Home school literature program?

I am a home schooled high schooler and i was wondering if there were any high school literature curriculum out there? I feel a tad bit illiterate and want a boost in my education! Is there any other programs that may not be specifically for literature but requires a lot of novel reading?

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  • 10 years ago
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    I like using Glencoe Literature Library. Just choose a book from the list, you'll need to purchase it or get it from your library, and then follow their study guides. The study guides include sections such as Meet the Author, Focus Activity, Vocabulary, Analyzing the Literature and more. Their are also lists of related readings.

    If you really want to try something advanced take a look at Open Yale Courses, The American Novel Since 1945 with Amy Hungerford.

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  • momo8
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    10 years ago

    Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a good lit. program. It is in workbook form, and has a lot of variety in it. You would have to read about 3 complete books each year. You can get it at the best price, along with all the books needed, at www.rainbowresource.com.

    Sonlight Curriculum includes literature, and it is all about reading books. (www.sonlight.com)

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  • 10 years ago

    Here are two, really good places that have online literature classes for homeschoolers. They are basically live online classes with students and a teacher, and weekly homework submitted through email.



    these programs read really good literature (especially the second one) and will definitely strengthen your understanding of literature. good luck dude!!

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  • 10 years ago

    You might find something useful here: http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/ and almost anything you wish to do is available on the likes of Amazon.


    www.thenuk.com The Home Education Network Uk

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  • 10 years ago

    Sonlight it a historical literature program. You can find them at http://www.sonlight.com.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Why don't you just start reading? You don't have to buy a curriculum to read important literature. I used classical education and did most of my studying from the original source. Here was the reading I did just for "school". I read other books but these where the ones I had assigned to me and I studied them in relation to history.

    Assigned Reading

    9th Grade-

    King James Bible: Genesis- Job (C. 5000 B.C)

    Epic of Gilgamesh (C. 2500 B.C.)

    Homer, Iliad and Odyssey (C. 850 B.C.)

    Sophocles, Oedipus the King (490 B.C.)

    Aeschylus, Agamemnon (C. 458 B.C.)

    Herodotus, The Histories (C. 441 B.C.)

    Euripides, Medea (C. 431 B.C.)

    Aristophanes, The Birds (C. 400 B.C.)

    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (C. 400 B.C.)

    Plato, The Republic (C. 375 B.C.)

    Aristotle, On Poetics (350 B.C.)

    Aristotle, Rhetoric (C. 350 B.C.)

    Bible: Daniel (C. 165 B.C.)

    Horace, Odes (C. 65 B.C.)

    Lucretius, On the Nature of Things (C. 60 B.C.)

    Cicero, De Republica (54 B.C.)

    Virgil, Aeneid (C. 30 B.C.)

    Ovid, Metamorphoses (C. A.D. 5)

    King James Bible: Corinthians 1 and 2 (C. A.D. 58)

    Josephus, Wars of the Jews (C. A.D. 68)

    Plutarch, The Lives of the Nobel Greeks and Romans (C A.D. 100)

    Tacitus, Annals (C. A.D. 117)

    Athanasius, On the Incarnation (C. A.D. 300)

    10th Grade-

    Augustine, Confessions (C. 411)

    Augustine, City of God, Book 8 (C. 426)

    Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (524)

    Koran (C. 650)

    Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731)

    Beowulf, (C. 1000)

    Mabinogion (C, 1050)

    Anselm, Cur Deus Homo (C. 1090)

    Thomas Aquinas, Selected Writings (C. 1273)

    Dante, The Inferno (1320)

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (C. 1400)

    Chaucer, Canterbury Tales (C. 1400)

    Margery Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe (1430)

    Malory, Le Morte d’ Arthur (C. 1470)

    Everyman (C. 1500)

    Erasmus, Education of a Christian Prince (selections) (1510)

    Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)

    Thomas Moore, Utopia (1516)

    Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians (C. 1520)

    John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (selections) (1536)

    Christopher Marlowe, Faustus (1588)

    Teresa of Avila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself (1588)

    Edmund Spencer, The Faerie Queene (1590)

    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (1599)

    William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600)

    William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night’s Dream(1601)

    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliette (1603)

    11th Grade-

    Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605)

    King James Bible: Psalms (1611)

    John Donne, Divine Meditations (C. 1635)

    Rene Descartes, Meditations (1641)

    John Milton, Paradise Lost (selections) (1644)

    Moliere, Tartuffe (1669)

    Blaise Pascal, Pensées (1670)

    John Bunyan, Pilgrims Progress (1679)

    John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)

    Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (1726)

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “The Social Contract” (1762)

    Edmund Burke, “On American Taxation” (1774)

    The Declaration of Independence (1776)

    Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

    Immanuel Kant, “Critique of Pure Reason” (1781)

    Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (1787-1788)

    Constitution of the United States of America (ratified 1788)

    William Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

    Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791)

    Thomas Paine, “The Rights of Man” (1792)

    Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)

    William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798)

    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1815)

    Mary Shelly, Frankenstein (1818)

    John Keats, selected poems (1820’s)

    James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans (1826)

    Alfred Lord Tennyson, selected poetry (1830’s)

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)

    Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838)

    Edgar Allen Poe, selected poetry (1840’s)

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance” (1844)

    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Communist Manifesto (1848)

    12th Grade-

    Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (1850)

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1851)

    Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass (1855)

    Emily Dickinson, Final Harvest (1830-1886)

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment (1856)

    Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species (1859)

    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

    Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1861)

    Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written By Herself (1866)

    Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (1863)

    Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877)

    Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native (1878)

    Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House (1879)

    Fredrick Douglas, The Life and Times of Fredrick Douglas (1881)

    Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883)

    Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn (1884)

    W.B. Yeats, selected poetry (1895)

    Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (1895)

    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1899)

    Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)

    Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901)

    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1902)

    W.E.B. DuBois,

    Source(s): You can find most of these books at your local library.
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