The following CAP, “Teaching the Modern American Novel,” is designed for eleventh grade SCALE classes in the secondary school. However, some activities and worksheets can be used or modified for an honors track or a Regents level classroom. The novels that students read in this course are challenging. The following study guides are for students to use both in and outside of the classroom. The lessons in the unit incorporate the NYS Learning Standards:

  1. Language for information and understanding.

2. Language for literary response.3. Language for critical analysis and evaluation.4. Language for social interaction.


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