Introduction to 19th Century British Literature A

Introduction to 19th Century British Literature A

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Lightning Literature: Early-Mid 19th Century British Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course.

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Lightning Literature: Early-Mid 19th Century British Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • Tone
  • Characterization
  • Description
  • Imagery
  • Poetic Language
  • Setting
  • Point of View
  • Humor

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required books:

All original text versions of these novels are acceptable, including graphic novels and comics that include unabridged text. These may be available at your local library, or can be purchased from our resources page.

Topics Covered

◦Tone
◦Characterization
◦Description
◦Imagery
◦Poetic Language
◦Setting
◦Point of View
◦Humor

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 9 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to strong readers who are prepared to read and discuss literature at a high school level.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

Lightning Lit Early-Mid 19th Century British Literature Student Guide by Michael Gaunt
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Excerpts from Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales (provided online)

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

Previous high school level Lightning Lit, or equivalent literary analysis experience. Shakespeare courses especially recommended. Student must be able to read fluently at the high school level or above. Student should also be able to write a paragraph independently. High school level writing is not required and composition instruction will not be covered in the course. Students who wish to include writing with this course should enroll in the Writing Supplement.


Available Sessions

Fall 2018 Wednesday 10am Pacific, Fall 2017 Wednesday 11am Pacific