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Welcome to Mr. Laleman's American Literature and Modern Poetry Class!
A little about myself: I grew up across the river in Collinsville, IL (Home of the Largest Catsup Bottle), and attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. I also have a Masters in Political Studies from the University of Illinois in Springfield and a Masters in Education for Library Media K - 12 from Lindenwood University. I am big fan of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Marvel.
Here we'll be studying various types of literature concerning today's topical issues, along with writing different types of essays, preparing you for the ACT, reading and analyzing the play "The Crucible" and the novel "The Help," and reviewing important US Documents for meaning and impact or studying poems from various writers, such as Edgar Aleen Poe, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. My hope is for all of you to develop a love for, understanding of, and competency in the various pieces of literature we cover throughout the year. Please fill free to contact me if you ever have any questions, and here's to a new and exciting school year!