We often think of British Literature as a subject for college-bound students in high school. But have you considered ideas for a credit of British Literature for Average high school students? Even non-bookworm high school students should study one year of British literature.
British Literature for Average High School Students
British literature for average high school students is not only possible, it can be enjoyable. Not every title has to be 500 pages long with challenging vocabulary!
Here are 3 tips for helping your homeschool high schooler enjoy Brit Lit:
1) Read real books and poets, but choose those that have clear storylines, lyrics, and are at least vaguely familiar to your teen.
That is what the 7Sisters British Literature: A Full-Year High School Course is about. It brings to life British Literature for average high school students. The study guides included are:
- Animal Farm,
- Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
- The Hobbit,
- A Christmas Carol,
- British Poetry Selections,
- Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,
- A Tale of Two Cities,
- HG Wells’ The Invisible Man, and
- Sense and Sensibility.
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2) Choose audiobooks and read-alouds for more challenging books like A Tale of Two Cities or Sense and Sensibility. It really helps reluctant readers get into the text. Besides, listening to a good British reader is SO delightful! You can often get audiobooks at the library or FREE on Librivox.
Choose You-Tubes and read-alouds for poetry. (Here’s a link to my Pinterest Poetry board.)
3) It is important to not kill the book when choosing British Literature for average high school students; don’t allow busywork, killer-level analysis, and over-burdensome assignments. Allow an average student to enjoy the story and gather useful take-aways that may be applied to their lives.
7Sisters British Literature gives just that: a collection of no-busywork, accessible study guides for 8 different full-length books and a short, understandable British poetry unit.
The information for each book includes a “how-to” section, vocabulary, supplemental ideas, and answer keys for each guide. Download a copy for your homeschool high schooler!
British literature for average high school students