DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCE IN CONTENT KNOWLEDGE APPROPRIATE TO THE TEACHING POSITION.

The teacher:
a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.
b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student.
c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.
d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.



Yearly Lesson Plans on Class Wiki

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I have created and utilized a class website for each of the classes I teach, updating it not only each year but each day. We use it daily for visuals, lesson plans, hand-outs, and everything else the students will need in order to do their best work. I continue to add links and resources that will help both classroom management and instruction, as well as student achievement. You can view this wiki at https://sites.google.com/a/atlanticiaschools.org/hartwig-english/.



Professional Development Wiki for

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I have created for our district's sheltered English instruction teachers of all levels a professional development wiki in order to provide monthly ESL training and support. You can view this wiki at http://atlanticesl.wikispaces.com.


Content Experience

(English/Grammar, ESL, Literature, Reading, Speech/Communication/Theater & Writing)


English/Grammar:

• hold Master of Arts in English

• teach (or have taught) Introduction to Language Arts, 9th grade honors English, 10th grade English, and ESL, all with explicit and implicit grammar instruction

• utilize contextual grammar & usage in teaching ESL

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• student taught 7th & 8th grade English

• possess 11 years experience as a legal assistant wherein I drafted professional documents & correspondence


ESL:

endorsed in ESL

• develop, provide, and participate in ESL professional development

• served as ESL teacher/coordinator for Atlantic Community Schools 2011-2012

• served as licensed ESL teacher for Atlantic Community Schools since 2009

• served as supervising ESL teacher for Atlantic Community Schools from 2009-2011, in charge of professional development & coordinator supervision

• student taught at Des Moines Central Campus' newcomers' program with class sizes up to 30 students

• taught from McDougal Littell Literature Grade 9 curriculum to ELLs since 2009

• served as ESL coordinator for Atlantic Community Schools from 2005-2009

• taught Eng-6-11 literature to ELLs in a study-back or re-teaching setting since 2006


Literature:

hold Master of Arts in English with emphasis in literature (literature studied: Hemingway, Steinbeck, Harlem Renaissance, Postmodernism, Criticism & the Novel, Comparative Literary Studies, and Poetic Forms)

• studied and conducted thesis research on John Steinbeck

• teach American Literature to 11th and 12th graders


• teach 11th grade English with emphasis on world and American literature selections

• have taught 10th grade English with emphasis on world and American literature selections

• have taught 9th grade honors English with emphasis on literary criticism of various selections

• student taught British Lit course to 11th-12th graders

• studied Multicultural Literature in senior capstone course

• studied in the following graduate courses: Major Author I: Ernest Hemingway, Major Author II: John Steinbeck, Literary Period: Harlem Renaissance, Criticism and the Novel

• studied in the following undergraduate courses: Reading Shakespeare, American Lit since 1960

• utilized McDougal Littell Literature Grade 9 curriculum to ELLs since 2009

• utilized Eng-6-11 literature to ELLs in a study-back or re-teaching setting since 2006

• taught ELLs through active literature read-alouds since 2005


Reading:

• hold Master of Arts in English with emphasis in literature

• 2 classes remaining to attain reading endorsement

• utilized reading, phonics, decoding, reading fluency, and reading strategies in ESL teaching since 2006

• actively read each day

• actively read to my own three children since 1990


Speech/Communication/Theater:

• teach speech units in each of my English courses

have taught 10th grade English with one full semester consisting of communication, speech, and resume/interview units

• conducted 30 hours of practicum with CJ Matthews, 9th grade speech teacher at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, Spring 2008

• studied Advanced Speech in undergraduate coursework

• participated as a student in state high school individual, small group, and large group speech contests, including at the all-state level

• performed major & minor roles in numerous theater productions in 9th-12th grades


Writing:

• hold Master of Arts in English with composition pedagogy and history of rhetoric coursework

• teach pre-college composition to 11th and 12th graders

• have instructed a pre-college writing course, facilitated online, for IWCC student

• student taught Honors Early Start college composition

• possess 11 years experience as a legal assistant wherein I drafted professional documents & correspondence

