Classical Literature

Sonlight 230 Module

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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 History / Bible / Literature 230 Classical Literature Parent Guide and accompanying Classical Literature Student Guide. Package also includes all of the Classical Literature books scheduled in these guides.

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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: historical fiction, legend, short story, lyric poetry, detective stories, ghost story, Gothic horror, science fiction, fantasy, memoir, Gothic romance, adventure, novel, allegory, survival tale, tragedy, 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.

Then, moving forward in time, students read Pontius Pilate, which introduces current archaeological scholarship to the few details about Pilate given in the Gospels.

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.)

Next comes, my absolute favorite of all Robin Hood tales, that hero from the time of Richard the Lionheart, who lived in the 12th Century.

One hundred years later, comes The Ramsay Scallop, set in 1299, in which a young man, back from the Crusades, goes on Pilgrimage with 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, finally 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 two books by the incomparable Dickens: Oliver Twist ("Please, sir, I want some more") and his Christmas Carol, a necessary part of cultural literacy. Also, one of the world's most famous allegories, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

There are books that might be considered "boy" books: Treasure Island, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

There are books that might be considered "girl" books: The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre.

But that's just silly. These are all just great books. Boys should enjoy them all. Girls should enjoy them all.

I mentioned that 230 Lit includes a few of my favorites. While these wouldn't qualify for the canon (the books widely recognized as being the most important to a particular time), they are worth reading. From the engrossing fantasy The Gammage Cup, to the powerful memoir Going Solo, these shorter, easier works offer some reprieve, while still offering thought-provoking insight and beautiful writing.

It's a great year.

This course is an interesting one to me. When I think of my all-time favorite Sonlight books, few of these come to mind immediately. But when I actually consider these books, it's like they're all sleeper hits. Great reads, all. It's hard to pick favorites because the books are uniformly really 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)

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Literature 230 Student Guide (230-SG)

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Pontius Pilate (230-01)

The startling yet untold historical fiction tale of the ambitious Roman politician whose fateful verdict forever changes the course of history--but whose conscience can never rest with the consequences.

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Outlaws of Sherwood (230-02)

Robin is an apprentice forester unjustly cast out of society. But this creates opportunity for a few stubborn Saxons to gather in secret under Robin's leadership and strike back against the arrogance and brutality of the Norman overlords.

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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 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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A Christmas Carol (230-22)

The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from a miserable man who hates to one who shares in Tiny Tim's joyful exclamation, "God bless us every one." A story the author, Charles Dickens, enjoyed reading every Christmas Eve.

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - and Other Tales (230-24)

Good Dr. Jekyll is transformed into evil Mr. Hyde by means of an addictive drug. He finds himself more and more inextricably drawn into evil. A parable for our times written by author Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Enchantress from the Stars (230-25)

On a mission to a medieval planet, Elana becomes the key to a daring plan to thwart an invasion. An intelligent, thoughtful work that will stimulate as it entertains. A moving 9th grade reading level book.

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The Gammage Cup (230-28)

A few citizens of an imaginary village dare to question some long-held but false beliefs in the community...and are ostracized as a result. Thought-provoking but easy to read.

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Going Solo (230-30)

One of the 20th century's best-loved authors tells his personal story of "going solo" — striking out on his own in his first job (in East Africa!), flying combat for the RAF in WWII . . .and returning home to Mother.

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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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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (230-44)

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse, must move her family or face death. Unfortunately, her son Timothy is ill and can't be moved. She seeks help from the brilliant rats of NIMH. The solution in the "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" book is worth the read.

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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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Pictures of Hollis Woods (230-51)

Hollis Woods, an artistic foster child, dreams of having a family. And she nearly gets her wish thanks to the Regans who take her in for a summer.

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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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Treasure Island (230-68)

The "Treasure Island" novel by Robert Louis Stevenson is a high seas adventure has a group of treasure seekers following a treasure map to a distant island. Full of piracy and treachery, this book is as enjoyable to read today as when it was first published in 1883.

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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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