American Literature

Guided by South Dakota Common Core Standards,  students will explore literary work by American authors to hone their skills in reading comprehension, research, and writing. 

Grades will be given using a combination of:

  • participation: being prepared by having reading assignments completed AND discussing the assignment  
  • daily work: study guides, character lists, vocabulary, etc. 
  • tests/quizzes
  • essays

2017 Reading Schedule (subject to change) 
January  Their Eyes Were Watching God Nora Zeale Hurston   
February  Out of the Dust  Karen Hesse  
February To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee  
March   Address Unknown  ‚ÄčKatherine Taylor  
March Maus Art Spiegelman   
April  The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway  
April  The Things They Carried TIm O'Brien