STEP 1: Download the Keeping a Reading Journal handout provided by Mr. Tyler.
STEP 2: Pick one of each of the stories from the list below. (One from Enlightenment, Dark Romanticism, and Realism). Students will then present their findings in presentation form (Evernote, Prezi, Infographic, Video, Tumblr and/or online discussion).
- Thomas Paine, “The Crisis,” http://www.ushistory.org/paine/crisis/
- Thomas Jefferson, “The Declaration of Independence,” http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
- J. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur, from “Letter III: What is an American,” (excerpt+from+Letters+from+an+American+Farmer)
Dark Romanticism: Murky tales which emphasize individuality and imagination. Also, freedom from political constraints and social conventions.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown,” (Young-Goodman-Brown PDF Text)
- Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado,” http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/POE/cask.html
- Herman Melville, “Bartleby, The Scrivener,” http://www.bartleby.com/129/
Realism: The representation of characters, actions, or social conditions as they actually are (that is, concrete and accessible), without idealization or presentation in abstract form.
- Booker T. Washington, “Up from Slavery,” (Chapter 1) (Chapter 2) (Chapter 14)
- Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” http://fiction.eserver.org/short/occurrence_at_owl_creek.html
- W.D. Howells, “Editha,” http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/howells/editha.htm