• studied undergraduate courses in Comp I & II, Reading/Writing Non-Fiction

• taught writing and the writing process with both ESL and mainstream English since 2005




Strengths and Focus in Teaching English Content:

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I am endorsed in both secondary English (5-12) and English as a Second Language (K-12) with my master of arts in English. In addition, I am nearly complete with my secondary reading endorsement. As you will see under my Iowa Teaching Standard 3 (Instructional Planning) page, you can review lesson plans that illustrate both my experience in teaching all developmental levels from kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as my content knowledge in the areas of English, ESL, reading, speech/communication/theater, and writing. Throughout all of the different lesson plans included in my portfolio (high school English, middle school English, middle school reading, K-5 ESL, and 6-12 ESL), I feel my strengths lie in the connections between language (both acquisition and usage), writing, and literature. I focus on strengthening language and metacognitive skills through focusing on the four domains of language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and continually making cross-curricular and real-world connections. Because language is the channel of thought, challenging and strengthening students' language and metacognitive skills increases students' success, not only in English, but in every area of their lives.



Lesson Plans Exhibiting Focus on Common Core State Standards:

Below is a copy of my Harlem Renaissance Unit, which is mapped out according to a focus on Common Core State Standards. Within this 30-day unit is evidence of daily higher order thinking and communicating, what I believe is the root of all good instruction.

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Lesson Plans Exhibiting Focus on Content:

Below is a copy of my first week's lesson plans that kick off all our 10th grade literary units for the year. Its purpose is to help the students learn and understand how to view literature of any kind and the value of using different perspectives - not only in literary review, but all of their curricular areas and life in general.


LITERARY CRITICISM & LITERARY TERMSMonday:brain.jpg

Today I will use a variety of skills and researched-based strategies to comprehend and interpret literary texts.



>Intro to literary terms

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>Find the literary terms in today's music:

(watch Train's "Drops of Jupiter" music video)
**"Drops Of Jupiter"**
lyrics Songwriters: Hotchkiss, Robert S; Monahan, Pat; Stafford, James W; Underwood, Scott Michael; Colin, Charlie;
Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey
Since the return from her stay on the moon
She listens like spring and she talks like June, hey, hey
But tell me, did you sail across the sun?
Did you make it to the Milky Way
To see the lights all faded
And that heaven is overrated?
Tell me, did you fall for a shooting star?
One without a permanent scar...

© BLUE LAMP MUSIC; EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.;

>Discuss literary terms and their meanings in small group & then large group>Create a LITERARY TERMS poster of your literary term(s) and begin copying information in the LITERARY TERMS poster passing game

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Today I will use a variety of skills and researched-based strategies to comprehend and interpret literary texts.




The ME BOX:

Perspective... it's all in how you look at it.

>What can you see from where you are?

+Take a quarter sheet and, from your seat, SILENTLY write down a description of the object uncovered before you; write in detail what you see from your vantage point.
+Class discussion about our DESCRIPTIONS and our PERSPECTIVE of the object

>What can you see when you look through a special lens?

+Now number off 1 through 5.
+REMAIN SILENT
+Ones, analyze the object now from the lens of a humanist - looking for anything relating to humans, their needs, and their desires.
+Twos, analyze the object now from the lens of an environmentalist - looking for anything relating to nature and our environment.
+Threes, analyze the object now from the lens of an economist - looking for anything relating to goods, materials, production, and wealth
+Fours, analyze the object now from the lens of religion - looking for anything relating to religion, spirits, and powers.
+Fives, analyze the object now form the lens of a mathematician - looking for anything relating to numbers, geometrics, problems, and solutions.
+Class discussion on FINDINGS and PERSPECTIVES.

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Today I will use a variety of skills and researched-based strategies to comprehend and interpret literary texts.

