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Institute For Excellence In Writing American Literature: Excellence in Literature--Reading and Writing Through the Classics

Have you ever read a work of great literature and wondered how and why the author created the work they did? This book will introduce you to "literary reading", the way to learn about the contexts of stories, including the author, text elements, and other elements of the assigned works of great literature, allowing for writing practice while growing familiar with some of the greatest writers of all time. This book establishes the scope & sequence, assigns the readings, suggests an assignment schedule, provides organization tips, and a rubric for objectively evaluating completed assignments, and provides resources for research; students must find copies of the books to read. Learn to read with discernment, become a self-motivated learner, strengthen writing skills, and prepare for college classes! Each of the nine included units are designed to be completed in four intense weeks. Grades 8-12. 146 pages, spiralbound softcover.

  • Unit 1:Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  • Unit 2: Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and Selected Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Unit 3:The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Unit 4:The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Unit 5: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Unit 6:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Unit 7:House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • Unit 8:The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Unit 9:The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
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    very nice and challenging work!

    Date:February 3, 2012
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    pjswin
    Location:Ft Worth tx
    Age:55-65
    Gender:female
    Good reading and writing units!
    Very challenging!
    Cannot wait to finish each unit and see what we read next!
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    Date:October 1, 2011
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    Great for homeschooling. Gives a great list of books to read.
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    Great book!

    Date:July 9, 2011
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    Great way for highschool student to learn American Literature. Not to basic, not too hard.
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