Reading list


A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

Reading Rate: 200 words a minute


Vocabulary Level E unit 6 - 10

Grammar Rules, p. 208-264

17th century

The General History of Virginia by John Smith (1580-1631) Reading time: 10 min. (2000 words)

Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford (1590-1657) Reading time: 12 min. (2300 words)

18th century

The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson Reading time: 7 min. (1,340 words)

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano   (1745-1797) Reading time: 10 min. (2,010 words)

From the Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Reading time: 12 min. (2277 words)

From Letters from an American Farmer by Michel-Gullaume Jean de Crèvecoeur (1735-1813) Reading time: 4 min. (797 words)

Last paragraph of this page

19th century

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)  (read in ENA3) Reading time: 55  min. (11,165 words)

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849). Reading time: 12 min. (2,453 words)

From Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Reading time: 14 min. (2,859 words)

Because I could not stop for death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) a short poem

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) a short poem

Spirituals: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Go Down, Moses p. 530-534 short stanzas

My Bondage and my Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) p. 519. Reading time: 11 min. (2,328 words)

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambroce Bierce (1842-1914?) p. 479. Reading time: 19 minutes (3,804 words)

Second Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Reading time: 3 minutes (700 words)

An Account of an Experience with Discrimination by Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) p. 553-556 Reading time: 1.30 minutes (304 words)

From Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1835-1910) p. 566-574 Reading time: 8 minutes (1651 words)

To Build a Fire by Jack London p. 595-610 Reading time: 33 minutes (6,623 words)

A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather p. 651-661 Reading time: 16 minutes (3,318 words)

Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)  p. 742-758  Reading 41 minutes (8,393)

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston chapt. 1-4, chapt. 6 (p. 106 - 115), chapt 7
The Great Gatsby

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