American Literature is a survey of the more well-known writing of our country. The course will have four themes:
1st Quarter Early works/Founding Fathers
2nd Quarter “The Great Thinkers”
3rd Quarter The Romantic American novel
4th Quarter The Changing American Dream
Students will use several texts, digital documents and teacher generated materials.
We will investigate the changes and development in literary thought as well as literary technique and terminology. Writing emphasizes responses to literature and organizing/creating a well argued/documented essay. We will endeavor to thoughtfully approach both our reading and writing.
I earned my BA from Douglass College of Rutgers University and my MEd in Counseling from Seattle University. This is my 32nd year as a teacher at CHS. I have taught 7th grade Language Arts through AP Literature, Drama and Skills for Healthy Living. This year I am the Drama Coach, Senior class, Honor Society and Close Up adviser as well as the Co-Advisor with Mrs. Hottinger for Student Council. My passions outside of work are traveling, reading, hiking, knitting and, of course, spending time with my family.