8th-10th Grade Literature

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Course Overview

0 8th-10th Grade Literature Course Introduction 09:07

A concise synopsis of the why, what, and how of this course.

1 Online Book Links Document 00:00

Attached are the online links for the books that we will be using in this course, along with a list of the poetry and Shakespearean monologues we will be studying.

Treasure Island

2 Good Books: What and Why? 13:01

Discusses what makes a good book good, and why it is good to read them. Lays the foundation for our reading in this course.

3 How to Read a Book 18:34

Following the advice of Mortimer Adler, we discuss how best to read imaginative literature.

4 Lesson 1: Treasure Island Intro 14:40

An introduction to Treasure Island and to Robert Louis Stevenson. Online link attached: be sure to read Ch 1-2, then take the attached quiz.

5 Lesson 2: Treasure Island Review Ch 1-2 14:19

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 1-2 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 3-4, then take the attached quiz.

6 Lesson 3: Treasure Island Review Ch 3-4 17:47

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 3-4 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 5-6, then take the attached quiz.

7 Lesson 4: Treasure Island Review Ch 5-6 13:29

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 5-6 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 7-9, then take the attached quiz.

8 Lesson 5: Treasure Island Review Ch 7-9 14:06

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 7-9 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 10-12, then take the attached quiz.

9 Lesson 6: Treasure Island Review Ch 10-12 18:22

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 10-12 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 13-15, then take the attached quiz.

10 Lesson 7: Treasure Island Review Ch 13-15 12:52

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 13-15 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 16-18, then take the attached quiz.

11 Lesson 8: Treasure Island Review Ch 16-18 16:06

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 16-18 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 19-21, then take the attached quiz.

12 Lesson 9: Treasure Island Review Ch 19-21 20:16

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 19-21 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 22-24, then take the attached quiz.

13 Lesson 10: Treasure Island Review Ch 22-24 21:59

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 22-24 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 25-27, then take the attached quiz.

14 Lesson 11: Treasure Island Review Ch 25-27 19:09

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 25-27 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 28-29, then take the attached quiz.

15 Lesson 12: Treasure Island Review Ch 28-29 16:35

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 28-29 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 30-31, then take the attached quiz.

16 Lesson 13: Treasure Island Review Ch 30-31 13:58

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 30-31 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 32-34, then take the attached quiz.

17 Lesson 14: Treasure Island Review Ch 32-34 22:56

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 32-34 and its respective quiz, as well as the entire story. Watch the next video regarding how to write a paper. Then begin writing your paper. Be sure to finish it before you move on to the next unit.

18 How to Write a Paper 18:48

A basic instructional for how to write a paper, including introduction, thesis, body, conclusion, and the use of quotes.

Little Lord Fauntleroy

19 Lesson 15: Little Lord Fauntleroy Intro 14:27

An introduction to Little Lord Fauntleroy and to Frances Hodgson Burnett. Online link attached: be sure to read Ch 1, then take the attached quiz.

20 Lesson 16: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 1 10:32

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 1 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 2, then take the attached quiz.

21 Lesson 17: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 2 17:20

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 2 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 3-4, then take the attached quiz.

22 Lesson 18: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 3-4 22:37

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 3-4 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 5, then take the attached quiz.

23 Lesson 19: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 5 13:51

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 5 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 6, then take the attached quiz.

24 Lesson 20: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 6 13:13

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 6 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 7-8, then take the attached quiz.

25 Lesson 21: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 7-8 15:12

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 7-8 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 9, then take the attached quiz.

26 Lesson 22: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 9 12:14

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 9 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 10, then take the attached quiz.

27 Lesson 23: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 10 15:47

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 10 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 11-12, then take the attached quiz.

28 Lesson 24: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 11-12 11:56

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 11-12 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 13-14, then take the attached quiz.

29 Lesson 25: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 13-14 16:02

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 13-14 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 15, then take the attached quiz.

30 Lesson 26: Little Lord Fauntleroy Review Ch 15 19:03

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 15 and its respective quiz, as well as the entire story. Re-watch the video "How to Write a Paper." Then begin writing your paper. Be sure to finish it before you move on to the next unit.

Great Expectations

31 Lesson 27: Great Expectations Intro 18:46

An introduction to Great Expectations and to Charles Dickens. Online link attached: be sure to read Ch 1-3, then take the attached quiz.

32 Lesson 28: Great Expectations Review Ch 1-3 15:27

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 1-3 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 4-5, then take the attached quiz.

33 Lesson 29: Great Expectations Review Ch 4-5 11:36

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 4-5 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 6-8, then take the attached quiz.

34 Lesson 30: Great Expectations Review Ch 6-8 20:46

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 6-8 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 9-10, then take the attached quiz.

