The vital resource for grading all assignments from the American Literature course, including options to help personalize the coursework for the individual learner.
Overview: Students will be immersed into some of the greatest American literature ever written in this well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from classic prose, poetry, and drama. Literary content covered in this volume includes the following: The History of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, The Chosen by Chiam Potok, as well as poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, and many more selections of the finest in American literature. Additional readings not included within this text can be found at local libraries or widely available as free online downloads.
Features: Each weekly chapter has five daily lessons with clear objectives, concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings. Equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, articulating their worldview through writing. Easily combined with the American History course from Master Books to take students through historical settings and philosophy, as well as a critical analysis of literary thought across the centuries.