Excellence in Literature



    Recommended for 14+

    Students will learn to love classics in this course as they have fun discussions and discover the elements of a novel in this college-prep literature and composition course.

    By the end of the course, students will:

    • Understand the process of writing, including the use of tools such as a writer’s handbook, dictionary, and thesaurus.
    • Have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.
    • Have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.
    • Be able to analyze literary texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.
    • Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, and mechanics.

    Books Needed:

    1st Semester
    1.  Various short stories, TBA
    2.  Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
    3.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
    4.  Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    2nd Semester
    5.  Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
    6.  Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
    7.  Shakespeare – The Tempest
    8.  Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

    Cost $145.00 per semester

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