Elements of Literature In this distance learning course, students learn the elements of literature—imaginative comparisons, devices of sound, allusion, symbol, and irony—by studying primarily American and British authors. Students study five genres: biography, fiction, lyric poetry, drama, and the personal essay.
Teacher Information: Dr. Seibert teaches this course. Read more about her by clicking on the Instructor tab.
What’s Included: This kit does not include textbooks. Click on the Contents tab to learn more about what is included with this product.
Scheduling Information: 84 days; lessons are 30 minutes in length.
Each subject includes a printed Student Worksheets/Handouts packet. An abridged Teacher’s Edition, an eTextbook copy of the Student text (where available), and other resources are available when you log in to bjupressonline.com. Grades 5-12 take tests and quizzes online.
Dr. Seibert has over 15 years teaching experience in Christian education. She has grown up desiring to be a teacher, and she desires to instill in her students a love for learning. Her main goal in teaching grammar is to show how English follows a logical pattern. God’s Word states that "knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth" (Proverbs 14:6). Gaining knowledge is hard when a student does not understand what he is trying to learn. Therefore, understanding is the key to gaining knowledge. In teaching literature, Dr. Seibert desires to show the beauty of the English language in written form. The literary concepts of metaphors, allusions, symbols, etc., increase not only the enjoyment of a written work but also the impact of the message.
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