Introduction to 19th Century British Literature B

Introduction to 19th Century British Literature B

$249.00

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

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Lightning Literature: Mid-Late 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:

  • Rhythm in Poetry
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Rhyme in Poetry
  • Local Color
  • Theme
  • Genre

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:

Lightning Lit Mid-Late 19th Century British Literature Student Guide by Michael Gaunt

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Complete Stalky & Co by Rudyard Kipling (excerpts only – available online)

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Topics Covered

Rhythm in Poetry
Plot
Conflict
Rhyme in Poetry
Local Color
Theme
Genre

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 9 through 12. This is a high school literature course open to students ages 12 and up 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 Mid-Late 19th Century British Literature Student Guide by Michael Gaunt
◦ Silas Marner by George Eliot
◦ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
◦ The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
◦ The Complete Stalky & Co by Rudyard Kipling (excerpts only – available online)
◦ Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Introduction to 19th Century British Literature A or equivalent. 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

Spring 2019 Wednesday 10am Pacific, Spring 2018 Wednesday 11am Pacific