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McDougal Littell Literature (American Literature), Grade 11 Student Textbook (2008)


McDougal Littell Literature invites students to explore the world of art, literature, and life’s big questions. The unique organization around clusters of standards allows for the teaching of major literary concepts across genre. Standards that belong together are taught together. Students analyze fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media across clusters of standards. Special features support visual and media literacy, along with research strategies.


Introductory Unit
- Literary essentials workshop
- Writing essentials workshop

Unit 1: An Emerging Nation
Early American Writing 1600–1800
The Native American Experience
Exploration and the Early Settlers
The Puritan Tradition

Unit 2: Celebrating the Individual
American Romanticism 1800–1855
The Early Romantics
The Fireside Poets
The Transcendentalists
American Gothic

Unit 3: An Age of Transition
From Romanticism to Rrealism 1855–1870
Brilliant Mavericks: Whitman and Dickinson
Literature of the Civil War

Unit 4: Capturing the American Landscape
Regionalism and Naturalism 1870–1910
Regionalism and Local Color Writing
The Rise of Naturalism
A New Role for Women

Unit 5: A Changing Awareness
The Harlem Renaissance and Modernism 1910–1940
The Harlem Renaissance
The New Poetry
The Modern Short Story
Journalism as Literature

Unit 6: New Perspectives
Contemporary Literature 1940–present
Modern American Drama
Responses to War
Civil Rights and Protest Literature
A Mosaic of American Voices

Unit 7: Investigation and Discovery
The Power of Research

Student Resource Bank
- Reading Handbook
- Writing Handbook
- Writing Handbook
- Grammar Handbook
- Vocabulary and Spelling Handbook
- Speaking and Listening Handbook
- Media Handbook
- Test-Taking Handbook
Glossary of Literary Terms
Glossary of Reading & Informational Terms
Glossary of Vocabulary in English & Spanish
Pronunciation Key
Index of Fine Art
Index of Skills
Index of Titles and Authors
Art Credits

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