American Literature-English III-SE

American Literature-English III-SE

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Course Overview

Acellus American Literature-English III-SE draws on American Literature and focuses on the essential language arts skills students need for success in their future career path. It is particularly effective for Special Education students. Course topics include:
  • Early America
  • Genres of Writing
  • American Romanticism (The Transcendentalists)
  • American Romanticism (Gothic Literature)
  • Regionalism and Realism
  • The Modernist Movement
  • Annotated Bibliography

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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Early America This unit covers early American authors including Native American legend, Cabeza de Vaca, Equiano, Anne Bradstreet, and Jonathan Edwards. It also discusses combining sentences using apositives, using coordinating conjunctions, and using subordinate conjunctions. Unit 2 – Genres of Writing This unit discusses expository, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive writing. Unit 3 – American Romanticism (The Transcendentalists) This unit discusses the historical significance of American romanticism and reviews works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickenson. Also covered are aphorisms, author purpose, ideals, free verse poetry, and personification. Unit 4 – American Romanticism (Gothic Literature) This unit discusses gothic literature, including works by Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Hermon Melville. Also covered are vocabulary, foreshadowing, rhyme scheme, allegory, symbolism, theme, and misplaced and dangling modifiers. Unit 5 – Regionalism and Realism This unit discusses realism and regional literature, using works by Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Edith Wharton, and Kate Chopin. Also included are discussions of vocabulary, dialect, point of view, figures of speech, naturalism, setting, theme, and conflict. Unit 6 – The Modernist Movement This unit discusses the modernist movement, using works by Edgar Lee Masters, Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, and T.S. Elliot. Also included are vocabulary and commas in nonessential elements. Unit 7 – Annotated Bibliography This unit discusses how to create an annotated bibliography, including what an annotated bibliography is, the elements it contains, how to choose a topic and write a thesis statement, how to gather sources from the Internet and from research databases, and how to format an annotated bibliography in MLS style.

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