The Excellence in Literature Complete Curriculum: Literature and Writing for Grades 8-12 is a self-directed, college prep English program. Full-length classic literature is taught in its historic and cultural context, with week-by-week lesson plans and writing assignments. Now in an expanded and updated fourth edition!
Want to change the order of Excellence in Literature modules to match your history sequence?
You can do it!Now you can get all five study guides in one big binder: Excellence in Literature Complete Curriculum: Literature and Writing for Grades 8-12.
During five years of study with this self-directed college-prep curriculum, you will study great books and write a wide variety of papers. The Complete Curriculum includes:
- Introduction to Literature (English 1)
- Literature and Composition (English 2)
- American Literature (English 3)
- British Literature (English 4)
- World Literature (English 5)
It's easy to customize high school English by mixing and matching modules. Although the five levels of Excellence in Literature graduate in difficulty, based on the complexity of literature and assignments, there is a great deal of flexibility. Each module throughout the curriculum stands alone, so it is easy to select literature to coordinate with history studies.
There are nine study modules in each level. These outline readings and a week-by-week lesson plan for each of the classic works being studied. In addition, you will find reference resources, including instructions for evaluation, reproducible rubric and assignment sheets, and more. A Formats and Models chapter provides detailed instructions for each type of paper, along with a student-written model so parents and students can see exactly what is expected.
You can see an annotated listing of each of the introductory and reference chapters at the "What is included in Excellence in Literature" post.
With the binder format, you can custom-select modules to fit your needs. The pages are thoughtfully laid out so that each module begins on a right-hand page, so that you can pull them out and create custom study paths without accidentally leaving a page behind.
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"Students completing these courses should be
miles ahead of most of their high school contemporaries
in their ability to read and analyze literature at a sophisticated level.
The challenging writing assignments also promise to
develop student skills in composition to a high level."
From a detailed review by Cathy Duffy
Best value: Excellence in Literature Complete Curriculum Print and eBook together
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Print Plus eBook learning advantages:
- Printed guide is best for frequently referenced instructional articles and models
- eBook add-on can be one more than one device for use by others in the family
- eBook add-on allows students to click context resources links on most computers, rather than type in URLs (any link updates will be listed on the Excellence in Literature resource site in the Curriculum User Content)
- Extra copies of reproducible forms can be easily printed from the add-on
Here are convenient links to the complete line of Excellence in Literature study guides.
Introduction to Literature (English 1)
Literature and Composition (English 2)
American Literature (English 3)
British Literature (English 4)
World Literature (English 5)
The Complete Curriculum: Literature and Writing for Grades 8-12
Handbook for Writers