Excellence in Literature - English 1: Intro to Literature

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Item #: 047351
ISBN: 9781613220238
Grades: 8-12

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Publisher: Everyday Education

Category Description for Excellence in Literature: Reading & Writing Through Classics

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Challenging, but not overly challenging
I love that this course makes students learn a little about the authors. Not all literature courses do that and it often adds so much to the book. After unit 1, the coursework is very predictable. The rhythm of each unit makes this course easier to teach/complete. The book is set up for the student to work independently. It also includes advice/helps for the teacher to edit and asess the student's work. The Bronte unit is long because of the books, but it is balanced by shorter units later. My child did the honors work, and I thought it enriched the first book to read a second book right away from the same author or time period.
April 7, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Best for motivated high school students who are good writers already
This is a very challenging class. Nine classic fiction books are assigned during this class, 1 a month. A weekly schedule of what to read and what to write is outlined for the year. Each of the literary eras is discussed in the introduction. Context links are very helpful to establish the student's understanding of the world around the author, and ultimately, this is why I chose this book. Although smaller writing assignments are suggested in early part of each month, the guide provides 1 or more writing prompts for the culminating assignment, the literary analysis. An example of each kind of writing or essay is provided. There is an extensive glossary of literary terms included in the back of the book as well as a very nice rubric for grading essays. I substituted a grammar review for one of the assignments. I gave 4 out 5 stars only because I was looking for more of a focus on literary devices this year---but my student's writing has most definitely evolved!
March 7, 2018
Confusing!
It is really just a guide of sorts but certainly not for an 8th grader!
December 2, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Are you need of an English curriculum to help your high school student prepare for college level work? Excellence in Literature-English 1 provides a reading list written assignments and even additional material that qualify it for an Honors English course The manual does take a little bit of time to become familiar with the format Once you are acquainted with the material it is very easy for both the teacher and student to use For homeschool parents that are wanting to make sure that their child is on track with College and University reading lists this program provides a wide array of authors novels classics short stories and other narratives that will help prepare your student for the rigors of higher education Composition and Literature courses
July 9, 2013
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
Honors equivalent high school literature. Great reviews from other homeschoolers. Covers books that my student has not read yet.
Amy G on Jun 17, 2017
reputation of Excellence
susan t on Apr 13, 2017
Honors equivalent high school literature. Great reviews from other homeschoolers. Covers books that my student has not read yet.
Amy G on Jun 17, 2017
Everything I've bought from IEW is top-notch. My children already write with IEW, so it makes sense to do a coordinating literature program.
User on May 1, 2017
reputation of Excellence
susan t on Apr 13, 2017
Looking for a new literature course and this looks good for my 8th grader.
Carri D on Mar 10, 2017
Liked the selection of short stories & novels, and the coverage looks appropriately thorough, not dumbed down.
Celeste P on Feb 8, 2017
I wanted something that will help my son have a better understanding of what he is reading and be able to pick things out of his reading.
Lori U on Nov 24, 2016
We love this program. It is great for getting kids ready for college level courses.
Jessica S on Nov 4, 2016
Our homeschool group is using this curriculum.
Michele M on Sep 8, 2016
School
Shelly R on Sep 3, 2016
We chose EIL for our 13 and 15 year olds to learn a foundation in writing and analyzing literature. Using with Teaching The Classics by Adam Andrews and IEW's writing program.
Love it so far!
User on Sep 2, 2016
needed for homeschool co-op
Carrie M on Aug 31, 2016
General lit. course. Have done some Am. and some Brit. but wanted just general to use for both students.
Wendy J on Aug 24, 2016
Cathy Duffy Review
Debra K on Aug 15, 2016
Teacher asked
Sandra D on Aug 11, 2016
It was a required book for the Literature class we are enrolled in.
Timothy L on Aug 9, 2016
It looks like a good source to study literature at 8th grade level.
Marlene C on Aug 9, 2016
I appreciated how detailed the author was about the student being able to CLEP or use the courses for honors
diana b on Aug 8, 2016
Not happy with my current literature program. This one looks better.
Chris S on Jul 13, 2016
Reputation of IEW and past experience
mary kay r on Jun 29, 2016
Home school curriculum required
kristy r on Jun 6, 2016
I used English 2 with my son and really liked the way it was laid out especially with all the helps for me, as teacher and evaluator.
Karen H on Sep 24, 2015
Everything I've bought from IEW is top-notch. My children already write with IEW, so it makes sense to do a coordinating literature program.
User on May 1, 2017
Looking for a new literature course and this looks good for my 8th grader.
Carri D on Mar 10, 2017
I currently have a 7th grader who loves to write. We completed IEW intensive A and B and Narnia vol 1. We own the TWSS. She prefers the theme books between the two learning paths for IEW. My questions are: does EIL provide a clear growth path compared to IEW while combining liturature and isnt this what IEW theme books basically do? I am trying to figure out if I need to alternate Lit. with writing to ensure no gaps since we have been follow the IEW pathway layout. I could be making this harder than need be but want to stay the course of IEW but want to include a good literature program. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
User on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I hope I understand your question correctly. . .is EIL another level of IEW theme books? No. EIL is what IEW is working towards--clearly responding to literature or history or any other prompt. IEW uses literature as the topic when practicing a variety of compositions. The reading for the theme books we've used is light. EIL is a literature class for high school, with an honors track you can add on. It does offer helps for writing essays, but the helps are more of reminders. [Elegant Essay is a great tool to teach your student to write high school level essays.] Every month your child will read 1 full book (2 if she wants to do the honors). There are a couple different papers she will do for each author and book (1 extra paper for the honors per month plus a term paper). In case you wonder, we've done Narnia, Medieval, Fun & Fascinating theme books. This is our first year of EIL. We intend to use another EIL next year.
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    Category Description for Excellence in Literature: Reading & Writing Through Classics