35 Lesson 31: Great Expectations Review Ch 9-10 22:22

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 9-10 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 11-12, then take the attached quiz.

36 Lesson 32: Great Expectations Review Ch 11-12 21:15

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 11-12 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 13-15, then take the attached quiz.

37 Lesson 33: Great Expectations Review Ch 13-15 16:50

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 13-15 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 16-18, then take the attached quiz.

38 Lesson 34: Great Expectations Review Ch 16-18 21:37

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 16-18 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 19, then take the attached quiz.

39 Lesson 35: Great Expectations Review Ch 19 17:51

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 19 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 20-22, then take the attached quiz.

40 Lesson 36: Great Expectations Review Ch 20-22 14:38

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 20-22 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 23-25, then take the attached quiz.

41 Lesson 37: Great Expectations Review Ch 23-25 15:58

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 23-25 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 26-28, then take the attached quiz.

42 Lesson 38: Great Expectations Review Ch 26-28 23:27

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 26-28 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 29-30, then take the attached quiz.

43 Lesson 39: Great Expectations Review Ch 29-30 21:40

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 29-30 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 31-33, then take the attached quiz.

44 Lesson 40: Great Expectations Review Ch 31-33 18:41

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 31-33 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 34-36, then take the attached quiz.

45 Lesson 41: Great Expectations Review Ch 34-36 18:56

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 34-36 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 37-38, then take the attached quiz.

46 Lesson 42: Great Expectations Review Ch 37-38 19:42

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 37-38 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 39, then take the attached quiz.

47 Lesson 43: Great Expectations Review Ch 39 13:16

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 39 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 40-41, then take the attached quiz.

48 Lesson 44: Great Expectations Review Ch 40-41 23:59

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 40-41 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 42-44, then take the attached quiz.

49 Lesson 45: Great Expectations Review Ch 42-44 17:30

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 42-44 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 45-47, then take the attached quiz.

50 Lesson 46: Great Expectations Review Ch 45-47 17:38

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 45-47 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 48-50, then take the attached quiz.

51 Lesson 47: Great Expectations Review Ch 48-50 17:12

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 48-50 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 51-53, then take the attached quiz.

52 Lesson 48: Great Expectations Review Ch 51-53 22:03

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 51-53 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 54-55, then take the attached quiz.

53 Lesson 49: Great Expectations Review Ch 54-55 19:32

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 54-55 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 56-57, then take the attached quiz.

53 Lesson 50: Great Expectations Review Ch 56-57 19:40

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 56-57 and its respective quiz. Read Ch 58-59, then take the attached quiz.

55 Lesson 51: Great Expectations Review Ch 58-59 22:22

This is an in-depth analysis of Ch 58-59 and its respective quiz, as well as the entire story. Re-watch the video "How to Write a Paper." Then begin writing your paper. Be sure to finish it before you move on to the next unit.

56 Lesson 52: Great Expectations Bonus Ending 12:13

Charles Dickens wrote another ending to Great Expectations. We take a look at it here in this bonus video. No homework!

English Poetry

57 Lesson 53: Intro to Poetry 21:51

An introduction to poetry - what and why?

58 Lesson 54: How to Read Poetry 27:02

An explanation of how to read poetry - with an example. Attached is your first poetry assignment as well as its subsequent quiz. Be sure to do both before moving on.

59 Lesson 55: Narrative Poetry: Ballad 08:50

This is an in-depth analysis of the excerpt from The Ballad of the White Horse and its respective quiz. Homework will be to read the Lyric 1 handout, attached.

60 Lesson 56: Lyric Poetry 16th-18th Century 26:31

We discuss here the poems found on the Lyric 1 handout, covering lyric poetry from the 16th-18th centuries, leading up to the Romantic period.

61 Lesson 57: Lyric Poetry 19th Century 17:44

We dive into the poetry selection as found in the Lyric 2 handout. This includes Romantic poetry of the 19th century as well as a few others, including Dickinson and Stevenson.

Shakespearean Drama

62 Lesson 58: Intro to Drama and Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice 13:44

This class begins with an introduction to the third form of poetry: drama. Shakespeare is introduced, and the plot of the comedy, The Merchant of Venice, is discussed.

63 Lesson 59: Julius Caesar 22:11

A recital and analysis of Portia's speech. We then look at the plot of Julius Caesar - our tragedy.

64 Lesson 60: The Winter's Tale 17:59

A recital and analysis of Antony's speech. We then look at the plot of The Winter's Tale - our romance.

65 Lesson 61: Henry V 15:56

A recital and analysis of Hermione's speech. We then look at the plot of Henry V - our history.

