Lightning Literature 8th Grade

Lightning Literature 8

$249.00

8th grade Lightning Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners.  This is a year-long course condensed into a single semester. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who miss a session.

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8th grade Lightning Literature from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners.  This is a year-long course condensed into a single semester. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • author’s purpose
  • setting
  • poetry
  • character development
  • figurative language
  • symbolism

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 8 Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath*

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages by Harold Bloom

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A Day of Pleasure by Isaac B. Singer

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

*Although To Kill A Mockingbird is listed in the student guide, it is not included in this course due to time constraints.

Grade Level

This is an 8th grade literature class that has been condensed into a single semester for gifted readers. Elementary students who are strong readers may also find this course appropriate.

Time Commitment

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

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

◦ Lightning Lit 8 Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath*
◦ Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages by Harold Bloom
◦ A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
◦ The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
◦ A Day of Pleasure by Isaac B. Singer
◦ My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Lightning Lit 7 recommended. Student must be able to read fluently at the 8th grade level or above. Student should also be able to write a basic paragraph independently.


Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Thursday 10am Pacific, Spring 2019 Friday 9am Pacific, Spring 2018 Thursday 2pm Pacific, Spring 2018 Friday 9am Pacific, Spring 2018 Friday 12pm Pacific