Honors American Literature

Full Year




Prerequisites Needed:

Honors English 9, Honors English 10

Prerequisites For:

AP English


Honors American Literature is a year-long course. The class provides a survey of American literature. We will use Holt-McDougal American Literature online textbook as our main source of material. Second semester students will study an American novel in depth, and choose a nonfiction book to discuss in an ongoing literature circle. The course is designed chronologically and moves from literature of the early settlers to contemporary American literature. Students will read both fiction and non-fiction pieces and experiment with different types of writing, including literary analysis, persuasive writing and research-based writing. There are also visual presentation projects incorporated into the class to teach students how to create an effective presentation and allow for some creativity. The honors class is designed to develop writing and analytical skills in preparation for AP English 12 and college level English courses.

Learning Targets

  1. T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)
  2. T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.
  3. T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.
  4. T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online Honors American Literature class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).