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.

This course is designed to give students options with regard to exploring American Literature.  Readings here are Alternate readings to those in the English Literature class series.

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.

English Books 3

Read the Graphic Novel series, BONE and complete the assignments below.

Book 1 Vocabulary

Book 1 Study Guide

Book 1 Descriptive Essay

Book 1 Puzzle

Book 2 Vocabulary

Book 2 Study Guide

Book 2 Descriptive Essay

Book 2 Puzzle

Book 3 Vocabulary

Book 3 Study Guide

Book 3 Descriptive Essay

Book 3 Puzzle

Book 4 Vocabulary

Book 4 Study Guide

Book 4 Descriptive Essay

Book 4 Puzzle

Book 5 Vocabulary

Book 5 Study Guide

Book 5 Descriptive Essay

Book 5 Puzzle

Book 6 Vocabulary

Book 6 Study Guide

Book 6 Descriptive Essay

Book 6 Puzzle

Book 7 Vocabulary

Book 7 Study Guide

Book 7 Descriptive Essay

Book 7 Puzzle

Book 8 Vocabulary

Book 8 Study Guide

Book 8 Descriptive Essay

Book 8 Puzzle

Book 9 Vocabulary

Book 9 Study Guide

Book 9 Descriptive Essay

Book 9 Puzzle

English Books 4

Read the Novel Touching Spirit Bear and complete the assignments below.

001 Pre-Read Vocabulary Ch 1-6

002 Study Guide Ch 1-6

003 Character Profile

004 Newspaper Account