Introduction to Literature 7th - 10th grades


Amanda Sillin


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This literature class is designed for students in 7th - 10th grades and incorporates classic literature from a variety of literary styles. Lessons begin with activities to teach a stylistic technique and writing structure and will continue by exploring literary style and cultivating deeper understanding of themes. Students will read seven novels or novellas during the year and complete writing assignments for each book. This class is graded.

Prerequisite: Any IEW writing course (or another course which included grammar and sentence structure) and a commitment to complete reading and writing assignments. 
Cost: $20 per semester, year long commitment 
Supplies: Reliable internet access to the online classroom

The following books, many of which are available via Kindle for free:

Around the World in Eighty Days

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Treasure Island


Animal Farm

The Tempest

Gulliver's Travels

Short Stories

The class is structured in 4 week periods, during which we will explore a text, learn some great writing techniques, and then write, edit, and share an essay. 


Course content

  • Student Resource Notebook

  • How to write an essay

  • Understanding World View with Literary Periods

  • Files which will assist you with your writing

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