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.
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
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
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.
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
One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.