Classical Literature

Sonlight 230 Literature / Language Arts Course
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Age Range: 14-17
Grade Range: 9-11
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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. Package also includes all of the Classical Literature books scheduled in these guides.

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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. 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) weave all your materials into one exciting and cohesive program. 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.

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.)

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.

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 a 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.

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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Join the ranks of Sonlighters who know now the story of their Christian family. May you enjoy the fresh conversations and discoveries in store for you. Thank you for being dedicated to your students' academic and spiritual growth!

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

Instructor's Guide
  • Literature 230 Parent Guide
    Get all the lesson plans and teaching helps you need to effectively teach Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.
    Retail: $61.99
  • Literature 230 Student Guide
    Get the daily schedule and tools your student needs for Literature and Language Arts for the entire year.
    Retail: $34.99
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    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...
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  • The Hawk and the Dove
    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...
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    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...
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  • A Child's Anthology of Poetry
    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...
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  • The Best of Father Brown
    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
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  • Oliver Twist
    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.
    Retail: $5.95
  • A Parcel of Patterns
    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
    The classic allegory about Christian who leaves his home in the City of Destruction to travel to the Celestial City.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
    "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,...
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  • The Ramsay Scallop
    Fourteen year-old Elenor reluctantly awaits the return of her betrothed from the Crusade.
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  • Robinson Crusoe
    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
    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,...
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  • The Screwtape Letters
    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
    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.
    Retail: $12.99
  • Till We Have Faces
    A masterful retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth presented with a Christian twist as only C.S. Lewis could do it.
    Retail: $16.99
  • Twelfth Night
    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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    Four wonderful tales written by the man whom C.S. Lewis considered one of the world's best Christian authors.
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