Literature 7 - Kolbe Academy

Literature 7

Short Story/Novel

The Junior High Literature program introduces the student to literature in a deeper, more rigorous fashion than previous reading courses.  The Literature 7 course is comprised of classic literature and short stories.  Vocabulary will be incorporated into the course and will be relevant to the literary works read in class.

The Online Academy will be offering a selection of novels from Kolbe Academy’s well known Junior High Literature program in Literature 7.  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

Specifically, in Literature 7, the course will flow as follows:

  • 1st semester: Short Story Unit Part 1, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Anne of Green Gables
  • 2nd semester: Dandelion Wine, Short Story Unit Part 2 and The Red Badge of Courage

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 Elementary school to Jr. High as far as literature goes.  Testing will focus primarily on units rather than cumulative quarters/semesters.

  • The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories
  • Three Short Stories
  • The Story of the Other Wise Man
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Dandelion Wine
  • The Red Badge of Courage

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Course Details:

Enrollment Options Tuition Course Schedule

Course Code


Grades (Typical)

7 – 8 (7th)

Live Class Meets

1x per week

1 hr. 20 min.

Companion Courses

English Grammar & Composition 7

History 7

Religion & Bible History 7