Classic Literature Study Guides and Resources

Welcome to the Excellence in Literature resource website! You will find classic literature study guides and context resources, including art, music, poetry, author biographies, critical essays, and more. These are intended to help you better understand classic literature by providing cultural context. New resources are being added weekly, with an emphasis on materials for texts required in the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8-12.

You may purchase the Excellence in Literature study guides through the Catalog or at Everyday Education. For the first time, we are offering the option of adding the e-book to the print book at a discounted price. This allows you to use the printed guide for all the instructional articles and models, while students can view learning modules online in the ebook, and click directly on links to context resources (on most computers), rather than typing in URLs.

Introduction to Literature: Excellence in Literature: English 1Introduction to Literature Introduction to Literature- Excellence in Literature: English 1Literature & Composition American Literature: Excellence in Literature: English 3American Literature
British Literature- Excellence in Literature: English 4British Literature World Literature- Excellence in Literature: English 5 World Literature Handbook for Writers- Excellence in LiteratureHandbook for Writers


EIL awarded Favorite High School Program and Favorite College Program 2011-2012

Excellence in Literature won the 2011-2012 Blue Ribbon Awards from The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. for
– Favorite High School Product, and
– Favorite College or College Prep Program

To find what you need on this site, you may type a few keywords into the search box or  look in the resource links (E1 Resources, E2 Resources, etc.) in the sidebar. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the first page of the results, use the “Older Posts” link at the bottom of the search result page to continue browsing. We add new things almost every week, so be sure to return often. Enjoy!

If you are new to Excellence in Literature, be sure to visit the About Excellence in Literature page to learn more about the curriculum and download a sample lesson. I have recently added a video walkthrough to this page, which you may find helpful, though it is definitely not professional quality.

You may purchase the study guides at the author’s website, Everyday Education.

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