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World Literature

World Literature: a Study of International Writers


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World Literature connects excellent literature to important historical events, expanding your students’ understanding of literature and history.

In addition to a better understanding of world history, reading excellent writers will help your high schooler to develop solid writing skills!

Using “living” books instead of textbooks,  your student will examine written works of terrific international authors and poets such as Homer, King Solomon, Dante Alighieri (pictured on our cover), Alexandre Dumas, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant, Leo Tolstoy, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, and more!

World Literature for high school

This full-year high school level course, usually taken in the 11th or 12 grade, will have your homeschooled high school student studying seven novels, short stories, and several poetry selections. (With an additional honors track requiring additional reading.)

World Literature incorporates the essay writing skills taught in our Essay Styles for High School course and we recommend that course as a prerequisite to all of our literature and history courses.  (Essay Styles may also be taken along with any of our literature or history courses.)

World Literature: a Study of International Writers includes:

  • short book summaries, clear objectives and step-by-step instructions written to your student makes this an easy course to teach
  • a variety of assignment choices using different learning styles provides an engaging, customized learning experience for your high school student
  • an optional honors track with specific directions for honors assignments ( sometimes requiring extra reading)
  • detailed evaluation directions, rubrics and grading tips  to make it easy on YOU, the teacher
  • graphic organizers/notebooking pages for literary components, including plot-mapping and characterization, making this course especially helpful for visual or structural students
  • vocabulary lists and activity ideas to build your college-bound student’s vocabulary (think SAT and ACT readiness!)
  • a glossary of literary terms to help both you and your student
  • a continually deeper understanding of literary devices and analysis, preparing your student for college-level work
  • the Student book and Teacher’s Guide in one volume, saving you money!

See the Table of Contents and Sample of World Literature: a Study in International Writers

World Literature: a Study of International Writers is 129 pages, printed black and white and coil bound.

Read more about our other literature, history and composition courses as well as other English electives.

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 11 × .75 in


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