The American Literature ebook contains the same text as the print edition of the book. American Literature is also known as English 3, and is the third volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum. You can read a full description of the book and its contents at the print edition page, but here is a reading list of the books that will be studied at this level.
Reading List for Excellence in Literature’s American Literature eBook
Module 1: Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
Honors: The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
Letters From An American Farmer by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
Module 2: Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and selected works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Honors: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Life of George Washington, or Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving
Module 3: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Honors: The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
Module 4: The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Honors: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (if you didn’t read it in English II)
Module 5: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Honors: Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Module 6: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Honors: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Module 7: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Honors: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Daisy Miller by Henry James
Module 8: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Honors: My Antonia by Willa Cather
Module 9: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Honors: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Following the nine modules that outline readings and a week-by-week lesson plan for each of the classic works being studied, you will find reference resources, including instructions for evaluation, reproducible rubric and assignment sheets, and more. You can see an annotated listing of each of the introductory and reference chapters at the “What is included in Excellence in Literature” post.
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You and your student will have the print book for reference and evaluation, but the student will be able to view the modules online, and click links (on most computers) to the context resources, rather than typing out the URLs.