World Literature: a Study of International Writers


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World Literature: a Study of International Writers

Studying World Literature is a perfect opportunity to immerse your high school student into non-English cultures. By reading excellent books from authors around the world, your student will understand that everyone doesn’t live or believe as he does.

Additionally, our World Literature course also connects literature to important historical events. This will grow your students’ understanding of literature and history.  One more benefit? Reading excellent writers helps to develop solid writing skills.

In this course, your high school student will read novels, short stories, and poetry.  Your student will read books from authors such as:

  • Homer (Ancient Greece, pre-Christian)
  • King Solomon and others  (Old Testament authors)
  • Dante Alighieri (Italian, Middle Ages. and pictured on our cover)
  • Alexandre Dumas (France, mid 1800s)
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz (Poland, set in the time of Christ, written in the mid-1800s)
  • Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (Indian, set in the later 1800s)
  • Anton Chekhov (Russian, early-mid 1900s)
  • Guy de Maupassant (France, early-mid 1900s)
  • Leo Tolstoy (Russia, the late 1800s)
  • Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (Russia, mid 1900s)

Also, poetry from Japanese poets is included in the text.


review of Train up a Child Publishing's World LIterature course

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. After studying our World History course you can award your student 1 full English credit.

Additionally, there’s an optional honors track requiring additional reading, that might allow you additional credit on your student’s high school transcript.

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 courses.  Essay Styles may also be taken along with any of our literature or history courses.

World Literature: a Study of International Writers

  • With book summaries, clear objectives, answers to questions, and grading rubrics, it’s easy for you to teach and grade.
  • To encourage independent work, we’ve 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 and notebooking pages for literary components.
  • Get your college-bound student ready for the vocabulary portion of the SAT and ACT with vocabulary lists and activity ideas to build vocabulary.
  • Prepare your high school student for college-level literature study by gaining a continually deeper understanding of literary devices and analysis.
  • Our high school World Literature course will save you money by having the Student Book and Teacher’s Guide in one volume.

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 gain a deeper understanding of World History by doing both courses the same year.

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Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 11 × .75 in
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