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Perspective continued... it's all in how you look at it.Look at the following pictures and tell me...>What do you think of and feel when you look at the picture?>Now, think about the form and structure the artist used to paint this picture. What do you see?

reader response vs. formalism/new criticism

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//Starry Night// by Vincent //van Gogh//


>Now think about those universal images, the archetypes we talked about. What do you see?>Now, let's look into the history behind this painting. Knowing that history, what do you see now?

archetypal vs. new historicism

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Guernica by Pablo Picasso


>Looking at this picture, it's easy for us to think from the perspective of an American. What do you see and think about this U.S. soldier seizing Saddam Hussein?>Now, however, put yourself in the shoes of an Iraqi citizen. And remember, there are different sects of Iraqis, the Sunnis and the Shiites. What do you see now?

cultural

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>Now take a look at one of Norman Rockwell's paintings, remembering that he painted from a regional realism perspective, painting what he saw in society around him in the mid-1900s. What do you see that tells you what was going on in his era?>Now, rather than look at this from a political or governmental view, think about the girl in the picture. Look at it from the perspective of this female. What do you see now?

Marxist vs. Feminist

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"The Problem We All Live With" by Norman Rockwell

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Today I will use a variety of skills and researched-based strategies to comprehend and interpret literary texts.



Moving from the lens to the language

>Review of literary terms

>Grab a literary terms practice quiz.>Look at the LITERARY TERMS poster from Monday's assignment that is attached to your desk.>Determine which literary term definition from your practice quiz goes with the literary term represented on the poster on your desk.>Once you have evaluated the poster and matched that term with its correct definition on your practice quiz, move to another desk until you have your practice quiz complete.

>Now, apply that same lens to analyzing literature:

"Wrist-Wrestling Father"

"Richard Corey"


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Today I will use a variety of skills and researched-based strategies to comprehend and interpret literary texts.


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Literary Terms Quiz



Connecting ESL Knowledge Across Content Areas:

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Attached is a file entitled "ESL Assessment." This is a concept assessment I made when I first started working with English language learners to determine what level of proficiency an ELL held in common English language and academic concepts necessary to survive and succeed in American schools. Assessing this information within and across content areas allows a teacher to understand and use instructional strategies that are appropriate to both the student's needs and the content area needs.



Bibliography - Content Knowledge

Below is a listing that is mostly-comprehensive (though not exhaustive) of the literature I have read, studied, and/or taught in my adulthood. Although the individual books in each category may bleed from one category into another (e.g. from Biographies into American Literature), from this bibliography you will be able to see the content I both enjoy and consume. I use this repertoire and continue to build on the like to increase my content knowledge necessary to be an effective English teacher.


Bibliography of Literature Read, Studied and/or Taught in Adulthood


Adolescent Literature:

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. New York: Speak, 2001. Print.

Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. New York: Scholastic Signature, 2001. Print.

Chbosky, Stephen. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. New York: Pocket Books, 1999. Print.

Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2009. Print.

Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2008. Print.

Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 2010. Print.

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. Print.

Denenberg, Barry. Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows. New York: Scholastic, 2001. Print.

Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. New York: Atheneum Books, 2002. Print.

Fitch, Janet. White Oleander. New York: Back Bay Books, 2000. Print.

Flinn, Alex. Fade to Black. New York: Harper Collins, 2005. Print.

Funke, Cornelia. Dragon Rider. New York: Scholastic, 2004. Print.

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Vintage Contemporaries, 2003. Print.

Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot. New York: Random House, 2002. Print.

Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders. New York: Puffin, 1995. Print.

Hodgson Burnett, Frances. The Secret Garden. New York: Modern Publishing, 2005. Print.

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Square Fish, 2007. Print.

Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 107-198. Print.

Lewis, C.S. The Magician’s Nephew. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 7-106. Print.

Lord, Cynthia. Touch Blue. New York: Scholastic, 2010. Print.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. Print.

Montgomery, L.M.Anne of reen Gables. New York: Scholastic, 1989. Print.

Myers, W.D. Monster. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Print.

O'roark Dowell, Frances. The Kind of Friends We Used To Be. New York: Scholastic, 2010. Print.

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. New York: Harper Entertainment, 1977. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. London: Bloomsbury, 2007. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.London: Bloomsbury, 2005. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. London: Bloomsbury, 2003. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. London: Bloomsbury, 1999. Print.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. London: Bloomsbury, 1997. Print.

Sachar, Louis. Holes. New York: Dell Yearling, 2000. Print.

Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. New York: Random House, 2009. Print.

