10-12 Adv Writing/American Literature
Text / Materials Required
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.