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American Literature: A Journey into Great Literary Works – Friday – Fall 2022 & Winter 2023 – 20 Weeks – Grades 8 – 12

Friday, September 2 2022 @ 9:00AM Friday, March 24 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT


Amanda Mohammed

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8 – 12

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9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)


Fall 2022/Winter 2023

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course


Friday, September 2 2022 @ 9:00AM EDT
Friday, March 24 2023 @ 10:30AM EDT
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Have you ever read a work of great literature and wondered how and why the author created the work they did? This course will introduce you to “literary reading”. This is a way to learn about the contexts of stories, including information about the author, textual elements, and other aspects of the assigned works of great literature. This curriculum/course provides opportunities for writing practice while simultaneously growing familiar with some of the greatest writers of all time. Each module directs the student to specific context resources, including readings, art, music, poetry, etc., via web links in the study guide. For your convenience, the links are listed by module. Please note that these pages offer links to online resources only. Off-line resources, as well as instructions for reading assignments and reference pages are found in the study guide (provided via PDF). 

This course will be very interactive, and student driven. Students will complete reading, varied writing assignments, and projects.

This course is designed for the students to interact with the works of literature. Students will immerse themselves in many aspects of the work including art, music, history, setting and more. 


Rip Van Winkle/Legend of Sleepy Hollow (ISBN-10‏: ‎ 0146000714)

The Last of the Mohicans James Cooper (ISBN-10: ‎ 194998253X)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (ISBN-10: ‎ 1519425597)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -Mark Twain (ISBN-10:  ‏ 0486280616)

Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8745274824)

To Kill a Mockingbird- Lee Harper (ISBN-10: 0060935464)

Homework will be listed in the PDF. Approximately 2 – 3 hours of homework a week can be expected. This includes reading selections, writing assignments, viewing outside resources that correlate with text.

This course is worth 1 high school credit for English.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

Great class for my 9th grader!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2022

This was my 9th grader’s first online course with a live component. He loved it! The information was terrific, he really likes Mrs. Amanda, and it was great preparation for future dual enrollment courses, which we hope to start in a year or two. I’ve never had him say he wishes a class would last longer!

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Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 15, 2022

G is absolutely loving this class!

You really know how to keep the students engaged and make the concepts easy enough so they don’t feel overwhelmed.

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J.D., Virginia

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