Five NEW All-in-one ELA Bundles for High School!

You asked and we made it happen: Five NEW all-in-one ELA bundles for high school!

Five NEW All-in-one ELA Bundles for High School!

Five NEW All-in-one ELA Bundles for High School!

Many of you LOVE our original four English/Language Arts all-in-one bundles, and we are so glad you do!

But some of you have been asking for full-credit ELA bundles created around a theme that can be paired with your student’s History course, or matched with a particular interest your teen is pursuing. We heard and made it happen!

Introducing five new ELA bundles:

These full-credit, adaptableno busy-work English/Language Arts curriculum for your high school student provide:

  • Reading with literary analysis
  • Watching movies and engaging in literary analysis
  • Writing instruction (for four types of papers)
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar Granules – Essential Elements of English
  • Public speaking
  • A suggested schedule 
  • Recommended Resources for Supplemental Grammar and Vocabulary Learning
  • Parents Manual
    • Intro and How to Use This Bundle (including direction for grading and determining a final ELA grade for the transcript)
    • Chart for Determining the Level of Rigor for our year of High School ELA
      • Recommendations for HOW MANY BOOKS TOTAL your student should read this year
  • Suggested Syllabus for a 9-month academic year

The literature, cinema studies & writing guides included in this downloadable curriculum will inform and inspire your homeschooling high schoolers without boring or burdening them with busywork.

  • Cinema Studies guides contain brief background information, important literature terms and themes, vocabulary and analysis questions, using the storytelling in MOVIES for a gentle introduction into literary analysis.
  • Similarly, Literature guides contain brief background information, important literature terms and themes, vocabulary and analysis questions – but NEVER enough to kill your teens’ enjoyment of the book.
  • Writing guides contain concise daily lessons that teach four different types of writing skills important for high school students

How do these ELA bundles work?

Your teen will begin by reading the introductory material at the beginning of the guide and then read the book with its accompanying guide close at hand. Some questions should be answered while reading the book; others will call for a bit of reflection after finishing the book. Each guide makes the process clear.

Next, “Sum It Up” and “Write in Response” sections in most of the guides help students pull together what they have learned and articulate it using their own words, cementing the new knowledge or understanding in their brains as they do.

These book and movie guides are designed to help students mature as readers and thinkers, to do more than simply comprehend the meaning on a surface level and begin to think about what they read more deeply.

  • Immature readers ask:

    • What happened? Who did it? When did it happen? Where?
  • Mature readers ask:

    • What is likely to happen as a result of that event? Why did that person do that? How did the passage of time affect the outcome? Might it have been different if it had happened someplace else?

This is the goal of literary analysis, to help teens practice thinking in deeper ways about the words they read on a page.

What is included in each of these ELA Bundles?

CINEMA STUDIES FOR LITERATURE LEARNING AND COMPOSITION

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This ELA Bundle is a good fit for freshmen or sophomores (although, you know what is best for your teens- there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school).

  • Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides:

1. 12 Angry Men (starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb)
2. A Christmas Carol (starring George C. Scott)
3. Field of Dreams (starring Kevin Costner and Amy Madigan)
4. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (starring Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy)
5. High Noon (starring Gary Cooper and Jack Elam)
6. Casablanca (starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman)
7. Moby Dick (starring Gregory Peck)
8. The Importance of Being Earnest (starring Colin Firth and Rupert Everett)
9. The Miracle Worker (starring Ann Bancroft and Patty Duke)
10. The Wizard of Oz (starring Judy Garland)
11. What’s Up Doc (starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal)
12. Places in the Heart (starring Sally Field and Danny Glover)
13. Rudy (starring Sean Astin and Jon Favreau)
14. The Three Musketeers (starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, & Tim Curry)
15. The Truman Show (starring Jim Carrey)

  • Literature Study Guides to accompany these books:

1. Right Ho, Jeeves by P. J. Wodehouse
2. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
3. Literary Analysis of Speeches (speeches are included in the guide – no additional purchase necessary)
4. Literary Analysis of Essays (links to read the essays online for free are included in the guide – no additional purchase necessary)

  • Writing Guides:

1. An Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing
2. Introductory Guide to High School Short Story Writing – Family Narrative

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3. An Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing
4. Research Writing Readiness
5. APA Style Research Paper: An Introductory Guide
6. Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

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GREAT CHRISTIAN WRITERS LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

A Full Year of English/Language Arts Great Christian Writers Literature & Composition
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This ELA Bundle is a good fit for freshmen or sophomores (although, you know what is best for your teens- there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school).