White, Ellen Emerson. Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady. New York: Scholastic, 1998. Print.


American Literature:

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970. Print.

Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany's. New York: Vintage International, 1993. Print.

Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood. New York: Vintage, 1994. Print.

Conarroe, Joel, ed. Six American Poets: An Anthology. New York: Vintage, 1991. Print.

Connell, Richard. “The Most Dangerous Game.” The Lanauage of Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.

Coupland, Douglas. Generation X. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. Print.

Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. New York: Barnes & Nobel Classics, 2003. Print.

Fitzgerald, F. S. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004. Print.

Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. New York : Scribners, 1940. Print.

Hemingway, Ernest. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. New York: Scribner, 1987. Print.

Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast. New York: Scribners, 2009. Print.

Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. New York: Scribners, 1952. Print.

Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. New York: Scribner, 1926. Print.

Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. New York: Vintage Classics, 1990. Print.

Jackson, J. Benson. John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography. New York: Penguin, 1990. Print.

James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004. Print.

Johnson, Denis. Jesus’ Son. London: Methuen, 2004. Print.

Kaplan, Fred. 1959: The Year Everything Changed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. Print.

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Warner Books, 1982. Print.

London, Jack. Call of the Wild. New York : Macmillan, 1963. Print.

Lynn, Kenneth S. Hemingway. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995. Print.

Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. New York: Penguin, 1985. Print.

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried.New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2009. Print.

Salinger, Jerome David. The Catcher in the Rye. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Print.

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. New York: Penguin Books, 1977. Print.

Smith, Betty. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005. Print.

Stein, Gertrude. Three Lives. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005. Print.

Steinbeck, Elaine, and Robert Wallsten, eds. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. New York: Penguin Books, 1989. Print.

Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.

Steinbeck, John. East of Eden. New York: Penguin Books, 1992. Print.

Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Books,

Steinbeck, John. The Long Valley. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

Steinbeck, John. The Log from the Sea of Cortez. New York: Penguin Books, 1995. Print.

Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.

Steinbeck, John. The Pearl. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.

Steinbeck, John. The Red Pony. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.

Steinbeck, John. Tortilla Flat. New York: Penguin Books, 2009. Print.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2003. Print.

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Children’s Classics, 1992. Print.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Dial Press Trade, 2009. Print.

Wells, H.G. The Time Machine. New York: Ace Books, 2001. Print.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006. Print.

Wright, Richard. “The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis.” The Language of Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.


Autobiographies/Biographies/Memoirs:

Ali, Nujood. I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2010. Print.

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970. Print.

Burpo, Todd and Lynn Vincent. Heaven is for Real. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010. Print.

Dugard, Jaycee Lee. A Stolen Life. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2011. Print.

Fey, Tina. Bossypants. New York : Little, Brown & Co., 2011. Print.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Eat, Love, Pray. New York: Viking Adult, 2006. Print.

Hillendbrand, Laura. Unbroken. New York: Random House, 2010. Print.

Karp, Brianna. The Girl's Guide to Homelessness. Ontario: Harlequin, 2011. Print.

Lynn, Kenneth S. Hemingway. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995. Print.

Morris, Edmund. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Modern Library, 2001. Print.

Morris, Edmund. Theodore Rex. New York: Random House, 2001. Print.

Mortenson, Greg, and David Relin. Three Cups of Tea. New York: Penguin, 2007. Print.

Myers, Alyse. Who Do You Think You Are? New York: Touchstone, 2008. Print.

Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.

Scheeres, Julia. Jesus Land. New York: Counterpoint Press, 2005. Print.

Sorenson, Ted. Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History. New York: Harper, 2008. Print.

Ten Boom, Corrie. The Hiding Place. New York: Walker and Company, 1996. Print.

Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle. New York: Scribner, 2006. Print.

Walls, Jeannette. Half Broke Horses. New York: Scribne, 2009. Print.

Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. Print.

British/European Literature:

Camus, Albert.The Stranger. New York: Vintage International, 1988. Print.

De Maupassant, Guy. “The Necklace.” The Language of Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.

Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. New York: Signet Classics, 2007. Print.

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. Print.

Joyce, James. Dubliners. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2004. Print.

