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British Literature


British Literature

Full Year Course

High School Level

Meets: Tusdays 9:00 -10:00 a.m CST

Teacher: Sonya Hemmings

Required Texts:

  • Lost Tools of Writing: Comparison Essay combination Student Workbook/Teacher Guide 
  • Eight literature novels and plays



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British Literature will delve into some of the world’s great literature. This class is designed to help give students a solid foundation in literature as well as improved reading comprehension, interpretation, literary analysis, and writing skills.

Students will read eight novels and plays by such writing greats as Lewis, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Shelley, Holmes, Peters, and more. This will be a fantastic year of reading and thinking deeply about some of the most profound literature in human history. Prepare to be delighted and engaged as you read great works that have stood the test of time.

In addition, students will learn to write a Comparison Essay, thinking deeply about the literature they read, and learning to compare and contrast great thoughts, profound thinkers, and fascinating themes.

British Literature will help students learn an appreciation for novels, poems, and plays of the British Isles as well as the skills to find meaning in the texts and respond to works in clear, well-thought-out, writing.

British Literature is an important genre to study as it reflects the evolution of Western Civilization, giving students insight into culture, art, societal norms, and how we have changed and developed as a society.

Required Texts: 

  • Lost Tools of Writing: Comparison Essay combination Student Workbook/Teacher Guide (published by Circe Institute) 
  • Eight literature novels and plays (final list to be determined) by such authors as Lewis,  Tolkien, Shakespeare, Shelley, Holmes, Peters, and more. 

Prerequisites: IEW and Lost Tools of Writing, Level One, experience helpful.

 Grading scale: A = 90-100%; B = 80-89%; C = 70-79%; D = 60-69%; F = 59% or less.

British Literature is a full year, 1 credit High School Class for 11th and 12th-grade students, or advanced 9th and 10th graders who are looking for a fun and engaging literary and writing challenge. The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

British Literature would pair well with our upper-level high school courses, such as Physics, Psychology, and Orienteering. Purchase a Bundle for greater savings!


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