Prism: an introduction to literature

Introduction lớn Literature (English 1) is a one year, college-preparatory literature and composition course, & is the first volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum. 

Short Stories by Welty, O. Henry, and othersAround the World in Eighty Days by Jules VerneA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark TwainJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëPygmalion by George Bernard ShawTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonAnimal Farm by George Orwell The Tempest by William ShakespeareGulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

This fourth edition of the best-selling Introduction khổng lồ Literature (English I) features additional learning helps, a new pacing chart for each module, & updated context liên kết và resources. It replaces ISBN 9781613220238. 

Softcover; 8.5 x 11"; 172 pages

Introduction to lớn Literature (English 1) is the first volume of the Excellence in Literature curriculum.

What does Introduction to Literature cover?Introduction lớn Literature is a college-preparatory literature & composition course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary unique, interest, & for their place in the historical development of literature. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, & the literary & artistic context of the focus work. . Students will gain an understanding of the development of literature and will practice the skills of cthất bại literary analysis through essays, approach papers, and other evaluative writing.


By the end of the course, students will: Understvà the process of writing, including the use of tools such as a writer’s handbook, dictionary, & thesaurus.Have sầu specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.Have sầu a general understanding of the historical & cultural contexts of the works.Be able to analyze literary texts và present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, & mechanics.

Bạn đang xem: Prism: an introduction to literature

How can Introduction lớn Literature help you?

Self-directed: Like all the volumes of the Excellence in Literature curriculum, Introduction to Literature is written mostly to lớn the student. The book begins by introducing the purpose và focus of the curriculum, then go on to provide information that will be useful as students work through the modules, including chapters on How khổng lồ Read a Book & How khổng lồ Write an Essay, as well as Discerning Worldview through Literary Periods. Structured & easy to use: Following the nine modules that outline readings and a week-by-week lesson plan for each of the classic works being studied, you will find reference resources (online resource liên kết are kept updated at the EIL site), including instructions for evaluation, reproducible rubric and assignment sheets, & more. You can see an annotated listing of each of the introductory and reference chapters at the "What is included in Excellence in Literature" post.

Optional Honors track: In the listing below, the highlighted book is the focus text, and the honors book is optional additional reading for students who want to earn an honors grade or prepare for a CLEP. A brief chapter in each book provides instructions for the additional writing that will round out the honors grade. Each book below is linked lớn edition I prefer at Amazon. These are affiliate links, of course — that means I get a few cents from each book purchase, but it doesn"t change your cost at all.

Module 1: Short Stories 

Links to the stories are found in the study guide.

Xem thêm: Using Critical Theory: How To Read And Write About Literature

Sarah Orne Jewett: A White HeronEdgar Allen Poe: The Purloined Letter (This Poe story is not scary, if you"re concerned about that.)Guy de Maupassant: The Diamond NecklaceO. Henry: The Ransom of Red ChiefEudora Welty: A Worn PathJames Thurber: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Note: In the study guide, there is a link lớn each story at the Excellence in Literature site. .

Module 2: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Honors: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne


Module 3: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Honors: The Prince & the Pauper by Mark Twain


Xem thêm: Megan Abbott On The Difference Between Hardboiled And Noir Fiction Of 2020



Module 4: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Honors: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley OR The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte





Module 9: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Honors: The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan


Visit my blog khổng lồ read about how I chose literature for Excellence in Literature. This links will open in a new tab, so you don"t have sầu to worry about losing your place here. You may also want to look at the curriculum overview at the Excellence In Literature Curriculum page.

Purchase link for UK customers

Here are link to all the EIL study guides.

Introduction khổng lồ Literature (English 1)  Literature and Composition (English 2) American Literature (English 3) British Literature (English 4) World Literature (English 5) The Complete Curriculum: Literature và Writing for Grades 8-12 Handbook for Writers

Chuyên mục: literature