4 – A Full Year of English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade)

Full Year of English/Language Arts World and Ancient Literature & Composition

What to call it? World Literature and Composition…World Lit High School ELA…World and Ancient Literature High School English…12th Grade English/Language Arts…the possibilities are endless!

Many teens will benefit from earning a credit in World Lit High School ELA. Here is your all-in-one resource for a year of World and Ancient Literature and Composition with a focus on books and movies from storytellers around the world and across the centuries! 

The High School English/Language Arts credit is complex — so many pieces to put together. Sometimes, it’s good to have everything all in one place. You have found your all-in-one-place curriculum right here with 4 – A Full Year of English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade)…and with your homeschooling big sisters’ commitment to no-busywork!

Credit Information:  This is a one-credit high school level ELA course, adaptable for basic, college prep, and honors levels.

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World Lit High School ELA

This full-year, adaptable, no busy-work English/Language Arts curriculum for your high school student provides:

  • Reading with literary analysis,
  • Watching movies and engaging in literary analysis,
  • Writing instruction (for 4 types of papers),
  • Vocabulary,
  • Grammar,
  • Public speaking
  • A suggested schedule and
  • Tools to help with grading!

The literature, cinema studies & writing guides included in this downloadable text 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 – NEVER enough to kill your teens’ enjoyment of the book.

What’s more, Writing guides contain concise daily lessons that teach four different types of writing skills important for high school students to master (creative writing/short story, essays, research papers, and poetry). The lessons contain brief information, instruction, and assignments. And by the way, rubrics for grading are included.

This World Lit High School ELA curriculum bundle works in many educational settings! The movie guides, literature guides and the writing guides are good for self-instruction, as well as family or co-op classes.

Here’s what each 7Sisters High School English/Language Arts one-year bundle includes:

  • Study Guides for literary analysis of books (and movies!)
  • Research Paper Writing Guides
  • Essay Writing Guide
  • Poetry Writing Guide
  • Short-Story Writing Guide
  • Public Speaking Experiences
  • Grammar Pocket Guide
  • Grammar Resources
  • Vocabulary Resources
  • Clear and friendly How-To-Use section for parents
  • Suggested schedule for a 9-month academic year
  • Rubrics and suggestions for grading

World and Ancient Literature and Composition World Lit High School ELA

World Lit High School ELA

After downloading and saving your curriculum files to your device, begin exploring by opening the file called “INTRO and How-to-Use.”

FAQ:

Why choose THIS bundle as opposed to other curriculum at 7Sisters?

While each guide included in this ELA bundle may be purchased individually from 7Sisters, this bundle provides everything you need for ONE YEAR of high school English — all 5 elements of this complex credit — in one place, with a suggested schedule for you to follow, and with detailed information on ways to grade your student’s work and determine an overall grade for the year to record with confidence on the high school transcript.

And how about SERIOUS SAVINGS?

The regular price for A Full Year of High School English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade) saves approximately 30% off the price if you purchased as 4 bundled products (one for lit., one for cinema studies, one for writing, and one for public speaking); it’s an even greater savings off the total price if you purchased each guide individually!

If you’d like an in-depth comparison of the different bundles for Literature and Writing available from your homeschooling big sisters here at 7SistersHomeschool.com, click here for Which ELA Curriculum Bundle is Right for YOU??, and download this FREE, informative PDF.

Why the weird name?

4 – A Full Year of High School English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade)

We always want you to make 7Sisters curriculum fit YOUR homeschool, rather than trying to fit your homeschool into our curriculum.

You can use any ELA bundle in the year that seems the best fit for your student.

Our introductory level writing guides are in the “1” bundles, with intermediate level guides in the “2” bundles, advanced in the “3” bundles, and “4” bundles include senior year writing guides.

But if your student is a strong writer in a lower grade, and you want to use one of the more rigorous levels of writing, you should feel free to do so!

Which books will my student read and analyze with THIS one-year curriculum bundle?

(You will need to buy copies of these books for your teen to read, or borrow a copy from the library. Consider making your purchase from Amazon. If so, we are Amazon associates, and will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you visit Amazon using our link in our sidebar to the right.)

  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

Which Cinema Studies guides are a part of this year’s bundle?

(You will need to buy or rent these movies; many are available on streaming services like Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Netflix, or borrow them from a friend or from the library.)

  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)

One important thing to mention:

If you used the Cinema Studies for Literature Learning bundle in the past, your student will have completed TWO of the cinema studies guides that will be included in this one-year ELA bundle.

So, if you used the Cinema Studies for Literature Learning bundle for 9th grade and choose the World LIt High School ELA bundle for 12th grade, your twelfth grader will already have completed:

  1. Casablanca (starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, & Paul Henreid)
  2. The Three Musketeers (starring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, & Tim Curry)

WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU HAVE, IF THIS IS YOU??

  • Is it okay to do those movies a second time, to analyze them with another year of maturity? ABSOLUTELY!
  • Can you purchase a couple of movie guides that were NOT a part of the bundle you used in 9th grade and use those instead? SURE! We have lots of other Cinema Studies guides that were not a part of the Cinema Studies for Literature Learning bundle. Choose a title or two that looks like it could fit well into your year.
  • Is it okay to choose to do only book-based lit. analysis, and leave out movies for the year? YOU BET!

As always, we want you to make our curriculum fit your homeschooling needs. We just wanted to be sure you knew about this potential duplication before you made a decision about this bundle.

And customizing your 7Sisters ELA bundles is easy when you use this simple rule of thumb: in a very general sense, when substituting titles to fit your homeschool:

1 book replaces 2 movies

OR

2 movies replace 1 book

 

World Lit High School ELA

Which writing guides are included?

College Application Essay Writing Guide

Creative Chronicling

World Poetry Reading and Writing Guide

High School Guide to Professional Writing

APA Style Research Paper: An Introductory Guide

MLA Style Research Paper Writing Guide

Chicago Style Research Paper Writing Guide

You can download a free suggested syllabus for 4 – A Full Year of High School English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade) here!

What else will I find in this bundle?

  1. Grammar Granules – Essential Elements of English
  2. Recommended Resources for Supplemental Grammar and Vocabulary Learning
  3. Visual Aid How-To Public Speaking Experience
  4. Interview Skills Public Speaking Experience
  5. Parents Manual – Intro and How to Use This Bundle (including direction for grading and determining a final ELA grade for the transcript)
  6. Chart for Determining the Level of Rigor for our year of High School ELA
  7. Recommendations for HOW MANY BOOKS TOTAL your student should read this year

There are as many different ways to earn that big, complicated ELA credit as there are homeschool families, but this curriculum bundle will make it easy for you to:

  • cover everything you need to cover in a year
  • tweak the assignments if they don’t fit your needs perfectly
  • steer clear of busywork or overkill that might make your student come to hate ELA
  • grade your teen’s work with confidence
  • adjust the level of rigor to fit your child’s level of competence (average – honors)
  • stay on track and record your teen’s progress as the year unfolds

After downloading and saving your curriculum files to your device, begin exploring by opening the file called “INTRO and How-to-Use.”

What people are saying:

This is our first year using your curriculum, 9th grade LA, and we are loving it! Such a gentle approach, yet to the point and thorough. – M.
We have used it for our 9th grader this year. She has liked it and I love it! I like that it is mostly student-led. My daughter has gotten a well-rounded writing and literature class with very good progress in her skills. We have already bought the 10th grade curriculum. – S.
We started the 9th grade bundle this year and my daughter has asked to use the curriculum for next year too. It is very gentle in the instruction, not overwhelming. We like the mix of books & movies for the literature piece. I like week by week syllabus of what to do/complete. We use daily grams from easy grammar for the addlt grammar they recommend. The only minor dislike is the pace of going through some of the books, my daughter is dyslexic so it takes her longer to read assigned books than an average student, but we adjust the schedule as needed to accommodate that. – M.

More on the literature and cinema studies guides in A Full Year of High School ELA: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade):

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.

“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 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.

Your curriculum also includes guides to accompany movies for the purpose of literary analysis. Cinema Studies for Literature Learning guides are a part of this bundle.

Hold the phone!

Why are we assigning MOVIES for literary analysis??

Because good storytelling is good storytelling, and because literary analysis is more about practicing THINKING SKILLS than it is about practicing the physical reading of printed words on a page, literary analysis can be practiced using the medium of movies as well as books.

Your teen will begin by reading the introductory material at the beginning of the guide and then watch the movie once with its accompanying guide close at hand.

As with the books they read and analyze this year, some questions should be answered as they watch the movie (just press pause and jot down a few notes); others can wait until the final credits roll. Each guide makes the process clear. Then, a few days, or a week or two later, the student watches the movie a second time, likely now noticing far more about the elements making up the story and the excellence with which they fit together (we’ve chosen movies that do a really nice job of demonstrating particular literary devices). After a second viewing, they’re ready to write in response to the movie, using prompts at the end of the guide to get them started.

Most teens love a good movie, and struggling readers, in particular, really thrive when given the chance to separate the thinking process of literary analysis from the visual processing challenge of reading printed words. A nice blend of books to read and movies to watch draws high school students in to really engage in the learning available to them as they move beyond comprehension and into analysis.

 

There are six bundles total in this series of theme-based High School ELA titles from 7Sisters

  1. 1 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  Great Christian Writers (recommended for 9th or 10th grade)
  2. 1 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  Cinema Studies for Literature Learning and Composition (recommended for 9th or 10th grade)
  3. 2 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  American Literature (recommended for 10th or 11th grade)
  4. 3 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  British Literature (recommended for 11th or 12th grade)
  5. 3 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  C.S. Lewis (recommended for 11th or 12th grade) (Coming late 2024)
  6. 4 – A Full Year of High School ELA:  World & Ancient Literature (recommended for 11th or 12th grade)

Here’s Sabrina explaining our original four ELA Bundles when they first became available in 2020. Our six theme-based ELA Bundles were created to meet the same need – a comprehensive resource for a year of English/Language Arts learning in high school:

(Note: Video may include mention of time-limited offers that were valid at the time of recording, but have now expired. We have posted the video here on the blog because it contains helpful information about homeschooling we don’t want you to miss, but we cannot offer special discounts beyond their original timeframe. Thanks for understanding!)

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For more on the complex ELA credit: Why is Language Arts Such a HUGE credit?

Need course descriptions for your ELA course? Check out this post.

You can download a free suggested syllabus for 4 – A Full Year of High School English/Language Arts: World and Ancient Literature and Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade) here!

A Full Year of High School ELA: World and Ancient Literature and  Composition (a good fit for 11th or 12th grade)

After downloading and saving your curriculum files to your device, begin exploring by opening the file called “INTRO and How-to-Use.”

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