The Hero's Journey: Literature and Composition Course Package, Second Edition

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What's included

The following materials are included in this course package:

Link to the digital version of Pygmalion

Additional Materials Recommended

The following materials are recommended for use with this coursebook (NOT included in the course package):

Course Overview

Course Length: Full year

Suggested Grade Level(s): 9 10

View samples of our high school curriculum here.

This course explores the question "What does it mean to be a hero?" It looks at literature featuring ordinary people who find themselves in circumstances that require extraordinary acts and examines these acts in relation to the archetypal hero's journey.

Lessons provide historical background on the setting and author while offering discussion points students can use to explore literary topics with family and peers. The course includes the use of a main lesson book as a reader's journal to keep track of key passages new vocabulary observations about characters settings literary techniques etc.

Students develop a wide range of composition skills throughout the course by exploring techniques and formats such as comparative essays first-person writing figurative language summarizing poetry persuasive writing inferential reading and contextual clues and observational writing.