We found 175 reviewed resources for american literature genres
Creative Writing Unit: Analyzing, Interpreting, Discussing and Writing Various Genres of African-American Literature
10th - 12th
A six-week unit takes high schoolers through various works of African-American literature, including poems, plays, and short stories. The lesson plan format includes a week-by-week description of activities, goals, materials, and...
The South, the North and the Great Migration: Blues and Literature
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a complex lesson plan that interweaves the history of the Jim Crow South and the Great Migration with the study of poetry, art, and blues music from the Harlem Renaissance. The plan helps young historians develop a deep...
Integrative Lesson on Genres of American Literature (Senior, Literature)
To begin this lesson, the instructor will present a PowerPoint detailing the genres of Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Learners will follow along with an instructional sheet that will aid in the identification of setting, tone,...
Colonials & Revolutionaries: Background Historical & Cultural Information
11th - Higher Ed
The four major trends of the 18th century (The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, British global ambitions, and economic disagreements) are the focus of a PowerPoint that places in context such influences as deism, mercantilism,...
In Emily Dickinson's Own Words: Letters and Poems
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the depth and beauty of American Literature by reading Emily Dickinson's letters and poems. The class analyzes Dickinson's poetic style and discusses Thomas Wentworth Higginson's editorial relationship with Dickinson. They pay...
Hidden Stories: A Three-Part Lesson in African-American History, Research, and Children’s Literature
10th - 12th
Groups of high school learners conduct research on a particular era of African-American history, focusing on events, people, and places important to that era. Next, they review children's literature in four different genres. As a...
Early American Novel: Exploring the Emergence of a Genre
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Need an extra challenge for your best readers? Check out a unit that uses Hannah Webster Foster’s epistolary novel, The Coquette, published in 1797, as the anchor text. The resource is packed with project ideas; each with its own...
Teacher-Copy of Gatsby and the Jazz Age: American Dream or Nightmare
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
F. Scott Fitzgerald's intent in The Great Gatsby was "to state the American dream as dramatically, as passionately, as possible – and at the same time, to hold it up to moral judgment, to see what lies and terrors lay beneath its garlands and banners and ‘good times’.” The materials in this collection are meant to provide teachers with background information, unit and lesson plans, and suggestions for activities that will encourage readers to explore the many layers of this classic novel, the good times and the terrors.