American Literature   (#1005310)

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General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

The purpose of this course is to enable students, using texts of appropriate complexity, to develop knowledge of American literature while honing their reading skills and increasing their knowledge base. Emphasis will be on representative American literature, highlighting the major genres, themes, issues, and influences associated with the selections.

 

General Notes

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • active reading of varied American literary texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn
  • analysis of literature and informational texts from varied American literary periods to examine:
    • text craft and structure
    • elements of literature
    • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence
    • power and impact of language
    • influence of history, culture, and setting on language
    • personal critical and aesthetic response
  • writing for varied purposes
    • crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts
    • responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes
  • collaboration amongst peers

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf

Version Requirements

One-third of the 10th Grade Sample Book List, or selections by the authors represented on the list, should be included in instructional materials, augmented with selections of similar quality that will reinforce the concepts, vocabulary and skills in the English 2.

General Information

Course Number: 1005310
Abbreviated Title: AMER LIT
Number of Credits: One (1) credit
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: State Board Approved
Graduation Requirement: English

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