Reading Scope and Sequence, American Literature

Reading Standard VI, Literary Skills

Lesson 625, American Literature

Applying knowledge of literary terms to works of literature

Reading, discussing, and analyzing American literature representing diversity (gender, ethnicity)

Developing an understanding of the effect of history on American literature (e.g., literary movements, periods)

Identifying, comparing, and responding to United States literature that represents the experiences and traditions of diverse ethnic groups

Identifying cultural vocabulary

Identifying the social situation of a character by analysis of the character’s use of language

Reading works of literature and responding to guided questions, especially American Literature

Analyzing distinctive elements (recurrent themes, historical significance, literary techniques) of American Literature

Evaluating literary works (American) for historical significance; understanding interaction between culture and literary works

Analyzing how works of a given period reflect historical events (American)

Understanding major cultural, religious, philosophical, and political influences on the literature of the United States

Making connections with real-world situations and the human experience through American literature


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