Literature & Composition B – Kelly Stacks

Our literature courses are designed to build upon each other. We recommend students take the literature course that matches their writing and higher order thinking abilities. New students will need assessment before placement in this class. We want our students to succeed, yet be challenged. We will help you find the best fit for them.

This high school literature course explores literary works from a variety of authors. We will analyze and discuss short stories, dramas, and novels to better understand the time period and why each work was written. In addition to discussing works from different literary genres, the course concentrates on helping students to form their own interpretations of literary works. To aid in this, students will learn many literary terms and will be expected to use these in their exploration of literature. The tutor will assume students have honors level discussion capabilities. This class is designed to be rigorous and rewarding, yet fun! It is always easier to learn when having fun!  Students will learn how to honestly analyze literature themes, content, and purpose based on a Christian worldview. 

Recommended Grades 9-12 – dependent upon writing and high order thinking skills. New Cornerstone Enrichment students will need assessment before placement.

Writing: This course requires mastery of writing strategies learned in Literature A.
Students at this level will
-experience a balance of creative and formal writing based on literature being studied
-brainstorm in class for essays
-create guided, working outlines
-continue to learn to edit their own work with additional requirements
-further develop vocabulary skills
-focus on wise word choices
-format essays in nationally accepted formats

Literature chosen will consist of short stories and full-length novels with focus on literary terms and their application. Before classes begin in August, a complete book list with specific ISBNs will be emailed to all enrolled.

In class, students will
-learn about a variety of authors, literary terms, and vocabulary
-discuss the literary works
-be held accountable for homework
-brainstorm for essays
-play games to enhance learning
-present projects to prepare for college rigors
-receive written essay feedback

This class meets twice a week – Monday and Wednesday – 11:30 to 12:30 

Course Cost:

  • Due at registration to Kelly Stacks  – $90 ($25 “Tuition Deposit” + $65 “Supply Fee”)
    non-refundable, non-transferable
  • Due at registration – $12 non-refundable “Facility Fee” made payable to Trinity Community Church
  • Due on July 1- First Semester – Tuition $150
  • Due on November – Second Semester – Tuition $175