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    Customer Reviews

    3.8 / 5.0
    4 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
    3 Stars
    2 Stars
    1 Stars
    2
    1
    0
    0
    1
    Challenging, but not overly challenging
    I love that this course makes students learn a little about the authors. Not all literature courses do that and it often adds so much to the book. After unit 1, the coursework is very predictable. The rhythm of each unit makes this course easier to teach/complete. The book is set up for the student to work independently. It also includes advice/helps for the teacher to edit and asess the student's work. The Bronte unit is long because of the books, but it is balanced by shorter units later. My child did the honors work, and I thought it enriched the first book to read a second book right away from the same author or time period.
    April 7, 2018
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Best for motivated high school students who are good writers already
    This is a very challenging class. Nine classic fiction books are assigned during this class, 1 a month. A weekly schedule of what to read and what to write is outlined for the year. Each of the literary eras is discussed in the introduction. Context links are very helpful to establish the student's understanding of the world around the author, and ultimately, this is why I chose this book. Although smaller writing assignments are suggested in early part of each month, the guide provides 1 or more writing prompts for the culminating assignment, the literary analysis. An example of each kind of writing or essay is provided. There is an extensive glossary of literary terms included in the back of the book as well as a very nice rubric for grading essays. I substituted a grammar review for one of the assignments. I gave 4 out 5 stars only because I was looking for more of a focus on literary devices this year---but my student's writing has most definitely evolved!
    March 7, 2018
    Confusing!
    It is really just a guide of sorts but certainly not for an 8th grader!
    December 2, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Are you need of an English curriculum to help your high school student prepare for college level work? Excellence in Literature-English 1 provides a reading list written assignments and even additional material that qualify it for an Honors English course The manual does take a little bit of time to become familiar with the format Once you are acquainted with the material it is very easy for both the teacher and student to use For homeschool parents that are wanting to make sure that their child is on track with College and University reading lists this program provides a wide array of authors novels classics short stories and other narratives that will help prepare your student for the rigors of higher education Composition and Literature courses
    July 9, 2013
  • Q & A
    Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
    Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 24 answers
    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Honors equivalent high school literature. Great reviews from other homeschoolers. Covers books that my student has not read yet.
    Amy G on Jun 17, 2017
    reputation of Excellence
    susan t on Apr 13, 2017
    Honors equivalent high school literature. Great reviews from other homeschoolers. Covers books that my student has not read yet.
    Amy G on Jun 17, 2017
    Everything I've bought from IEW is top-notch. My children already write with IEW, so it makes sense to do a coordinating literature program.
    User on May 1, 2017
    reputation of Excellence
    susan t on Apr 13, 2017
