American Lit

August 26th, 2014

This page will typically be updated every Monday, but please remember that things change throughout the week.


General Information for October 9-13

  • This week we will continue our nonfiction unit: Four American Essays. There is some difficult reading that we will work through together in class. Homework will be determined daily based on progress made in class. 

Monday – October 9

CW – “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” & “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

HW – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – pages 11-13

Tuesday – October 10

CW – “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

HW – Finish “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

HW – Four Essays Test – next Tuesday, the 17th

HW – Due next Wednesday, the 18th – fourth essay – your choice – see the “A. Lit – Links” page

Wednesday – October 11

Special schedule – no regular classes meet

Thursday – October 12

No school – teacher grading day and professional development

Friday – October 13

No school – statewide inservice day


General Information for October 2-6

  • This week we will begin our nonfiction unit: Four American Essays. There is some difficult reading that we will work through together in class. Homework will be determined daily based on progress made in class. 

Monday – October 2

CW – “The American Scholar”

HW –  “The American Scholar” – through section II – pg. 4

Tuesday – October 3

CW – “The American Scholar”

HW – “The American Scholar” – through “Duties” – pgs. 6-8

Wednesday – October 4

CW – “The American Scholar” & “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”

HW – “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” – pgs. 222-225

Thursday – October 5

CW – “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”

HW – “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” – through page 231

Friday – October 6

CW – “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” & “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

HW – Finish “Civil Disobedience”


General Information for September 25-29

  • Three things are due Friday for the unit on Native American literature: reading packet, final draft of writing task, and writing work – Outline/Rough draft/Editing sheet.
  • Last Friday, I handed out an independent short story reading activity. It is due next Monday, October 2.

Monday – September 25

CW – Outline, Rough draft

HW –  Native American lit work is due Friday

Tuesday – September 26

CW – Rough draft, Editing

HW – “The Raven” due Thursday

HW –  Native American lit work is due Friday

Wednesday – September 27

CW – Editing, Final draft

HW – “The Raven” due tomorrow

HW – Native American lit work is due Friday

Thursday – September 28

CW – “The Raven”, Final draft 

HW – Native American lit work is due tomorrow!

Friday – September 29

CW – “The American Scholar”

HW – Independent short story activity due Monday


General Information for September 18-22

This week we will wrap up the readings of Native American literature and begin the writing process.


Monday – September 18

CW – “Thanatopsis” quiz review, Three writing tasks – overview, Native American myths 

HW – “Fleur” due tomorrow

Tuesday – September 19

CW – “Fleur” review, Expository writing – info, Native American myths

HW – Test on Friday

Wednesday – September 20

CW – Argumentative writing – info, Native American myths

HW – Test on Friday

Thursday – September 21

CW – Narrative writing – info, Formal writing task

HW – Native American literature test tomorrow 

Friday – September 22

CW – Native American literature test, Formal writing task

HW – None


General Information for September 11-15

Welcome to American Literature!


Monday – September 11

CW – “Thanatopsis” quiz, Native American myths 

HW – None

Tuesday – September 12

CW – Guest – Brenda Brainard from the Natives program

HW – Bring I.D.

Wednesday – September 13

CW – Native American myths

HW – “Yellow Woman” due Friday

Thursday – September 14

CW – Native American myths

HW – “Yellow Woman” due tomorrow

Friday – September 15

CW – Discuss “Yellow Woman” and myths 

HW – “Fleur” due Tuesday


General Information for September 4-8

Welcome to American Literature!


Monday – September 4

No school – Labor Day

Tuesday – September 5

No school – Professional development

Wednesday – September 6

CW – Welcome, Survey, Oregon tribes

HW – None!

Thursday – September 7

CW – Syllabus, Literary terms, Library

HW – Parent signature – Syllabus

Friday – September 8

CW – Literary Terms, Native American introduction

HW – “Thanatopsis”