Literature & Composition I
Literature & Composition I is a year-long, 1 credit class that counts toward required high school level language arts in literature and composition.
This college preparatory English course is an introduction to literary analysis and is best suited to students in the 9th or 10th grades who wish to learn introductory literary analysis and associated creative and evaluative essay writing, or for those in 11th and 12th grades who need a high school English credit but who may not wish to take an advanced writing or analysis course.
Students will read and analyze classic stories, essays, novels, and poems of major literary periods and complete writing assignments as guided by the instructor. The course is presented from a Christian worldview, and classroom discussions will foster a deeper consideration of how ideas from each work are placed into the historical and cultural contexts of its time.
The course will introduce basic literary analysis as well as the writing process, including how to incorporate the use of writing tools, such as a thesaurus, into that process, cultivating skills in essay development, arrangement, and style.
Required Resource: E-2 Literature and Composition English 2
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
- Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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.