ERIC Number: ED361726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
American Literature Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Worksheets for Secondary Students.
American literature is brought to life for Secondary students (grades 9-12) through this book which presents over 145 ready-to-use, interdisciplinary activities--for use with any American literature curriculum. The activities aim to improve writing skills, encourage critical thinking and literary analysis, and build vocabulary. Flexible enough for use with a variety of interest and ability levels, the activities in the book are organized into seven chronological sections--from colonial times to the present: (1) The Colonial Era, 1492-1760 (Columbus to Franklin); (2) The Revolution, 1760-1800 (Franklin to Paine); (3) a New Literature, 1800-1840 (Irving to Poe); (4) Independence in Literature, 1840-1870 (Emerson to Alcott); (5) Realism and Naturalism, 1870-1916 (Twain to Masters); (6) Social Change, 1917-1945 (Sandburg to Wright); (7) Into the Future, 1946-present (Williams to Angelou). The book includes a list of skills taught for each lesson, background information for the teacher for each activity, complete answer keys, projects for extended learning, a reproducible historical chronology of the time period studied, and bibliographies of further reading for each section. A list of suggested authors for each section and an index of literary terms are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literary Devices, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, United States History, United States Literature, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Center for Applied Research in Education, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($24.95 plus $4.48 postage/handling plus state sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc., New York, NY.