Classical Literature

Sonlight 230 Course

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Get complete lesson plans, schedule and teaching notes for the entire year. Classic literature for high school students package includes the Level 230 Classical Literature Parent Guide and accompanying Classical Literature Student Guide. This high school classic literature package also includes all of the Classical Literature books scheduled in these guides.

Overview of the Literature

Instructor's Guides

Your 230 Instructor's Guides (IG) weaves all your materials into one exciting and cohesive program. Starting in this upper-level program, each course includes both a Parent Guide and a separate Student Guide. This means you'll get a History and Bible Parent Guide, as well as a History and Bible Student Guide.

Your Parent Guide mirrors the Student Guide, but also includes answers, provides extra notes and allows you to check their progress and discuss their reading. This format allows you to be as engaged or as hands-off as you and your students like.

Classical Literature

The underlying framework of 230 Literature is not obvious at first glance, but it has both a chronological progression and a general emphasis on great works by British authors, plus some of my favorites, too.

It is a stand-alone product and, though it moves in the same progression as 220 History, they are not scheduled to match.

As always, I seek to provide a mix of challenging and easier works, by males and females, in a range of genres.

The range of genres, in this case, is especially rich: detective stories, lyric poetry, short story, novel, Gothic romance, historical fiction, allegory, travelogue, survival tale, tragedy, coming-of-age, epistolary, myth, and comedy.

Looking first at the chronological progression, C.S. Lewis's powerful book Till We Have Faces is a retelling of a Greek myth, with a setting something like ancient Greece.

Rosemary Sutcliff's historical novel The Shining Company, set in A.D. 500, is based on a battle attempted and lost, a book shimmery in its beauty. (How many beautiful books about the Dark Ages can you think of? A rarity, for sure.)

The Ramsay Scallop, set in 1299, tells of a Pilgrimage by a young man, back from the Crusades, and his betrothed.

Continuing on, find a tale set in Eyam in 1665, a village in England that, when the Plague arrived, determined to close themselves off from the rest of the world to prevent further outbreak.

And, Robinson Crusoe, which Daniel Defoe published in 1719, is credited as beginning the genre of realistic fiction.

In addition to progressing chronologically, this course has an emphasis on classic British Literature, with a few of my favorites thrown in.

Because Shakespeare is important, students get to read my favorite comedy (Twelfth Night) and his most famous tragedy (Romeo and Juliet). Students get to read one book by the incomparable Dickens: Oliver Twist ("Please, sir, I want some more”). Also, one of the world's most famous allegories, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

It's a great year. It is difficult to pick favorites because the books are all so solid! When I return to 230, I feel like I'm meeting old friends. When people ask which ones they could cut to make it more manageable, I'm not much help. It's simply a fabulous collection.

Language Arts

Fully integrated with the Literature, this year's Language Arts builds on past years and continues to develop literary analysis, creative writing, research, and essay skills, with weekly writing assignments in a range of lengths and topics.

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Estimated daily time for Classic Literature: Student: 45min.

Instructor's Guides

Literature 230 Parent Guide (230-PG)

Get all the lesson plans and teaching helps you need to effectively teach Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.

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Literature 230 Student Guide (230-SG)

Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.

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Readers / Literature

The Wounds of God (230-04)

The second book in the series following the lives of the brothers of St. Alcuin, a medieval monastery. This series explores the love of God for man, as well as the love between brothers in Christ. See how monastic life reflects the human struggle of every person who desires to love God and walk in grace.

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The Hawk and the Dove (230-05)

The first book in the series set in a medieval monastery and following the lives of the brothers of St. Alcuin. A love story about God and man, as well as the love between brothers in Christ, the tale of monastic life reflects the human struggle of every person who desires to love God and receive grace.

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A Solitary Blue (230-06)

A story about growing through the pain of betrayal and loss. Jeff's family is dysfunctional, but not as he had initially imagined. As we experience his life, we learn with him that those he initially thought were fun and exciting and free were actually toxic. Consistency and decency, stuffy and boring as they may seem, prove ultimately more loving and helpful. An excellent picture of what it means to grow up and discover the meaning of maturity.

