American Literature: a Study of American Writers




American Literature: a Study in American Writers

Our American Literature: a Study in American Writers high school course connects excellent literature to important historical events.

Not only will Train up a Child Publishing’s American Literature course help your student better understand American literature. Reading the suggested books and completing the assignments will also help your high schooler better understand American History.   Even better? Have your high school student take both courses together.

Using whole books instead of textbooks,  your student will study works of excellent American authors and poets such as Booker T. Washington (pictured on our cover), Ernest Hemingway, Harper Lee, Anne Bradstreet, Arthur Miller, and James Fenimore Cooper. 

In this full-year high school level course, your high school student will study a play, several novels, a novella, and poetry. (An optional honors track requires additional reading.)

Our American Literature course uses the essay writing skills taught in our Essay Styles for High School course. In fact, we recommend Essay Styles as a prerequisite to all of our literature and history courses.  (Although your student may also take Essay Styles at the same time as any of our literature or history courses.)

American Literature Review

Our book selections will keep your student’s attention. Our teaching methods will help your students learn.


link to sample for our high school American Literature course


American Literature: a Study of American Writers helps:

  • Encourage independent learning, with short book summaries, clear objectives, and step-by-step instructions–all written to your student
  • You provide a customized learning experience for your high school student, with a variety of assignment choices using different learning styles available to choose from
  • Helps you boost your high schooler’s transcript if you take advantage of the optional honors track
  • Make it easier for you to grade with our detailed evaluation directions, rubrics, and grading tips
  • Your visual or structural student will love our graphic organizers, including plot-mapping and characterization tools
  • Build your college-bound student’s vocabulary with our vocabulary lists and activity ideas (think SAT and ACT readiness!)
  • Your high school student understand  literary devices at the high school level including basic literary analysis, to help ready your student for ongoing high school and later, college-level literature study
  • Save you money with the Student Book and Teacher’s Guide in one volume


American Literature: a Study of American Writers is 85 pages. It’s available in two formats:  printed in black and white and coil bound or as an immediate download you may print yourself.

If you decide to maximize your student’s study of American Literature, pick up our American History I course and have your high school student take both at the same time!

You can give your high school students a Charlotte Mason-inspired education using High School Courses from Train up a Child Publishing.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 11 × .5 in
Digital Download

Hard copy, Digital Download


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