American Literature Period 2
Welcome to American Literature
American Literature is a college preparatory academic course designed for students performing at or above
grade level. American Literature is required of all sophomores. Based on the NJ Student Learning
Standards, it encompasses the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and technology.
American literature and culture of the Pre-Colonial through American Realism movements is studied.
Reading selections, audio-visual materials, classroom activities, and assessment tools are varied to
accommodate all students. Students are expected to complete a properly documented and parenthetically
cited research paper in this course.