Milton, John. “Paradise Lost.” The Language of Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.

Lewis, C.S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 107-198. Print.

Lewis, C.S. The Magician’s Nephew. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2004. 7-106. Print.

Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. 3rd ed. New York: HarperOne, 2001. Print.

Lewis, C.S. The Screwtape Letters. New York: HarperOne, 2001. Print.

Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Penguin, 1990. Print.

Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Mountain View, CA: First World Library, 2004. Print.

Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 611-640. Print.

Shakespeare, William. The Comedy of Errors. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 166-186. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 670-713. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 858-884. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth: The Graphic Novel. Original Text Version. UK: Classical Comics, Ltd., 2008. Print.

Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 388-415. Print.

Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 279-301. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Much Ado About Nothing. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 520-549. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Romeo & Juliet. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 245-278. Print.

Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 329-358. Print.

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 1135-1159. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Twelfth Night. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1994. 641-669. Print.

Swift, Jonathan. “A Modest Proposal.” The Language of Literature. Dallas: McDougal Littell Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.


World Literature:

"Epic of Gilgamesh." World Traditions in the Humanities. Dallas: McDougal Littell, 2001. Print.
Kincaid, Jamaica. "Girl." The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. Ed. Tobias Wolff. New York: Vintage, 1994. 306-07. Print.
Homer. The Iliad. Trans. W.H.D. Rouse. New York: New American Library, 2007. Print
Sophocles. Oedipus the King. Trans. Paule Roche. New York: New American Library, 2001. Print

Miscellaneous Fiction:

Dallas, Sandra. The Persian Pickle Club. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1996. Print.

Enger, Leif. Peace Like a River. New York: Grove Press, 2001. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Apollyon. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2000. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Armageddon. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2003. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Assassins. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2000. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Desecration. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2002. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Glorious Appearing. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2004. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. The Indwelling. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2001. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Left Behind. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 1996. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. The Mark. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2001. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Nicolae. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 1998. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. The Remnant. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2003. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Soul Harvest. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 1999. Print.

LaHaye, Tim, and Jerry B. Jenkins. Tribulation Force. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 1996. Print.

Sheehan, Jacqueline. Lost & Found. New York: William Morrow, 2007.

Print. Shreve, Anita. Testimony. New York: Little Brown & Co., 2008. Print.


Miscellaneous Non-Fiction:


Bassnett, Susan. Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997. Print.

Bly, Robert. The Sibling Society. New York: Addison-Wesley. 1996. Print.

Boo, Katherine. Behind the Beautiful Forevers. New York: Random House, 2012. Print.

Buchanan, Mark. Your God is Too Safe. Sisters, OR: Multnoma Publishers, 2001. Print.

Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline. New York: Harper & Row, 1978. Print.

Herrick, James A. The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson Education, 2005. Print.

Kaplan, Fred. 1959: The Year Everything Changed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. Print.

Swindoll, Charles R. Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance. Nashville: W. Publishing Group, 2004. Print.

Yson, Lois. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. Print.

Villanueva, Victor, ed. Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader. 2nd ed. Urbana, Illinois: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003. Print.


Multicultural/Renaissance Literature:

Carter, Forrest. The Education of Little Tree. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1976. Print.

Castillo, Ana. The Guardians. New York: Random House, 2007. Print.

Dove, Mourning. Cogewea. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1991. Print.

Gates, Jr., Henry Louis, and Gene Andrew Jarrett, eds. The New Negro. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007. Print.

Larsen, Nella. Passing. Ed. Carla Kaplan. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007. Print.

Lewis, David L., ed. The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader. New York: Penguin, 1994. Print.

Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. Print.

Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.

Perkins, Mitali. The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Print.

Senna, Danzy. Caucasia. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999. Print.

Thuy, Le Thi Diem. The Gangster We Are All Looking For. London: Picador, 2004. Print.

Tomine, Adrian. Shortcomings. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2007. Print.

Toomer, Jean. Cane. New York: Liveright, 1993. Print.

Vecianna-Suarez, Ana. Flight to Freedom. New York: Scholastic, 2002. Print.

Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. New York: Vintage Books, 2010. Print.

Yan, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006. Print.