High School English 9/10

Introduction to Literary Analysis with Composition (High School English 9/10)

This course combines literary analysis and essay writing to provide a foundation in important critical thinking and writing skills for High School, college and beyond.

Students will learn about setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. The text, Windows to the World, “provides a solid grounding in literary analysis—what to look for when we read a work of literature, the literary devices commonly used by authors and why they work well, and how authors succeed in conveying tone, theme, character, irony, point of view, and so forth.”

In addition, students will read several novels to supplement the shorter works contained in the text. They will also learn how to write a literary analysis essay, including using proper structure, writing a thesis, and using writing tools to make their essays shine.

*Meets the literature and composition requirements for the mandatory High School English credit (if approved by your cover school); parents must add grammar. 

Required Materials:

  • Windows to the World, IEW, ISBN: 978-0-9801005-1-8
  • The Elegant Essay, ISBN-13: 978-0-977986019
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Internet access and computer (all essays must be typed)

Wednesday  1 SPOT LEFT
Time:  12:55-2:25
Grades:  9th & 10th  
Class Fee: $400
Supply Fee: $60 
Tutor: Kim Erickson