American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit

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Introduce your class to America’s literary renaissance with this extensive unit featuring Dickinson, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Jacobs, Poe and Hawthorne. This zipped unit includes a group research project, a variety of learning activities, quizzes, analysis questions, writing activities and a multiple choice test. All teacher notes and keys included. Common Core aligned.

Pre-Reading File Includes:

* Group writer and era concept research project with assignment, rubric and teacher notes
* Anticipatory questions

Poetry File Includes:

* Three Dickinson poems: “Because I Could not Stop for Death”, “Much Madness” and “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark”
* Three Whitman poems: “O Captain! My Captain!”, “O me! O life” and “A Child Said, What is the Grass”
* Group analysis activity with teacher notes
* Analysis questions for the poems with teacher notes
* Poetic devices hunt with teacher notes
* Creative poetry response project with rubric
* Poetic explication assignment with rubric
* 25 question multiple choice test

Non-Fiction Text File Includes:

* Excerpts of “Self-Reliance”, “Walden” and “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”
* Vocabulary activity and quiz with key
* Analysis questions for the readings with teacher notes
* Group analysis activity with teacher notes
* Rhetorical devices overview and activity with teacher notes
* Reading quiz with key for Jacobs’ piece
* Event development activity with teacher notes
* Scene comparison activity with teacher notes
* RAFT writing activity with rubric
* 25 question multiple choice test

Short Story File Includes:
* Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”
* Two vocabulary activities and quizzes with key
* Reading quiz with key for “Young Goodman Brown”
* Analysis questions for the readings with teacher notes
* Setting analysis with teacher notes
* Irony and sarcasm overview and analysis with teacher notes
* Inference analysis with teacher notes
* Scene comparison activity with teacher notes
* Flash fiction Gothic horror writing assignment with rubric
* Compare and contrast writing assignment with rubric
* 25 question multiple choice test

Assessment File Includes:
* Thematic analysis essay with rubric
* RAFT writing activity with rubric
* 70 question multiple choice test (compiled from the poem, non-fiction and short story files)

Did you know this unit is part of my American Literature Bundle? The bundle includes 10 resources for a 20% discount. **Please do not purchase this unit in addition to the bundle**

**This unit is broken up into smaller sets for greater flexibility; please do not purchase this unit in addition to any of the titles listed below, as they are already included:**

The Poetry of Dickinson and Whitman

American Transcendentalism featuring Emerson and Thoreau

Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” Activity Pack also included in
The Literature of Slaves Unit

Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado” Activity Pack

"Young Goodman Brown” Mini-Unit
Total Pages
166
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit
American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit
American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit
American Romantic and Transcendentalist Writers Unit