Illuminating Literature Bundle

Illuminating Literature Bundle

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Illuminating Literature Bundle
Prepare your teens for college literature courses and for the rest of their reading life with the very user-friendly and unintimidating Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide. As its name implies, your teen will be asked to read eight full-length books, all based on a theme of colliding worlds - physical, political, extraterrestrial, racial, spiritual, and philosophical. Collisions create conflicts and conflict is what drives a novel.

Since the author writes assuming an audience with no literature background, When Worlds Collide begins each novel’s analysis by first introducing teens to the book and providing helpful background information about the book itself. The tone of the student guide is conversational and occasionally humorous, perfect for any teen who might be intimidated by the task of completing 8 novels. Each chapter covers one book in 6-9 lessons. The lessons combine instruction and workbook into one format so that your teen will respond to questions as he reads through the text; assignments like imitating a particular passage in his notebook, or stating the conflict of the main characters. As he completes the various tasks he will learn more about character, literary terms, point of view, hyperbole, and other literary devices. After each book has been read the teen will be asked to choose an activity such as watching a movie version of a book and writing a movie review, drawing a scene from a book, mapping, and many more options.

While this is a perfect course for a teen to do independently, occasionally it will be suggested that your teen discuss questions with you. Towards that end, the teacher’s guide includes much (but not all) of the same material that is in the student text and contains some additional information: objectives, answers to vocabulary exercises, and suggested responses to questions. By the conclusion of When Worlds Collide, your teen will have studied of 44 literary terms and examples contained in these 8 novels and will have gained more of an appreciation for literature.

The Illuminating Literature Bundle includes the student, teacher, and quiz books; the novels are not included.

Please note: Because page numbers can change with each edition, the publisher recommends using the same editions of each novel used for Illuminating Literature, so that all references to page numbers will match up. If you are not concerned about page numbers, you can likely find all eight books at your local library, or through Kindle or other ebook stores. The publisher does offer a link to an "Approved Version Bundle" here:

Illuminating Literature Approved Version Bundle

Students will read these books (not included):

  • Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
  • Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie
  • Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

  • Publisher: Writing With Sharon Watson
    Author: Sharon Watson
    Faith-Based: Yes

    Customer Reviews

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    Illuminating Literature

    They like literature, but our book preferences aren't the same as they read. War of the Worlds is an example of a book they really didn't like. They say it's older than old and hard to understand.

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