Student Materials 2016-2017

Grade 9

Grade 10

Unit One"The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
"A White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett "Drenched in Light" by Zora Neale Hurston "Soldier's Home" by Ernest Hemingway "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe

Unit TwoOf Mice And Men

Unit ThreeBlack Boy by Richard Wright
"Salvation" by Langston Hughes

"Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou
"Worth" by Marilyn Nelson
"alternate names for black boys" by Danez Smith
"Mrs. God: by Joshua Corey
"To the Man Who Shouted 'I Like Pork Fried Rice' at Me on the Street" by Franny Choi

Unit FourPoetry- Harlem Renaissance and other selectionsThe Odyssey

Unit FiveRomeo and JulietA Raisin in the Sun12 Angry Men

Unit Six


Unit OneLord of the Flies Animal Farm “Damned Human Race” by Mark Twain

Unit Two“Why I Write” Joan Didion “I Am an American Day Address” Learned Hand “In Search of a Room of One’s Own” Virginia Woolf "How to write with style" Vonnegut
On Writing- Stephen King

A Christmas Carol

Unit ThreeNight

Unit FourPoetry- Various selections
The Odyssey (Homer)

Unit Five Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Antigone by Sophocles

Unit Six


Grade 11 Grade 12  

Unit One- The Color of Water by James McBride "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" "I Have a Dream" Martin Luther King, Jr. "Ain't I a Woman" speech by Sojourner Truth, 1851 Declaration of Independence, 1776

Unit Two-Poetry Selections 11 Excerpts from Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller "The Devil and Tom Walker" - Washington Irving

Unit Three-To Kill a Mockingbird, - Harper Lee

Unit Four-Letter from a Birmingham Jail, King"Coming of Age in Mississippi" – Anne Moody"Emancipation Proclamation" – Abraham Lincoln"Self Reliance" – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unit Five-Civil Disobedience Preamble to the Constitution Declaration of Independence37 who saw murder...

Supporting Texts On Writing- Stephen King The Hero with 1000 Faces- Conrad Mr. Musiak's English Workbook

Unit One-"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl "By the Waters of Babylon" "The Thrill of the Grass" by W.P. Kinsella "The Demon Lover" by Elizabeth Bowen

Unit Two-The Stranger Albert Camus

Unit Three-"Why Colleges Shower their Students With A's""Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns " "Learning to Read" Malcolm X "On Being a Cripple" Nancy Mairs "Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw" John McMurtry

Unit Four-Poetry Selections 12

Unit Five-Dramatic A Midsummer Night's Dream Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw "Pygmalion and Galatea"


Quiz One