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Topics We Will Cover This Year Include....

  • Summer Reading: Into the Wild

    Into the Wild Study Guide

    Into the Wild Vocabulary List

    Into the Wild Group Activity

    Into the Wild Essay

  • Native/Early American Literature

  • EA Lit handout
    EA Lit vocabulary

  • Puritanism

  • Salem Witch Trials Webquest

    Arthur Miller's The Crucible
    The Crucible vocabulary 1
    The Crucible vocabulary 2

  • Colonialism

  • Colonialism handout
    Colonialism vocabulary

  • Romanticism

  • Romanticism handout
    Romanticism vocabulary

    Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar Allan Poe vocabulary 1
    Edgar Allan Poe vocabulary 2
    Edgar Allan Poe-Style Short Story Directions and Rubric

  • Transcendentalism

  • Transcendentalism handout
    Transcendentalism vocabulary
    Dickinson and Whitman vocabulary

  • Civil War Literature

  • Civil War handout
    Civil War vocabulary 1

  • Realism and Naturalism

  • Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism handout
    Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism vocabulary

  • Modernism

  • Modernism handout
    Modernism vocabulary

    The Harlem Renaissance
    Harlem Renaissance handout

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
    Gatsby background info. sheet
    Gatsby Character Notes sheet
    Chapter 1 study guide
    Chapter 2 study guide
    Chapter 3 study guide
    Chapter 4 study guide
    Chapter 5 study guide
    Chapter 6 study guide
    Chapter 7 study guide
    Chapter 8 study guide
    Chapter 9 study guide
    Chs. 1-3 Vocabulary Words
    Chs. 4-6 Vocabulary Words
    Chs. 7-9 Vocabulary Words

    Of Mice and Men
    George and Lennie's friendship contradicts the loneliness that most ranch hands feel. The two men share a dream of a settled life on a farm, far from the transient lifestyle they currently experience. Yet Lennie's mental disability makes it hard for George to have a normal life. Read of their adventures as they come to work on a ranch in southern California.

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