  • Cinema Studies for Literature Learning guides:

1. A Christmas Carol (starring George C. Scott)
2. Lilies of the Field (starring Sidney Poitier)
3. Chariots of Fire (starring Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, & Nicholas Farrell)
4. Inn of the Sixth Happiness (starring Ingrid Bergman)

  • Literature Study Guides to accompany these books:

1. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
2. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (NOTE: There is no answer key for this guide. The questions are of a personally reflective nature with no clear “right answer.” Any reasonable answer that displays thought is acceptable.)
3. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
4. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
5. Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge
6. Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada
7. Born Again by Charles Colson
8. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
9. Hymns and Creeds

  • Writing Guides:

1. An Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing
2. Introductory Guide to High School Short Story Writing – Family Narrative
3. An Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Full Year of English/Language Arts Great Christian Writers Literature & Composition Syllabus
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4. Research Writing Readiness
5. APA Style Research Paper: An Introductory Guide
6. Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

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AMERICAN LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

A Full Year of English/Language Arts American Literature & Composition 7SistersHomeschool
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This ELA Bundle is a good fit for sophomores or juniors (although, you know what is best for your teens- there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school).

  • Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides:

1. 12 Angry Men (starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb)
2. Apollo 13 (starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris)
3. Mr. Holland’s Opus (starring Richard Dreyfuss)
4. The Incredibles (starring Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter)

  • Literature Study Guides to accompany these books:

1. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
2. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
4. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
(NOTE: There is no answer key for this guide. The questions are of a personally reflective nature with no clear “right answer.” Any reasonable answer that displays thought is acceptable.)
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (viewed through a lens of American Transcendentalism) (NOTE: There is no answer key for this guide. The questions are of a personally reflective nature with no clear “right answer.” Any reasonable answer that displays thought is acceptable.)
6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
8. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Writing Guides:

1. An Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing
2. Intermediate Guide to High School Short Story Writing – Tall Tales
3. An Intermediate Guide to High School Poetry Writing
4. APA Style Research Paper: An Introductory GuideFull Year of English/Language Arts American Writing & Composition Suggested Syllabus
5. MLA Style Research Paper Writing Guide
6. Composing Successful Cover Letters

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BRITISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

A Full Year of English/Language Arts British Literature & Composition 7SistersHomeschool
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This ELA Bundle is a good fit for juniors or seniors (although, you know what is best for your teens- there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school).

  • Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides:

1. The 39 Steps (starring Robert Donat)
2. Hook (starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman)
3. The Importance of Being Earnest (starring Colin Firth and Rupert Everett)
4. Sense and Sensibility (1995 version, starring Dame Emma Thompson)

  • Literature Study Guides to accompany these books:

1. Animal Farm by George Orwell
2. Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
5. British Poetry Selections by various poets
6. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
7. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
9. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A Full Year of English/Language Arts British Literature & Composition Syllabus
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  • Writing Guides:

1. An Advanced Guide to High School Essay Writing
2. Advanced Guide to High School Short Story Writing – Myth-Fantasy
3. An Advanced Guide to High School Poetry Writing
4. MLA Style Research Paper Writing Guide
5. Chicago Style Research Paper Writing Guide
6. Successful Experiential Resume Writing

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WORLD AND ANCIENT LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Full Year of English/Language Arts World and Ancient Literature & Composition
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This ELA Bundle is a good fit for juniors or seniors (although, you know what is best for your teens- there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school).

  • Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Guides:

1. Life of Pi (starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Tabu)
2. Charade (starring Audrey Hepburn)
3. Casablanca (starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, & Paul Henreid)
4. The Three Musketeers (starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, & Tim Curry)

  • Literature Study Guides to accompany these books:

1. The Epic of Gilgamesh (ancient text – author unknown)
2. Antigone by Sophocles
3. Plato’s Republic
4. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
5. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
8. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
9. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

  • Writing Guides:

1. College Application Essay Writing Guide
2. Creative Chronicling
3. World Poetry Reading and Writing GuideFull Year English/Language Arts World & Ancient Literature & Composition
4. High School Guide to Professional Writing
5. APA Style Research Paper: An Introductory Guide
6. MLA Style Research Paper Writing Guide
7. Chicago Style Research Paper Writing Guide

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Download these fun ELA curriculums and enjoy your school year!

 

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