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Literary Movement: Puritan/Colonial Literature 1620-1750. American Lit: DO NOW 8/26/13. Staple, name and dateWeek 3 Do Nows: Turn in to US MAIL BOX. Have Binder out on your desk, put all graded work passed back behind the last tab. (Keep me in check) Then respond in writing:

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Literary movement puritan colonial literature 1620 1750

Literary Movement:Puritan/Colonial Literature1620-1750


American lit do now 8 26 13

American Lit: DO NOW 8/26/13

Staple, name and dateWeek 3 Do Nows: Turn in to US MAIL BOX.

Have Binder out on your desk, put all graded work passed back behind the last tab. (Keep me in check)

Then respond in writing:

What was one thing you learned about William Bradford? What does it mean to “Summarize”?

Have vocab worksheet out too


Am lit agenda week 4

Am Lit Agenda Week 4

Read “Of Plymouth Plantation” Monday Finish in class Tuesday.

Tuesday: summarize at least one section of narrative

Tuesday HW: questions pg. 111 #1-3,4,7,8

Wednesday: review: Equiano, Bradford, Vocab, some Native American Lit terms

Thursday: Quiz!


Am lit do now 8 27 13

Am Lit: DO NOW 8/27/13

What did the Puritans in “Of Plymouth Plantation” credit for anything that went right in their lives? (For example, safe passage across the ocean)

What action did the Puritans do as soon as they landed on shore?

What season did they land? What did they expect the Native Americans to do to them?


Am lit

Am Lit

Groups SUMMARIZE their one section. Homework if you don’t finish

HW: questions pg. 111 1-3, 4,7,8

Don’t forget your vocab worksheet homework


Am lit do now 8 28 13

Am Lit DO NOW 8-28-13

Define as many words as you can remember. Do not look them up. (This is like a self-quiz to help you know what you need to study for tomorrow)

Feigned, providence, solace, procure, rendezvous, tender

When finished have your homework out: section summary out, homework questions, and vocab worksheet.


Literary movement puritan colonial literature 1620 1750

Turn in Do Nows from this week to the US MAIL BOX (staple, name, date, period with the words DO NOW for each date)

Take out review sheet (notes from yesterday)

Need a No. 2 pencil for quiz


Post quiz reflection bonus poitns

Post Quiz Reflection: BONUS POITNS

Reflect on your progress as a student in this class so far. I will give extra credit points if you fulfill the following requirements:

Must be written in complete sentences (at least 7).

Fewer than 5 grammar/spelling/punctuation errors

Must spend at least 5 minutes thinking/reflecting/notetaking.

Must spend at least 5 minutes writing.


Reflection questions to consider

Reflection Questions to Consider

  • What grade do you think you will have when grades are posted?

  • How much homework have you turned in/think you turned?

  • Honestly, how hard have you tried? Have you studied for quizzes?

  • What can you do to get your grade up or maintain your high grade?


Historical context

Historical Context

  • 1620 Mayflower lands at Plymouth

  • 1630 Great Migration of Puritans to New England

  • 1690 Slavery exists in all English Colonies in North America

  • 1721 Smallpox epidemic hits Boston

  • 1740-45 Great Awakening


Common elements of the literature

Common Elements of the Literature

  • Characteristics of Puritan literature:

    • Authors modeled their writings after the Bible.

    • They used their writings to explore God’s workings in their inner and outer lives.

    • Diaries and histories were the most common forms of expression.

    • Puritans favored a “plain style” of writing.


Common elements of the literature1

Common Elements of the Literature

  • Narratives (both Puritan and non-Puritan) recorded a variety of individuals’ experiences in the New World

    • Travel Narratives (Cabeza de Vaca)

    • Tales of Life in North America (John Smith)

    • Captivity Stories (Mary Rowlandson)

    • Slave Narratives (Olaudah Equiano)

      * See Elements of Literature p. 43


From of plymouth plantation

from Of Plymouth Plantation

  • About the Author: William Bradford

    • Came to the New World aboard the Mayflower in 1620 with a group of Separatists

    • Wife Dorothy either fell or jumped overboard

    • Was elected governor of the Plymouth Colony thirty times

  • Literary Concept: Plain style is a way of writing that stresses simplicity and clarity of expression.


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