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Literature 8

Poetry/Novel

The Junior High Literature program introduces the student to literature in a deeper, more rigorous fashion than previous reading courses. The Literature 8 course is comprised of classic literature and poetry and will be a bridge from Jr. High to High School literature.

Course Description

The Online Academy will be offering a selection of novels from Kolbe Academy's well known Junior High Literature program.   An emphasis on the five principles that are essential for the student to understand and apply in reading literature will be made:

  • Read with objective charity
  • Understand that the parts do not condemn the whole
  • Recognize sin as such when he encounters it in his reading
  • Avoid works that contain tempting descriptions of sin
  • Understand that the function of fiction is not primarily to teach

Further, students will come to understand the four principles on the function of literature:

  • Art is a moral activity
  • Literature is fundamentally religious
  • Art inspires
  • Art is a means of charity

In Literature 8, the course will flow as follows:

  • 1st Semester: Animal Farm, Fellowship of the Rings
  • 2nd Semester: Poetry Unit, Oliver Twist
  • Vocabulary will be incorporated into the course and will be relevant to the literary works read in class.
  • This course will be a bridge from Jr. High to High School literature.  Testing will be by unit, but will also ease the students into a cumulative semester exam mindset. 
Course Expectations

Students should expect to have daily reading, at least one (or more) weekly written assignments, required participation, and exams as assigned by their instructor. All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor. Vocabulary will be incorporated into the course and will be relevant to the literary works read in class. This course will be a bridge from Jr. High to High School literature.  Testing will be by unit, but will also ease the students into a cumulative semester exam mindset. 

Course Texts
  • A Collection of Poems
  • The Song of Hiawatha
  • Animal Farm
  • Fellowship of the Ring
  • Oliver Twist

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Course Details:

Section Number

WCL-08LIT-1

WCL-08LIT-2

Instructor

Mrs. Novak

Mrs. Cereghino

Grades (Typical)

7-8 (8th) 

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr., 20 min. each time

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Class Period

2

0

Time

9:00 - 10:20 AM (Pacific)

12:00 - 1:20 PM (Eastern)

6:00 - 7:20 AM (Pacific)

9:00 - 10:20 AM (Eastern)

Tuition

$599

$599

Companion Courses

English Grammar & Composition 8

History 8

Religion & Bible History 8