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Is There a Teacher’s Manual?

Is There a Teacher’s Manual for Excellence in Literature? Since the Excellence in Literature (EIL) guides are designed to be self-directed, they are written so that you do not need a teacher’s manual. The front of the book contains background information on: how … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

The Ancient Greek Literature resources currently available on our site include: “Why Study the Pagans?” by Cheryl Lowe “Why We Read the Odyssey” by Deborah Stokol Introduction to Greek Tragedy Introduction to Classical Greek Literature by Ian Johnston “Hidden Histories” … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo Resources

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a beloved and enduring French novelist, playwright, and poet. His classic book Les Misérables inspired the stage musical of the same name. Learn more about Hugo through these writings available on the EIL site: Prose by … Continue reading

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Literary Periods Chart

Excellence in Literature Chart of Literary Periods  Literary periods can be a useful clue to the style, purpose, and philosophy of a work of literature. Here is a brief downloadable chart with basic information on literary periods from Medieval to … Continue reading

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How Should I Determine Placement in Excellence in Literature?

To begin Excellence in Literature, students should be reading at high-school level, and have grade-level or above skills in grammar, spelling, and language mechanics. I expect students to grammar- and spell-check all papers before turning them in, as learning to … Continue reading

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American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literature Focus Texts

Introduction to Literature study guide In this first level of Excellence in Literature, students will become familiar with the lesson format they’ll use through all five years of the curriculum. Introduction to Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. … Continue reading

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Glossary

Glossary This glossary of literary terms is excerpted from the Excellence in Literature curriculum, and is useful for the study of literature and writing. If there are other terms you would like to see added, please let us know. Allegory: … Continue reading

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