Continuing with BJU’s excellent literature textbook, Elements of Literature broadens students’ understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts. Students will learn the method and the importance of literary analysis by studying pieces from several genres and interpreting them in light of biblical truth. We will cover sound and syntax, allusions and symbols, irony, folktales and epics, short stories, a unit on poetry, and a drama unit focusing on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The textbook promotes critical thinking skills as key to understanding and appreciating literature. Also, a visual analysis section found at the beginning of each unit relates the unit’s topic with the visual arts.
Students have probably learned how to write in several different modes through elementary and middle school. This class uses the WriteShop I program. Beginning with concrete writing, this program covers a variety of skill such as sequencing, informative reports, point of view, and how to avoid plagiarism. Advanced students will proceed through the same program, but with modified assignments tailored to their level. I introduce the basics of MLA formatting for all students.
This class pursues more advanced literary concepts while cementing fundamental writing skills necessary for higher level courses.
*Please note that a complete Language Arts program requires additional instruction in grammar and spelling. These are not addressed in this class except as necessary in editing writing assignments.
Teacher: Dee Dee Vogt
Elements of Literature Student Text, 2nd Edition (ISBN- 978-1-60682-167-1)
Purchase on Amazon, from Bob Jones directly at www.bjupress.com, or any other discount arena. *Be sure to check out the eTextbook option. This is a lower-cost option, but will require excellent note-taking skills since the student cannot write on the text itself.
Elements of Literature Tests (2nd ed.) (ISBN – 978-1-60682-169-5)
WriteShop I Student Workbook from www.writeshop.com (PLEASE NOTE: I will be eligible for a discount of up to 27% if I am able to get at least 20 students in English 1 and 2 classes, combined. I will place the orders in time for them to arrive by the first day of class and will hand them out as payment is received. If you want to participate in this discount program, email me with your name, email, and number of books you wish to purchase. I will send out an email before I purchase just to make sure you still want it, probably late July.)