Lightning Literature & Composition American Lit Early-Mid 19th Century Package

Lightning Literature & Composition American Lit Early-Mid 19th Century Package

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Grades: 9-12

Covering literature from America's colonial days through the early years as our country expanded west. Literature selections include: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Washington Irving's essay, "The Angler," poems from William Cullen Bryant, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," The Scarlet Letter), Moby-Dick, and selected poems from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Lessons cover persuasive writing, tone, conflict, character, and rhyme and meter in poetry. The Student Guide includes information about the authors, comprehension questions, writing exercises, discussion questions and project suggestions, reading lists appropriate to the period or subject, semester and full-year schedules, and a bibliography. The Teacher's Guide is needed if you want the answers to the comprehension questions. It also provides a teaching schedule, teaching and grading aids, and a copy of the writing exercises and discussion questions for the teacher's convenience. The Course Package includes the Student Book, the Teacher Book, and any necessary literature selections not included in the text of the Student Book.

This book is especially useful for freshmen students, students new to Lightning Literature in any high school grade, students taking American History, or students interested in American literature. However, the course can be used by any high school students of any grade without any previous experience in Lightning Literature courses.


Written directly to the student, well-organized, user-friendly (no teacher prep), and both traditional and diverse in the reading selections, these courses offer quality literary analysis coupled with step-by-step writing instruction. Assignments are thought-provoking and challenging.

Lessons follow a pattern: Introduction, (information about the reading) Selection, While You Read, Comprehension Questions, Literary Lessons, and Writing Exercises. Suggested activities enhance the studies: Vocabulary Notebook, Reading Journal, Biographies, Family Reading or Writing Nights, Oral Summaries, Writing Group, and (perhaps) Movies.

The Student Book includes instructional text, shorter works (i.e. poetry, excerpts), author background, discussion questions (comprehension, thought, literary), and writing exercises. The Teacher Guide provides answers, schedules, teaching/grading tips, rubrics, project suggestions/checklists, and grade-tracking records.

The twelve semester-long courses are listed in order of difficulty. Most students should start with one of the American Lit courses. There are required literature resources to use with each guide. While you may be able to locate some or all of the books at a library, we also offer Literature Packages for each course that include the Student Book, the Teacher Guide, and the necessary literature books.


Category Description for Lightning Literature & Composition:

"Reading should be fun, and writing should be satisfying." The author of this series believes this, and she has produced courses that try to keep that goal ever present. She WANTS students to enjoy themselves! Accordingly, reading assignments are comfortable - two novels, two non-fiction books, two short stories and several poems for the 7th grade course, for instance. Lessons are well-constructed and the excellent and thorough coverage includes vocabulary, comprehension, literary elements, composition, grammar, and mechanics.

The three components of this program are designed to be complementary and to be used together. The Student Workbook is the student's textual companion as they study the literature selections. This consumable book is the place for the student to "do" their work. It provides worktext space for all the essential exercises as well as some optional fun/reinforcement exercises.

The Teacher Guide is the "glue" that holds the whole program together providing a philosophical and methodical overview of the program and a weekly planning schedule (lesson plans) as well as chapter-by-chapter answers and teaching helps.

The last component is the excellent Literature Selections that are the heart of the program. Classics, familiar, non-familiar, poetry, and, occasionally, surprising choices all find their way onto the book lists for each grade level. While you may be able to locate some or all of the books at a library, we also offer Literature Packages for each guide that include the necessary books. You and your student are encouraged to read, enjoy, and profit from the year's literature studies. ~ Janice


Category Description for COMPLETE PROGRAMS - LANGUAGE ARTS:

Language arts programs listed in this section cover most areas of language arts (reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting) in one curriculum, although some skill areas may be covered with less intensity than a focused, stand-alone course.


Primary Subject
Language Arts
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
Format
Product Bundle
Brand Name
Rainbow Resource Center
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9th grade. Using just the literature component, not the composition element.
Donna S on Jul 28, 2020
Found the recommendation of this series on the Cathy Duffy review website. After MUCH research, this was the item I was looking to purchase. Found it on your website (which has been recommended to me via multiple homeschool groups on facebook) for affordability/convenience/variety.
Sophie F on Jul 13, 2020
9th grade. Using just the literature component, not the composition element.
Donna S on Jul 28, 2020
I like the course objectives
Jenelle C on Jul 25, 2020
Found the recommendation of this series on the Cathy Duffy review website. After MUCH research, this was the item I was looking to purchase. Found it on your website (which has been recommended to me via multiple homeschool groups on facebook) for affordability/convenience/variety.
Sophie F on Jul 13, 2020
matches our history studies
Melissa P on Mar 25, 2020
Seems like a good curriculum with a good balance of reading and composition. I also liked that the books are included.
Julie J on Sep 1, 2019
This is the only LA program that has worked for my boys. Have tried too many others.
Ivey P on Aug 3, 2019
I like the course objectives
Jenelle C on Jul 25, 2020
matches our history studies
Melissa P on Mar 25, 2020
Is this considered a complete English course and is it credit worthy?
marnie on Apr 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This American lit course is a one semester honors level high school course that you can pair with any of the other semester long lightning lit high school courses, late century American lit or a semester of Shakespeare to make a complete honors level course or College bound English credit or you could just spread this one semester course out to one year and have it as a regular high school English course, whichever is better for your student.
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