High School Classes

American Literature

Classes Meet: Thursdays 9:00am-10:30am
Grades: High School
Grade Level: 10-12
Length: 32 Weeks
Annual Tuition: $495 ($75 tuition deposit, $210 each semester)
Tutor:  Jill Hollingsworth
This course is designed to develop and nurture a love for classic American literature in the student. Studying novels, plays, short stories, and poetry from a variety of time periods, this class will center on exploring ideas (rather than the memorization of facts) by

  • engaging in lively classroom discussion
  • participating in group activities that promote critical thinking
  • building vocabulary and a deeper understanding of literary devices
  • and practicing critical writing

Students will be assigned a text to read each day along with answering a few recall/critical thinking questions. Because students need to learn to write critically, a literary analysis paper will be assigned with each novel and play.

Textbook and Other Materials:  

Tutor will provide the official supply and literature list upon registration, but some of the books we will read include excerpts from BJU’s American Literature textbook (provided by tutor), To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The Scarlet Letter, Great American Short Stories, A Raisin in the Sun, and more.