The Excellence in Literature curriculum by Janice Campbell is designed to teach classic literature in its historic, artistic, and cultural context.
Study guide links
Each study guide provides details about the assigned and optional context resources, including articles, audio or video content, art, poetry, and other interesting things. In addition, there is a four-week assignment schedule for every book studied. In the pages linked below, you’ll find links for each module. If a link has broken since the print edition was updated, it will be updated on the study guide link page for the appropriate module.
Want to know why I use online resource links in Excellence in Literature?
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If you find a link that isn’t working, please let us know, and we’ll reconnect or post an alternative. We continue to request and obtain permission to republish good articles and videos on the pages of this site, so that all of the necessary information will stay where it’s supposed to be. The study guide links won’t make much sense unless you own the study guide, but for students using the curriculum, these pages should make things easier.
— Introduction to Literature (English 1) Resource Links
— Literature and Composition (English 2) Resource Links
— American Literature (English 3) Resource Links
— British Literature (English 4) Resource Links
— World Literature (English 5) Resource Links
If you have an older edition of the curriculum, you may notice that some of the resources have been changed or updated. Simply substitute the current resource listed on the user link pages for each module.
EIL Curriculum Study Guides
Each of the study guides is available for purchase in print or ebook at the author’s website, Everyday Education. If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum, I recommend that you start with the Excellence in Literature information page. You’ll find a sample lesson, additional articles on various aspects of the curriculum, excerpts from reviews, and more.
If you are ready to purchase or are looking for a recommended editions of classics assigned in each level, the following study guide links will open at Everyday Education. Each book’s product descriptions includes a list of assigned classics, linked to recommended editions.
- Introduction to Literature (English 1)
- Literature and Composition (English 2)
- American Literature (English 3)
- British Literature (English 4)
- World Literature (English 5)
- The Complete Curriculum: Literature and Writing for Grades 8-12 (all five years in a single binder)
- Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers (A reference guide for use throughout the program as well as in college and beyond.)