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World Literature and Composition

This  literature-based integrated course provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of literary forms, themes, cultures, and periods while developing proficiency in the use of grammar/usage and mechanics in their compositions.  Emphasis is placed on reader comprehension and higher order thinking. Students will analyze various works of literature (i.e. short stories, poems, song lyrics, etc.) through oral discussion and in written compositions.  They will produce various types of compositions and research projects. 


Class time:  9:00am - 9:55am - Tuesday 

Recommended Age/Grade: 9th -12th grade High School

Instructor: Mrs. Traci McPherson

Cost:  $50 a month

Supply Fee: $10


Class size is limited to 8 Seats 


Course Requirement
Text Needed: 
Excellence in Literature: World Literature by Janice Campbell

   (Plus eBook if you desire for extra resources)


Purchase book and ebook here

Supplies: 1 in.  3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, 5 subject dividers, pencils, pens 

Additional: laptop computer, access to a WORD format program and PowerPoint program

Possible Literature Studied and additional books needed will be:

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

Note: Do NOT purchase books until you get a welcome letter from your teacher! 


Laptops/tablets will need to be brought to class at various times with access to a WORD format program and PowerPoint program


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