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1 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE Dr. Rice Room 5210

2 CONTACT INFORMATION Number: Tutorial Days: Tuesday and Thursday Tutorial Hours: 3:20-3:50 PM- Please make sure you schedule appointment times at least 1 day in advance. Tutorial Location: 5210 Textbook(s): Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar:– Ruby Level Textbook Price: $ 70.00

3 COURSE DESCRIPTION American literature begins with the Colonial Period and moves through the Rise of Realism, the Civil War, the post war periods, and the 1900s to contemporary writings; units within the time periods are thematically arranged. Attention is given to major literary trends such as Puritanism, Nationalism, Regionalism, Transcendentalism, Imagism, Modernism, and Cultural Inclusion as well as to major American authors and significant historical periods. Literary forms covered include the short story, novel, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Students are given the opportunity to improve grammar and usage skills.

4 MAJOR ASSESSMENTS Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test (GHGWT) End of Course Test (EOCT) Benchmark Test Research Project

5 GRADING SCALE Classwork/ Daily Work 25% Homework 10% Projects/Presentations 20% Essays/Tests 25% Performance/Participation 10% Final Assessment 10% Total 100% EOCT Exam 15%

6 REQUIRED MATERIALS Textbook-Everyday!!!-Super Star Points Program! Three-Ring Binder (For English Only) w/ 7 Dividers Two Blue or Black Pens and Notebook Paper Two # Pencils for Scantron and Rough Drafts 100 Index Cards and a Jump Drive 3 Outside Reading Novels

7 REQUIRED NOVELS The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Native Son by Richard Wright You will need to purchase the following novels! All students must have these three books on the scheduled date. YOU WILL RECEIVE A TEST GRADE OF 100% OR ZERO IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT. Please see me privately if you cannot have all of your books on the due date to avoid a zero.

8 MAKE-UP WORK POLICY Two days to make-up missed assignments If students are on a field trip and happen to miss class, they are still responsible for the assigned work for that day, meaning all work must still be turned in on the due date. Assignments must be turned in before the student leaves the school for a field trip.

9 ACADEMIC DISHONESTY A student caught in an act of academic dishonesty and/or plagiarism will earn a zero on the assignment. Parent contact will be made and a referral will be sent to the discipline office.

10 EXTRA CREDIT Extra credit is assigned at the discretion of the teacher. It is intended for those students who have completed every assignment and who would like to improve their average. It is NOT intended as make-up work for those students who do not do their work on a regular basis.

11 EXTRA CREDIT Extra Credit opportunit

12 SIGNATURE PAGE Review Expectations Students can and will receive a N or U in conduct as appropriate Please return Signature Page as this is your first official homework grade! Accurate information required!

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