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Moon Over Manifest (230-07)

Frustrated by being sent away to live with relatives for the summer, Abilene exits her train early to explore the town her dad grew up in. While he's busy working for the railroad, she begins to uncover the secrets of what appears, initially, to be nothing more than a boring old town. Secrets, spies, and stories drive this tale forward, packed with historical detail and bringing redemption despite loss. Heartwarming.

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A Child's Anthology of Poetry (230-11)

Don't underestimate your children's ear for poetry. Well over two hundred great works in one rich volume—from Blake, Dickinson, and Wordsworth to Keats, Frost, and the exquisitely translated haiku of Kobayashi Issa.

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The Best of Father Brown (230-14)

A quiet, unassuming priest solves mysteries based on his knowledge of human character. Delightful collection of the best of Father Brown.

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Jane Eyre (230-38)

The classic story of a plain, yet spirited governess, her arrogant employer, and how their relationship developed over class barriers. The archetype for all Gothic romances.

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Oliver Twist (230-48)

Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens, is the story of a good-hearted orphan who runs away to London only to be captured by thieves.

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A Parcel of Patterns (230-50)

The Plague comes to town via a parcel very innocently bought. I love how this author writes.

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Pilgrim's Progress in Today's English (230-52)

The classic allegory about Christian who leaves his home in the City of Destruction to travel to the Celestial City.

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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice (230-54)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Thus opens this most popular of Austen's books, all of which revolve, more or less, around marriage and money. Gentle satire.

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The Ramsay Scallop (230-56)

Fourteen year-old Elenor reluctantly awaits the return of her betrothed from the Crusade.

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Robinson Crusoe (230-58)

The classic story of a shipwrecked mariner that has stood the test of time. Written by author Daniel Defoe and first published in 1719, Robinson's story of survival has entertained many.

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Romeo and Juliet (230-59)

A timeless tale of star-crossed lovers from feuding families. This beautiful, poetic play is Shakespeare's most famous - and for good reason. Read Shakespeare Made Easy -Romeo and Juliet for a romantic, yet ultimately tragic tale. A classic with enduring qualities. Pb.

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The Screwtape Letters (230-60)

Screwtape, a demon from the devil's own horde, has written these letters to his nephew, Wormwood, giving him tips on how to trip up the church. An eye-opening book.

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The Shining Company (230-62)

A tragedy set in the context of seventh century Britain. 300 Companions seek to protect their land from invading Saxons. Told by a master storyteller.

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Till We Have Faces (230-66)

A masterful retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth presented with a Christian twist as only C.S. Lewis could do it.

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Twelfth Night (230-72)

Teaching Twelfth Night is made easy with this side-by-side text. My favorite Shakespearean comedy. A love story of mistaken identities complete with Shakespeare's wonderful use of language.

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What Hearts (230-73)

Follows Asa from the last day of first grade through 7th, as he survives cruel tests of his intellect, integrity, and sense of decency. A touching, perceptive portrait of a remarkable child. Poignant.

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The Wise Woman and Other Stories (230-74)

Four wonderful tales written by the man whom C.S. Lewis considered one of the world's best Christian authors.

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Instructor's Guides

Literature 230 Student Guide (230-SG)

Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.

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Optional Language Arts Items

Language Arts

Language Arts for Sonlight 200 Optional Workbooks Set (240-00)

From level 100 and up, Sonlight incorporates Language Arts instruction and assignments in your studies. If your child needs additional vocabulary instruction, Sonlight recommends these optional workbooks.

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Analogies 2 (240-10)

Consumable. Optional resource scheduled in Sonlight 200. Analogies are at the root of good communication, the heart of beautiful prose.

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Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 & Answer Key (240-35)

Add the Wordly Wise Book 9 answer key and student workbook for additional 9th Grade vocabulary practice.

Exercises ensure students are able to comprehend what they read when they run across the words in context, give students confidence that they can use the words in writing, and teach students the words' various meanings. Includes Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 consumable workbook and non-consumable answer key.

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