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A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis

A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis

by Jill Pike

This one-year course is to be used in conjunction with Teaching the Classics by Adam and Missy Andrews and Windows to the World by Lesha Myers.

These lessons plans make it easy to give your high school student an introduction to literary analysis. The syllabus begins with an optional 5-week overview of Teaching the Classics. It will then take you through the Windows to the World program providing complete direction for teaching the course with the addition of a few short stories, two novels, and a play. You can change out the novels and play if you wish, or add another novel or two if desired.

Including activities, quizzes, homework assignments, and grading options, the Teacher’s Notes in this syllabus contain step-by-step lesson plans to lead a weekly class of one or more students. The accompanying Student Homework Pages provide the student with clear homework instructions and grade sheets, so they know exactly what is expected.

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Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Spiral Bound

Price: £10.50

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Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: British Literature

Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: British Literature

by Janice Campbell

Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: British Literature

Students will put literary analysis skills into practice as they study and write about nine great works of British literature.

This challenging, self-directed course introduces students to British literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Students will perform in-depth research throughout this advanced high school course.

Works studied in this course:

  • Beowulf
  • Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spenser
  • King Lear by William Shakespeare
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • Suggested literary analysis prerequisite:

  • Windows to the World (along with its accompanying resource, A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis)
  • Suggested writing prerequisite: The Elegant Essay
  • Prior experience in IEW's Structure and Style method is helpful but not required.
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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 166

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: World Literature

    Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: World Literature

    by Janice Campbell

    Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: World Literature

    Students will put literary analysis skills into practice as they study and write about nine great works of British literature.

    This challenging, self-directed course introduces students to British literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Students will perform in-depth research throughout this advanced high school course.

    Works studied in this course:

  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • The Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader
  • Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  • Suggested literary analysis prerequisite:

  • Windows to the World (along with its accompanying resource, A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis)
  • Suggested writing prerequisite: The Elegant Essay
  • Prior experience in IEW's Structure and Style method is helpful but not required.
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    Click here to view an introduction to the Excellence in Literature Series

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 165

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    Excellence in Literature: American Literature

    Excellence in Literature: American Literature

    by Janice Campbell

    Excellence in Literature Content Guides for Self-Directed Study: American Literature

    Students will put literary analysis skills into practice as they study and write about ten great works of American literature.

    This challenging, self-directed course introduces students to great American literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. During a large portion of this advanced high school course, students will gain maximum benefits as they perform in-depth research.

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    Works studied in this course:

  • Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
  • Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
  • Selected works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • Suggested literary analysis prerequisite:

  • Windows to the World (along with its accompanying resource, A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis)
  • Suggested writing prerequisite: The Elegant Essay
  • Prior experience in IEW's Structure and Style method is helpful but not required.
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    Click here to view an introduction to the Excellence in Literature Series

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 168

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £20.00

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    Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization (Second Edition)

    Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization (Second Edition)

    by Andrew Pudewa

    Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization provides a system to reintroduce you and your students to a vital but often neglected source of powerful and sophisticated linguistic patterning available to children: memorized language, especially memorized poetry.

    This teaching tool includes a book with ninety-six poems and speeches as well as all the poems and speeches read on CD (also comes with MP3 downloads) for ease of memorization. Instructions, memory charts, certificates, and poet biographies are included, as well as a complementary Student Book as an e-book download. You will also receive a bonus DVD of Andrew Pudewa's conference talk Nurturing Competent Communicators.

    This teaching tool includes a book with ninety-six poems and speeches as well as all the poems and speeches read on CD for ease of memorization. Instructions, memory charts, certificates, and poet biographies are included, as well as a complementary Student Book as an e-book download. You will also receive a bonus DVD of Andrew Pudewa's conference talk Nurturing Competent Communicators.

    Given the linguistic and cultural benefits of memorizing poetry, this resource may be one of the best uses of your available school hours. Recitation of memorized poems can easily be done away from a desk—classroom teachers can encourage students to practice at recess, in the car, and with their parents and siblings at home; teaching parents can play the CD during meals, car trips, or chore time. Memorizing new poems gets easier in direct proportion to the number of poems already learned; in other words, the more you have learned, the faster you can learn more. The audio CD recordings included with the packet will facilitate learning through repetition so that students can master poems quickly and accurately. Be sure to read the introduction to this book frequently to be reminded of the importance of poetry memorization for the linguistic development of children. "Memorization is not only natural for young children, it is culturally powerful and educationally essential."

