering important quotes from the readings

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Immigrant Factory Worker Literature

This 22 page activity pack includes the following:

* A set of anticipatory questions for the readings
* A four page excerpt of Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and a link to a non-fiction article
* “The Jungle” excerpt analysis questions with teacher key
* “Undercover in a Chicken Factory” analysis questions with teacher key
* Theme and central idea comparison organizer with teacher key
* R.A.F.T. writing assignment with rubric

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Activity Pack

This 22 page activity pack includes the following:

* A link to the short story
* A 10 question reading quiz
* Analysis questions with teacher notes
* A psychological evaluation activity with teacher notes
* A plot structure analysis activity with teacher notes
* A story and movie comparison graphic organizer with teacher notes
* A compare and contrast essay assignment with peer editing handout and a CCSS aligned writing rubric

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A Raisin in the Sun Unit

This 59 page unit includes the following:

* A web quest with teacher notes
* Vocabulary activity and quiz with teacher key
* Six banks of discussion questions with teacher notes
* Four reading quizzes with teacher key
* Classroom activities and handouts covering CCSS skills including scene comparison, literary terminology, character development, and thematic development
* Civil Rights poetry assignment
* Scene interpretation: creative project
* Multiple choice and/or written response unit test with teacher key

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Narrative Writing: The American Dream

This 8 page writing activity includes the following:

* Narrative writing overview handout
Narrative analysis questions
American Dream narrative writing assignment with a peer editing worksheet and rubric

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CCSS Literature and Informational Text American Lit Resource

This 158 page resource includes the following:

* 35+ general graphic organizers covering thematic development, setting, characterization, language analysis, plot analysis, cultural experience, scene comparison, literary eras, central idea development, claim development, language comparison, key word analysis, text development, text structure, rhetorical devices, rhetorical analysis, speech comparison, argument evaluation, reasoning evaluation, U.S. theme comparisons and more
* student overview handouts with practice activities and teacher notes for standards that require background knowledge (including plot and plot manipulation, figurative language, tone and diction, irony and sarcasm, text structure, rhetorical analysis and devices, argumentation, logical fallacies and more)
* extension activities and assignments (including homework/classroom assignment ideas and several essay assignments with rubrics)
* reading lists of American Literature poems, novels, dramas, short stories, speeches, essays and books (with links to short works) for each anchor standard

As you can see, this bundle does not included resources for the whole year but for a good portion of the year. Please click the “Ask a Question” tab if you have any further questions.
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Teaching Duration
1 Year

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