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British Literature & Composition

Cindy Fawcett
Recommended Grade Levels: 11-12

This course will focus on literature and writing to prepare the high school student for college. The assignments will challenge students to improve their writing skills, while working to strengthen their ability to communicate their understanding of literature. Through class discussions, students will be guided to closely read and analyze the assigned literature to appreciate both the text and the context in which the works were written.


Writing instruction includes the following essays: narrative, persuasive, compare/contrast, cause/effect, argumentative, and research papers in both MLA and APA format.


Daily grammar assignments will be corrected at home. Writing assignments, grammar assessments, and vocabulary tests will be graded by the instructor.


Prerequisites: English Essentials and/or English Foundations


British Literature Novel List:

Oliver Twist, Dickens – to be read before our first class meeting

Beowolf  (online source, do not purchase)

Selected Canterbury Tales (online source)

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson

Gulliver’s Travels, Swift

And Then There Were None, Christy

Lord of the Flies, Golding

Animal Farm, Orwell

The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde

Right Ho, Jeeves!, Wodehouse


Required Texts:

For 11th grade

For 12th grade: