Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan ISBN: 0486426750
Everyman, Anonymous ISBN: 0486287262
The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis ISBN: 0486431851
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, editor Jessie Weston ISBN: 0486431916
As You Like It, Shakespeare ISBN: 0486404323
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare ISBN:0486282724
Complete Sonnets, Shakespeare ISBN: 0486266869
Selected Poems, John Donne ISBN: 0486277887
She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith ISBN: 0486268675
English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology, ISBN: 0486292827
The Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoy- (translation) ISBN: 0486278050
Favorite Father Brown Stories, G.K. Chesterton ISBN: 0486275450
Beowulf: A Verse Translation, Frederick Rebsamen ISBN: 9780060573782 (old editions okay)
Paradise Lost John Milton –– Norton Critical Edition ISBN: 13: 9780393924282 (old editions okay)
One novel of choice from this selection: Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819); Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813); or Cooper’s The Last Mohican (1826) ; other titles by instructor approval. This novel is not needed until March 2010. Students may delay making their choice or check out a copy from a local library.
They will have 8 quizzes, 4 papers (3 for Paul), 2 exams, 4 study guides, 2 vocabulary sheets, and 1 explication worksheet. It seems more straightforward than the American Literature class with less that last year's 17 writing assignments, 20 quizzes, and 4 exams (no study guides last year). The exams are both open book and take homes whereas last year's were all closed book exams. So that is very nice. :)
I am so into this. It is a TON of work, but I really like it! Maybe someday, I will develop my own literature courses for homeschoolers. I think I would do well at the lecture part of it. I am still learning, but I have learned much over the last two years through The Well-Educated Mind reading and Thelma's classes.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
When he completes this, I will have him do Human Anatomy and Physiology. Possibly through the community college.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
New Tea Pot and One of the Cups I have not written a freewrite for so long. I thought I would write in a different font. I am going to try...
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