English Books 2
Unit 2 “The Golden Age of New England” through Reconstruction in America Literature.
Part 1. Read Historical Background. Complete Workbook activity #12
Read About the Author Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Read Essay “Self-Reliance” Answer all 10 questions
Write three-paragraph essay about a trend, activity or social event you will not follow. Introduction, Explain about why you will not follow, Conclusion summarize you feelings. If you need help See Writing activity 11
Part 2 Henry David Thoreau
Read about the author and Walden
Answer questions: 1, 4, 8, 11, 12, and 19
Write a 5-paragraph essay about a place opposite of Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Activity 12
Use at least 5 new vocabulary words from the section words in the essay and underline the words in the essay.1. Introduction,
Part 3 Read about Herman Melville. Read Shiloh a Requiem pg. 107. Compete Student Guide Activity 19.
Watch Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”
Answer questions about the movie.
Part 4 Read about the author Emily Dickinson and “Because I could not stop for Death” and “My life closed twice before its close.” Choose the Emily Dickinson poem that you like best and write a paragraph describing what you think the poet is trying to say in the poem.
Read Thirty-Five by Sara Hale. Answer question 9 and 10.
Write your own poem. See teacher for ideas.
Part 6 Read about Spirituals and the two spirituals. Understand about the use of dialects in language and messages in songs. Answers questions: 4, 5.
Read The Fugitive Blacksmith. Answer the following questions: 3, 5, 13, 17, 26, 28, and 30.
Read about Mark Twain and watch Huck Finn. Answer questions about the movie.
Read Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Mrs. Bixby. Answer the questions 7, 9
Writing assignment: Pretend you are Mrs. Bixby and write a response letter to President Lincoln. See Writing Activity 22 for more information.
English Books 1
Week 1 Read “My Dear and Loving Husband” Answer questions all 10 questions. Complete Unit 1 Writing Activity.
Week 2 Read about Benjamin Franklin and read “Poor Richard’s Almanac. Answer all 10 questions.
Week 3 Read Thomas Pains “The American Crisis, number 1.” Answer all 10 questions
Week 4 Read “American Indian Poetry” and the “Origin of Plumage.” Answer all 20 questions.
Complete Unit one Writing activity six.
Week 5 Read about Edgar Allen Poe and read “The Black Cat” Answer questions 1-5, 11,14, 17, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
Week 6 Read Annable Lee out loud to hear the rhymes, mood and rhythm. Answer questions 1-10.
Create your own poem. Write a poem using at least six lines. Use at least one refrain to create a mood in your poem. Remember most rap songs are poems.