Literature & Composition I is a year-long, 1 credit class that counts toward required high school level language arts in literature and composition.
This course leads the student in thinking deeper about literature. Analyzing the components (setting, narration, character, theme, and more!) the students moves beyond merely comprehending the story to understanding the richness of the literary work. Worldview is carefully taught using a secular literary language so the student is prepared to communicate in a non-Christian setting. Literature & Composition I will require weekly 1-2 page essay assignments that allow the student to develop strong thinking and writing skills. Daily, the student works through the writing process competing the week with a well constructed, edited essay.
Required Readings (Links or pdf provided by the instructor upon registration):
- Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
- How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Silas Marner by George Eliot
- The Religious Life of the Negro by Booker T. Washington
- Anne of Green Gables by L. Maude Montgomery
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
- Shane by Jack Warner Schaefer
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: 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.
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.