American Literature Authors and Their Works

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Literature
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

This lesson is on American Literature Authors and their works. It is a worksheet where students have to match the authors to the short story, poem, or book they wrote.

Goals

Students will learn:
About American Literature Authors
About their short stories, poems, or books
To match the authors with their short stories, poems, or books

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have provided in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers or Pens

Procedure

American Literature Authors: Here is a list of the authors used in this lesson: Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Washington Irving, James Fenmore Cooper, T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edwin Arlington Robinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, James Baldwin, and Robert Frost.

First, you will need to prepare the students ahead of time by going over the authors listed above and the main works they wrote. You can use the works that are in the answer sheet.

After that, you will copy the worksheet for each student.

Then, you will give the students the worksheet so they can work independently. You can use this as a test. Worksheet - American Literature Authors

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct author.

Here is a list of the authors used in this lesson: Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Washington Irving, James Fenmore Cooper, T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edwin Arlington Robinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, James Baldwin, and Robert Frost.

1. Who wrote Young Goodman Brown?

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2. Who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

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3. Who wrote the Leatherstocking Tales?

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4. Who wrote Leaves of Grass?

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5. Who wrote The Fall of the House of Usher?

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6. Who wrote The Open Boat?

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7. Who wrote Bartleby and Scrivener?

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8. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

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9. Who wrote The House of Mirth?

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10. Who wrote My Antonia?

_______________

11. Who wrote The Waste Land?

_______________

12. Who wrote The Call of the Wild?

_______________

13. Who wrote The Sun Also Rises?

_______________

14. Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath?

_______________

15. Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

_______________

16. Who wrote That Evening Sun?

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17. Who wrote Tilbury Town?

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18. Who wrote The Road Not Taken?

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19. Who wrote Sonny's Blues?

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20. Who wrote Tom Sawyer?

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Answers to the Worksheet

1. Who wrote Young Goodman Brown?

Nathaniel Hawthorne

2. Who wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

Washington Irving

3. Who wrote the Leatherstocking Tales?

James Fenmore Cooper

4. Who wrote Leaves of Grass?

Walt Whitman

5. Who wrote The Fall of the House of Usher?

Edgar Allan Poe

6. Who wrote The Open Boat?

Stephen Crane

7. Who wrote Bartleby and Scrivener?

Herman Melville

8. Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

9. Who wrote The House of Mirth?

Edith Wharton

10. Who wrote My Antonia?

Willa Cather

11. Who wrote The Waste Land?

T. S. Eliot

12. Who wrote The Call of the Wild?

Jack London

13. Who wrote The Sun Also Rises?

Ernest Hemingway

14. Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath?

John Steinbeck

15. Who wrote The Great Gatsby?

F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. Who wrote That Evening Sun?

William Faulkner

17. Who wrote Tilbury Town?

Edwin Arlington Robinson

18. Who wrote The Road Not Taken?

Robert Frost

19. Who wrote Sonny's Blues?

James Baldwin

20. Who wrote Tom Sawyer?

Mark Twain



Grading

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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