World Literature: a Study of International Writers


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World Literature: a Study of International Writers

World Literature connects excellent literature to important historical events, growing your students’ understanding of literature and history. In addition to a better understanding of world history, reading excellent writers helps your high schooler to develop solid writing skills!

In this course, your high school student will use real, “living” books.  Instead of textbooks,  your student will read written works of excellent 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

World Literature for high school

This is a full-year high school level course, usually taken in the 11th or 12th grade. This course will have your homeschooled high school student studying seven novels, short stories, and several poetry selections. Additionally, there’s an optional honors track requiring additional reading.

Further, World Literature incorporates 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 coursesEssay Styles may also be taken along with any of our literature or history courses.

World Literature: a Study of International Writers

  • Easy for you to teach, this course includes short book summaries, clear objectives, answers to questions, and grading rubrics.
  • Encouraging independent work, we have written this course directly to your student.
  • Your high school student’s interest in history will skyrocket, with a variety of assignment choices based on different learning styles. Customize this course by having your high school student create an illustration, build a model, create a game, or put together a notebooking project.
  • Pump up your student’s high school transcript by assigning the optional honors track.
  • If your student happens to be visual or structural, he will love our graphic organizers/notebooking pages for literary components, including plot-mapping and characterization.
  • Get your college-bound student ready for the vocabulary portion of the SAT and ACT with vocabulary lists and activity ideas to build vocabulary.
  • World Literature includes a glossary of literary terms to help both you and your student
  • Prepare your high school student for college-level literature study by gaining a continually deeper understanding of literary devices and analysis.
  • Will save you money by having the Student Book and Teacher’s Guide in one volume.

See the Table of Contents and Sample

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

Want to get the most out of our World Literature course?

Grab our World History course and have your student take both World Literature and World History at the same time.  Your high schooler will have a deeper understanding of World History by doing both courses the same year.

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

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 11 × .75 in
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