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American Literature

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Even students who have never before "gotten" classic literature will discover how enjoyable it can be, how it speaks to their lives today, and how it affirms and illuminates biblical truth.

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American Literature Textbook & Online Solutions

Explore the power and beauty of American literature from a biblical Christian worldview.

EXAMINE

Biographical essays examining the background, culture, and beliefs of each author

EXPLORE

Works from every major period and literary movement

SOLUTIONS

Extensive online solutions offering greater insight and clarity to both parents and students

Whit Jones

Whit is a professor of English at Bryan College, where he has taught for twenty-four years. His work has been published in Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary and The Companion to Southern Literature. Whit earned his master's and PhD in English literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He loves good literature in part because story, character, and image reveal deep truths about life and human nature that makes him a better husband, father, and follower of Christ. Whit and his wife, Amy, homeschooled their daughter and three sons.

Frequently Asked Questions

What grades is this course for?

American Literature is for use by students in grades 9 through 12.

What high school credits will my high school student earn after completing this course?

Apologia's American Literature course would satisfy both a composition and an American literature credit. Therefore, the student would earn two high school course credits.

How much prep work is involved for the teacher?

No prep time is required, other than deciding whether you will assign all or just some of the readings.

Will I need to buy additional books for this course?

Assuming you choose to read all four novels and the play covered in the course, you will need to obtain copies of these works through your local library or bookstore. 

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American Literature Student Notebook

This notebook provides invaluable preparation for college coursework.

Q&A

Every study question from the textbook is included, with ample space for students to record their answers.

Tests and Exams

The notebook is where you will find chapter tests and semester exams.

Writing Instructions

Detailed step-by-step instructions for writing insightful and persuasive literary analysis papers on several of the included literature pieces. 

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