American Literature And Its Impact On Today 's Society Essays
A. Statement of Intent
The intent of this unit is to introduce 18 academic vocabulary words and experience Native American literature and its impact on today’s American literature. The unit, which should be five days long, will be taught to three 10th Grade Standard English Language Arts classes, one of which is an inclusion class; the unit will also be taught to two 10th Grade Honors English Language Arts classes. By the end of the unit, the students should be able to achieve the following: define eighteen academic vocabulary words; write using knowledge of those vocabulary word; read more fluently; research effectively; and retell a myth. As the literature of the Native Americans is the foundation for American literature, the students must understand the basic elements of the literature.
B. Content and Standards Alignment
Concept Alignment to State Standards
Background on Native American literature ALEX.AL.2013. L.9-10.6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
“Earth on Turtle’s Back” ALEX.AL.2013.RL.9-10.6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of early American literature to 1900, drawing on a wide…