Honors Texts for American Literature
Honors Texts for American Literature (E3)
The Honors Track for American Literature is outlined in the study guide, and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you’ve already read a focus text for a module, you may substitute an honors text.
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You and your student will have the print book for reference and evaluation, but the student will be able to view the modules online, and click links (on most computers) to the context resources, rather than typing out the URLs.
American Literature: English 3
The books linked below are the honors texts for American Literature, which is English 3 in the Excellence in Literature curriculum.
Honors: The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
Letters From An American Farmer by J. Hector St. John De Crèvecoeur
- or https://www.excellence-in-literature.com/american-lit/e3-resources/letters-from-an-american-farmer-by-crevecoeur
Excerpts of your choice from Fox’s Book of Martyrs (optional)
Irving: You may read your choice of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Life of George Washington, or Tales of the Alhambra.
Rip van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow are part of The Sketch Book.
The book shown above is a collection of Irving’s writings, including the honors text we recommend, Tales of the Alhambra. We have not yet reviewed the other material in this collection.
- “The Song of Hiawatha”
Both of these poems are available for free at Project Gutenberg.
Honors: The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
Honors: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (if you didn’t read it in English II)
The book shown above is a collection of Thoreau’s writings, including the honors text we recommend, Walden. We have not yet reviewed the other material in this collection.
Honors: Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Honors: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The book shown above is a collection of writings from former slaves, including the honors text we recommend, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. We have not yet reviewed the other material in this collection.
Honors: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The book shown above is a collection of writings by Henry James, including the honors text we recommend, Daisy Miller. We have not yet reviewed the other material in this collection.
Honors: My Antonia by Willa Cather or Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
Honors: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway