Anyone can hand a teen a book list and say, “Read these.”
Teaching literature to a high school student is so much more than that. Good books can open the mind and heart to ideas, and a good teacher knows how to help teens learn to use literature for life-learning.
Teaching Literature Ideas for High School
Move beyond a basic book list with some of OUR FAVORITE BLOG POSTS about teaching literature in high school homeschool:
Ideas like LIBERTY shaped the United States. Ideas like PERSEVERANCE brought success where everyone expected failure. Ideas like EQUALITY righted wrongs that no one thought could be corrected. Teach more than just the plot or the characters — discuss the ideas that drive us to do what we do and be who we are!
Eye-witness accounts of historical events, personal insights, inspiration, and warnings from people who are willing to share their life-stories. Here are some excellent autobiographies for teens.
This post includes a list of suggested GREAT essays for your teen to read, most available online for free. Essay writing is an often-overlooked element of literature. We make our kids learn to write ’em — make sure they READ ’em, too!
Literary journalism involves a creative telling of accurate, factually-reported events. These books can be really exciting to read with your teens, and almost certainly spark great discussions.
Check out this list of a FULL YEAR of recommended titles for teens!
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