Vector64 Home Education Literature Page
This page contains resources that may be of use in studying high-school or college-level literature.
We've used many resources for literature. When our children were young,
they read books from the library and we read books to them. Our
daughter has continued reading books from the library into her teens
while our son prefers nonfiction. He's had to take Literature for
college and I've given him some of my German Literature books to read
in addition to these more common textbooks:
We had the kids read portions of the books and gave them a few writing assignments.
- Perrine's Literature, Eighth Edition by Arp and Johnson
- The Bedford Introduction to Literature by Meyer
- Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry
Of course our daughter borrows lots of books from the library to read
for enjoyment and they've read many, many children's books over the
years but we haven't kept track of their reading over the years.
One interesting website that might be useful for parents in working with their children in literature is SparkNotes
which has detailed information on many works of literature useful to
students of literature. They provide context, plot, characters,
character analysis, themes, symbols and summaries of chapters and other
information useful to study the works.
English Writing II/Literature Course Materials. These generally use the Bedford Introduction to Literature by Meyers.
A Day in the Life of an English literature Student from a student
studying at the University of Wales. A set of YouTube videos following
a literature student around college.
I think that music videos that explain a lot about culture, history or feelings may be useful in a literature program.
- Yale University ENGL 310 Modern Poetry. Our daughter loved this and our son found it boring though it gave him an idea of what a university poetry class is like.
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