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Paperback + CD

    Price: £51.00

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    Ready Reader 1

    Ready Reader 1

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    If you've taken Adam Andrews' Teaching the Classics DVD course and can't wait to teach your kids how to understand great literature, but you aren't sure you're ready to set out entirely on your own, have no fear—Adam's wife Missy has produced three books of lesson plans to help you implement the Socratic teaching method. All three Ready Readers guides can be used with any age-level, but don't expect all the books to be 100% grade-appropriate. The first book deals with picture books, the second with children's fiction, and the third with children's classics (like The Hobbit and The Bronze Bow). These aren't intended for kids who've already been exposed to the Teaching the Textbooks approach, but for students just stepping into the world of literary analysis. Ready Readers 1provides complete discussion notes for the following classic stories: Brave Irene by William Steig Sam, Bangs and Moonshine by Evaline Ness All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson Fishing in the Air by Sharon Creech Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen The Clown of God by Tomie DiPaola The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

    Published by: Center for Literary Education

    No. of pages: 91

    Format: Paperback

    Price: £20.00

    Suggested Age: 6 to 12

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    Ready Reader 2

    Ready Reader 2

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    Ready Readers 2 provides complete discussion notes for the following classic stories: Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden Trumpet of the Swan, by E. B. White Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry Miracles on Maple Hill, by Virginia Sorensen Door in the Wall, by Marguering de Angeli

    Published by: Center for Literary Education

    No. of pages: 68

    Format: Paperback

    Price: £20.00

    Suggested Age: 6 to 12

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    Ready Reader 3

    Ready Reader 3

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    Ready Readers 3provides complete discussion notes for the following classic stories: Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth Speare Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald

    Published by: Center for Literary Education

    No. of pages: 89

    Format: Paperback

    Price: £20.00

    Suggested Age: 6 to 12

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    Teaching the Classics DVD Seminar & Workbook

    Teaching the Classics DVD Seminar & Workbook

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    Teaching the Classics will revolutionize the way you and your students read books. By using short stories as the models and the Socratic approach as the method, the authors systematically prepare you to teach character, plot, theme, and other elements of fiction and literary analysis. Useful for teachers of all ages and abilities.

    Click here to view an introduction to the Teaching the Classics

    Click here to view an excerpt of Teaching the Classics

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £78.00

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    Teaching the Classics, Second Edition [Seminar Workbook only]

    Teaching the Classics, Second Edition [Seminar Workbook only]

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    Teaching the Classics will revolutionize the way you and your students read books. By using short stories as the models and the Socratic approach as the method, the authors systematically prepare you to teach character, plot, theme, and other elements of fiction and literary analysis. Useful for teachers of all ages and abilities.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £22.00

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    Timeline of Classics

    Timeline of Classics

    by Gail Ledbetter

    Created to save planning time and research, this chronological index of classic world literature reveals a panoramic view of world history. Includes instruction for Reader-Response Journaling, enabling students to outline each chapter they read to strengthen comprehension, develop discernment, and experience the wonder of classic literature. Useful for students of all ages, this guide will complement many curricula and teaching styles.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 121

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Student Book only]

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Student Book only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Why do certain literary works have the power to move us? With step-by-step instructions, Windows to the World teaches students how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. This course also gives numerous examples and suggestions for helping students develop Christian discernment skills.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher's Manual only]..

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher's Manual only]..

    by Jeff Myers

    Purchase this Teacher's Manual if you already own the accompanying Student Book and need to complete the set.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 129

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £19.00

    Suggested Age: 14 to 18

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher/Student Combo]

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher/Student Combo]

    by Lesha Myers

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis

    Why do certain literary works have the power to move us? With step-by-step instructions, Windows to the World teaches students how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. This course also gives numerous examples and suggestions for helping students develop Christian discernment skills. The accompanying Teacher’s Manual is suitable for both new and experienced teachers.

    Click here to view an introduction to the Windows to the World

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £39.00

    Suggested Age: 13 and above

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    Worldview Detective (Workbook)

    Worldview Detective (Workbook)

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    The workbook to accompany the Worldview Detective (included in the purchase of the complete seminar).

    Published by: Center for Literary Education

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £15.00

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    Worldview Detective - DVD Seminar & Workbook

    Worldview Detective - DVD Seminar & Workbook

    by Adam and Missy Andrews

    Help your students learn to ask fundamental questions that will allow them to discover the author’s worldview and thus be well equipped to understand and interpret his work properly.

    Featuring live discussions of works by Jack London and Flannery O'Connor, the seminar also includes a brand new Socratic List of 113 discussion questions designed to help you analyze any book.

    Help your students understand what they read at the deepest level – the worldview level.

    Designed as a tool for investigators in search of the worldviews hidden in all Great Books. Use the keys we provide to unlock the secrets of any book – so that you can know the author, and yourself, more fully.

    Worldview Detective is a powerful revision and extension of CenterForLit’s Teaching the Classics: Worldview Supplement.

    It’s a three-hour training course for parents, teachers and secondary students.

    Instead of requiring a rigid curriculum, Worldview Detective teaches a method for analysis that can be used with any book in the world.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Package

    Price: £39.00

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