This project is designed to supplement the traditional anthology used for American literature and to encourage students to do independent reading and critical thinking. It is designed for college-bound juniors and addresses these standards.
Each of the three works chosen will be one of the outside reading choices for each six weeks. Students will complete a creative project and a writing assignment related to the individual work. The fourth project will be a paper exploring the common thread to these works.
For the purposes of this project, a "work" is defined as a novel, two or three plays, a volume of poetry, an autobiography, a collection of short stories, a collection of essays/other nonfiction.
Criteria for Selecting Works
Students are encouraged to come up with their own approaches to this project. Please make your proposal to me before investing too much time in it, however.
Updated January 10, 2009.