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10-12 Adv Writing/American Literature



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Class Prerequisites

Text / Materials Required

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Class Description

Text: required book list by semester—no abridged versions—any edition:

Fall 2023: Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Bartleby, the

Scrivener by Herman Melville. We will also read a selection of African American poetry. All books must be

purchased while all poetry will be provided in class.

Spring 2024: House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa

Cather, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby


This class will be a college prep course focusing on reading and analyzing books, poems, plays, and short

stories taken from recommended reading lists for college-bound students. This will be a book-based, writingintensive

course which will focus on helping students hone their critical thinking skills and writing abilities.

There will be weekly reading quizzes and reading assignments as well as several papers.

*This class may be taken for two years as the subject matter will change.

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