66 Lesson 62: St. Crispin's Day Speech and Final Class 17:56

A recital and analysis of the St. Crispin's Day speech. We then say our farewells, but not without a final encouragement and Mr. S.'s recommended reading list.

Course Overview

Well, shiver my timbers!  From sailing the high seas with Long John Silver to grieving with Pip and his feigned expectations, this course is quite simply ordered towards reading good books and poetry, thinking critically about them, and fanning the flames of our interest in excellent literature.

 

Course Content - all public domain (links or handouts provided):

  • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • Poetry selections spanning the 16th-18th centuries
  • Shakespearean Monologues

     *For a more detailed outline, click on the "Curriculum" tab

 

This course includes:

  • 60+ video lessons (containing over 18 hours of instructional video content)
  • 49 Reading Quizzes
  • 49 Quiz Answer Keys
  • 3 Paper Prompts with Rubrics
  • Various supplemental instructional videos, including: How to Read a Book, How to Write a Paper, and How to Read Poetry
  • In-depth, chapter by chapter analysis of the entirety of the books
  • FREE online access to the reading material - all from the public domain

 

Target Audience

While designed for the average 8th-10th grader, the content and pedagogy of this course would well benefit any student ranging from 7th-12th grade.

 

Course Requirements

None!  Online links for access to the novels (for FREE) will be provided, as well as digital handouts for the selections of poetry and Shakespearean monologues.  Simply a desire to read and to learn - having some wittles handy might prove helpful as well.

 

Course Goal

To increase in the student his appreciation of, desire for, and abillity to choose good literature.

 

  • Teacher: Thomas
  • Areas of expertise: Mathematics (5th through 10th grade); Language Arts and Literature (5th through 12th grade); Philosophy; Theology
  • Education: Secondary Mathematics License (Indiana), BA in Theology w/ Minor in Philoshopy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH
  • Interests: All things good, true, and beautiful: good literature, mathematics, English grammar, Latin language, Greek language, philosophy, sacred art, classical music, the outdoors, hiking, hunting, gardening, good food, good conversation.
  • Skills: Excellence in teaching literature, English grammar, and mathematics to students.
  • Associations: Traditional Roman Catholic
  • Issues I care about: Teaching students how to think.

Having been teaching middle school and high school since 2015, I have both the competent experience and zeal to efficiently and successfully impart to my students the tools for learning - which is especially accomplished via sound courses in basic grammar and mathematics. I have a love for good literature and look forward to teaching classes in this genre as well.

Test Preparation Document

Test Preparation Document

Answer Keys Master

Answer Keys Master

Tutorial Video - Instructions for Parents - 8th-10th Grade Literature

This is a short tutorial videos for you parents, explaining what is required of you for this course.

Online Book Links - attached

This document contains the list and online links for all of the reading material of this course.

Treasure Island Quiz Answer Keys

The icon to the right includes all of the answer keys to the quizzes on Treasure Island. If your child takes the PDF version of the quizzes (by hand, as opposed to multiple choice), then use these to grade your child after each quiz that he takes (or give him access to it for self-grading).

Treasure Island Paper Prompt and Rubrics

This is the paper prompt that your child has been given. The prompt and rubrics should aid you in your grading of your child's paper.

Little Lord Fauntleroy Quiz Answer Keys

The icon to the right includes all of the answer keys to the quizzes on Little Lord Fauntleroy. If your child takes the PDF version of the quizzes (by hand, as opposed to multiple choice), then use these to grade your child after each quiz that he takes (or give him access to it for self-grading).

Little Lord Fauntleroy Paper Prompt and Rubrics

This is the paper prompt that your child has been given. The prompt and rubrics should aid you in your grading of your child's paper.

Great Expectations Quiz Answer Keys

The icon to the right includes all of the answer keys to the quizzes on Great Expectations. If your child takes the PDF version of the quizzes (by hand, as opposed to multiple choice), then use these to grade your child after each quiz that he takes (or give him access to it for self-grading).

Great Expectations Paper Prompt and Rubrics

This is the paper prompt that your child has been given. The prompt and rubrics should aid you in your grading of your child's paper.

Narrative Poetry: The Ballad of the White Horse - Excerpt and Quiz

This contains both the excerpt and the answer key to the quiz on the excerpt from The Ballad of the White Horse. Use the key just like the reading quizzes from earlier.

Lyric Poetry

Your child will be reciting by heart two poems of his choice from the selections of poetry found in these two documents. You will grade his recital.

Shakespearean Monologues

Your child will be reciting by heart one monologue of his choice from the selection found in this document. You will grade his recital.

Movie Version Recommendations

This document contains recommendations of cinematic versions of the stories and plays read in this class.
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