TED Talks for American Literature - ocbeachteacher Enhance your teaching with these talks that go with texts by Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, and others!

TED Talks for American Literature - ocbeachteacher Enhance your teaching with these talks that go with texts by Kate Chopin, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, and others!

Begin each class period of your Transcendentalism unit with thought-provoking bell ringers. These bell ringers include quotes from Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, Fuller, and more. They are ideal for your American literature class.

Transcendentalism Bell Ringers: Thoreau, Emerson, Fuller, Alcott, & More

Begin each class period of your Transcendentalism unit with thought-provoking bell ringers. These bell ringers include quotes from Thoreau, Emerson, Alcott, Fuller, and more. They are ideal for your American literature class.

Bundle of my Best-selling, Classroom-tested units for American literature. With this set of resources, you will have a full year's worth of materials for teaching the canon of American literature  from America's beginnings to today.  Teach from Native American literature to Hemingway's realism to Bradbury's science fiction.

American Literature Curriculum, Full Year

Bundle of my Best-selling, Classroom-tested units for American literature. With this set of resources, you will have a full year's worth of materials for teaching the canon of American literature from America's beginnings to today. Teach from Native American literature to Hemingway's realism to Bradbury's science fiction.

Engage your students with these common core character analysis graphic organizers for The Crucible. Ideal for secondary ELA and American Literature classes, this file contains two different types of organizers for all of the main characters in Arthur Miller's novel.

The Crucible Character Analysis Graphic Organizers

Engage your students with these common core character analysis graphic organizers for The Crucible. Ideal for secondary ELA and American Literature classes, this file contains two different types of organizers for all of the main characters in Arthur Miller's novel.

American Literary Movements - American Literary Periods Analysis: Using a multi-cell storyboard, students should examine American Literature and American Authors to analyze the literary periods that make up the various American Literary Movements.

American Literary Movements - American Literary Periods Analysis: Using a multi-cell storyboard, students should examine American Literature and American Authors to analyze the literary periods that make up the various American Literary Movements.

Teaching Transcendentalism or Henry David Thoreau? Add this free nonfiction piece to American Literature lesson plans.

Henry David Thoreau Lesson Plan

Teaching Transcendentalism or Henry David Thoreau? Add this free nonfiction piece to American Literature lesson plans.

I have experimented with strategies so I would be more comfortable turning the discussion over to my students (and to make them more at ease with taking ownership). These trials turned into my “Roundtable Discussion,” and it’s become a great success. Both students and administrators praised the use of this discussion format, which I used in my American Literature and AP Literature and Composition classes.

I have experimented with strategies so I would be more comfortable turning the discussion over to my students (and to make them more at ease with taking ownership). These trials turned into my “Roundtable Discussion,” and it’s become a great success. Both students and administrators praised the use of this discussion format, which I used in my American Literature and AP Literature and Composition classes.

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