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Now that your homeschooler is in high school, you'll want your student to experience a wider breadth of classic literature.  Students will do just that by reading such landmark works as the civil war epic The Red Badge of Courage, the exciting wilderness survival tale Robinson Crusoe, and the tremendously influential Beowulf.  Homeschool students will delve deeper into poetry, studying romantics such as Walt Whitman and Robert Frost.  While studying these classics, students will continue the reinforcement of their understanding of grammar rules.  They will shift their studies from spelling to building their vocabularies in preparation for writing and the requirements of the SAT.    

Course Outline:

 1: Literature: A Raisin in the Sun / Language Arts: Reading to Remember

 2: Literature: A Raisin in the Sun / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 1

 3: Literature: A Raisin in the Sun / Language Arts: Verbs

 4: Literature: A Raisin in the Sun / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 2

 5: Literature: A Raisin in the Sun / Language Arts: Paragraphs and Word Pictures

 6: Literature: The Old Man and the Sea / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 3

 7: Literature: The Old Man and the Sea / Language Arts: Nouns

 8: Literature: The Old Man and the Sea / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 4

 9: Literature: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn / Language Arts: Outlining

10: Literature: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 5

11: Literature: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn/ Language Arts: Sentence Transitions

12: Literature: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 6

13: Literature: Of Mice and Men / Language Arts: Adjectives

14: Literature: Of Mice and Men / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 7

15: Literature: Of Mice and Men / Language Arts: Adverbs

16: Literature: Robinson Crusoe / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 8

17: Literature: Robinson Crusoe / Language Arts: Prepositions and Conjunctions

18: Literature: Robinson Crusoe / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 9

19: Literature: Robinson Crusoe / Language Arts: Basics of Logic and Reasoning

20: Literature: Poetry of Emily Dickinson / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 10

21: Literature: Poetry of Emily Dickinson / Language Arts: Writing Narratives

22: Literature: Poetry of John Keats / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 11

23: Literature: Poetry of Walt Whitman / Language Arts: Reading Narratives

24: Literature: Poetry of Langston Hughes / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 12

25: Literature: Poetry of Robert Frost / Language Arts: Reading Poetry

26: Literature: Julius Caesar / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 13

27: Literature: Julius Caesar / Language Arts: Descriptive Writing

28: Literature: Julius Caesar / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 14

29: Literature: Julius Caesar / Language Arts: Essay Writing

30: Literature: Beowulf / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 15

31: Literature: Beowulf / Language Arts: Essay Writing II

32: Literature: Beowulf / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 16

33: Literature: The Red Badge of Courage / Language Arts: Starting Your Final Paper

34: Literature: The Red Badge of Courage / Language Arts: Vocabulary Unit 17

35: Literature: The Red Badge of Courage / Language Arts: Writing Your Final Paper

36: Literature: The Red Badge of Courage / Language Arts: Vocabulary Final Exam

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