Bundle of my Best-selling, Classroom-tested units for American literature. With this set of resources, you will have a full year's worth of materials for teaching the canon of American literature
from America's beginnings to today. Teach from Native American literature to Hemingway's realism to Bradbury's science fiction.
With each time period through the course of American Literature, I’ve provided complete teaching packs for some key canonical pieces to represent the time period. There is a mix of fiction, nonfiction, informational texts, and poetry. Throughout the course of these units, students will read, write, create, present, and most of all learn and grow.
You can pick and choose what works for you, or use the entire curriculum to cover each CC state reading, writing, and speaking standard
in a year’s time. Not only will students be reading great American literature, but also they will be researching and writing along the way. If you are new to an American Literature course/junior English, or if you are veteran teacher looking to make some changes, differentiation, or even modern connections, this comprehensive resource will provide you more than enough material to do a great job – with as little prep for you as possible!
Each time period starts with a carefully crafted, classic PPT designed to frame the unit and explain to students why studying American Literature can enrich their lives. This resource will provide the rigor and relevancy you need with as much engaging and energizing elements that your teens will enjoy as well.
Need lessons plans in editable format for pacing and even to submit to admin? Yep, included here: 36 weeks of editable lesson plan snap shots with weekly objectives, topics/tasks to be covered, and standards!
Included for Beginnings/Colonialism/Puritanism:
-Native American Creation Myth Short Research Project
-Trail of Tears Seminal Texts Mini Unit, Native American Literature
-“Up on the Burning” Bradstreet, Puritan Literature *with The Crucible
Included for Enlightenment:
-Ben Franklin’s Autobiography Unit with paired text
“Speech in the Virginia Convention”, Patrick Henry Unit with paired poetry
-Oluadah Equiano “Interesting Life” unit with paired text
Included for American Romanticism and Dark Romanticism:
-“The Tide Rises” Poetry Mini Unit
Walden Unit (Transcendentalism)
-“Soul Selects Her Own Society” Dickinson Poetry Mini Unit, in the "Rose for Emily" Unit
-“Tell truth tell it slant” Dickinson Poetry Mini Unit
-“Upton Wood” Poetry Mini Unit
-Poe Biography Viewing Guide
-Sleepy Hollow, Irving mini unit with paired text
Included for Realism
-To Build A Fire Mini Unit
- Soldier’s Home Unit with paired text and poetry
-Twain Biography Viewing Guide
-Red Badge of Courage movie viewing guide with paired text
-Sojourner Truth “Ain’t I a Woman”
Included for Moderns
-Trifles Mini Drama Unit
- Rose for Emily with paired text and poetry
- Gatsby movie guide
- “Stopping by Woods” Poetry Mini Unit
- Their Eyes Were Watching God Movie Viewing Guide
Included for Post Modernism/Contemporary
- The Pedestrian, Bradbury Mini Unit
- The Crucible, Miller Full Drama Unit (Can also be taught in the Beginnings Period)
- A Raisin in the Sun movie viewing guide
- Martin Luther King, JR. Text Mini Unit
- 100 Words Every High School English Student Should Know Pack with word wall, test, word list, and four hands-on games (These are specific vocabulary to English, i.e. allegory, narrative, plot, etc.)
- Introduction lesson for each time period in a classic, no fuss editable PPT with key events, quotes, writers, pictures, and a slide to explain why we study American lit and a short editable quiz
- Foldable for notes to coincide with each time period PPT
-Printable curriculum map for administration and you!
- Printable lesson plans with each text included for administration and you!
- Beautiful, age-appropriate design on every page to draw your students into reading, writing, analyzing, discussing, and learning!
This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. Discounted licensees are available at checkout.
Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource!
♥ "I can't wait to use the wonderful resource to engage my students and keep me from recreating the wheel! Thank you! It is expensive but well worth the money!
Thank you so much for all your hard work. This product is amazing! It has been very helpful with planning and teaching since we don't have textbooks. Everything goes right along with the standards!"
♥ "I'm very hopeful with this product! I bought another one similar to this curriculum but it doesn't come close to the quality of these...Looking forward to using them..."
♥ "Thank you SO much. As a history teacher who also teaches English (and who has been given totally new English classes every year), this will save my life next year! I've never taught American Lit before, and this is exactly what I need to survive yet another new prep. THANK YOU SO MUCH!"
♥ "VERY organized and an excellent starting point for planning out my first year teaching American Literature. Thanks!"
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