Literature & Composition -2nd semester

$165.00 $148.50

Literature and Composition is a college-preparatory literature and composition course that is typically counted as an English I or English II high school credit. Students will read well known novels, short stories, poems, and dramas while gaining an understanding and appreciation for literature and basic literary analysis. Directed writing assignments will expand the students understanding of structured writing, recognition of well written textual elements, as well as development of individual writing styles.

This class will be interactive as we discuss great literature and composition, learn to use tropes, and discover new things about ourselves through creative writing. Taught by Lisa Nehring, this class will be dynamic and interactive as students will be challenged to read their written assignments out loud, learn tools for assessment, as well as create positive and constructive critiques. We hope you join us this year for a rewarding writing course; love it, hate it, English has to get done! 

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A foundational course for any high school student, Literature & Composition lays the groundwork for further success as a communicator of both the written and spoken word. Literature & Composition is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. Focus works have been selected for literary quality and for their place in the historical development of literature. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, and the literary and artistic context of the focus work.

Students will gain an understanding of the development of literature and will practice the skills of close literary analysis through essays, approach papers, and other creative and evaluative writing.

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.

This is a one year, college-preparatory literature and composition course. Students will study:

  • 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


Students will need to purchase Literature and Composition by Janice Campbell as well as have access to the above listed books.

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