    Looking for a new literature course and this looks good for my 8th grader.
    Carri D on Mar 10, 2017
    Liked the selection of short stories & novels, and the coverage looks appropriately thorough, not dumbed down.
    Celeste P on Feb 8, 2017
    I wanted something that will help my son have a better understanding of what he is reading and be able to pick things out of his reading.
    Lori U on Nov 24, 2016
    We love this program. It is great for getting kids ready for college level courses.
    Jessica S on Nov 4, 2016
    Our homeschool group is using this curriculum.
    Michele M on Sep 8, 2016
    School
    Shelly R on Sep 3, 2016
    We chose EIL for our 13 and 15 year olds to learn a foundation in writing and analyzing literature. Using with Teaching The Classics by Adam Andrews and IEW's writing program.
    Love it so far!
    User on Sep 2, 2016
    needed for homeschool co-op
    Carrie M on Aug 31, 2016
    General lit. course. Have done some Am. and some Brit. but wanted just general to use for both students.
    Wendy J on Aug 24, 2016
    Cathy Duffy Review
    Debra K on Aug 15, 2016
    Teacher asked
    Sandra D on Aug 11, 2016
    It was a required book for the Literature class we are enrolled in.
    Timothy L on Aug 9, 2016
    It looks like a good source to study literature at 8th grade level.
    Marlene C on Aug 9, 2016
    I appreciated how detailed the author was about the student being able to CLEP or use the courses for honors
    diana b on Aug 8, 2016
    Not happy with my current literature program. This one looks better.
    Chris S on Jul 13, 2016
    Reputation of IEW and past experience
    mary kay r on Jun 29, 2016
    Home school curriculum required
    kristy r on Jun 6, 2016
    I used English 2 with my son and really liked the way it was laid out especially with all the helps for me, as teacher and evaluator.
    Karen H on Sep 24, 2015
    Everything I've bought from IEW is top-notch. My children already write with IEW, so it makes sense to do a coordinating literature program.
    User on May 1, 2017
    Looking for a new literature course and this looks good for my 8th grader.
    Carri D on Mar 10, 2017
    I currently have a 7th grader who loves to write. We completed IEW intensive A and B and Narnia vol 1. We own the TWSS. She prefers the theme books between the two learning paths for IEW. My questions are: does EIL provide a clear growth path compared to IEW while combining liturature and isnt this what IEW theme books basically do? I am trying to figure out if I need to alternate Lit. with writing to ensure no gaps since we have been follow the IEW pathway layout. I could be making this harder than need be but want to stay the course of IEW but want to include a good literature program. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
    User on Mar 4, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I hope I understand your question correctly. . .is EIL another level of IEW theme books? No. EIL is what IEW is working towards--clearly responding to literature or history or any other prompt. IEW uses literature as the topic when practicing a variety of compositions. The reading for the theme books we've used is light. EIL is a literature class for high school, with an honors track you can add on. It does offer helps for writing essays, but the helps are more of reminders. [Elegant Essay is a great tool to teach your student to write high school level essays.] Every month your child will read 1 full book (2 if she wants to do the honors). There are a couple different papers she will do for each author and book (1 extra paper for the honors per month plus a term paper). In case you wonder, we've done Narnia, Medieval, Fun & Fascinating theme books. This is our first year of EIL. We intend to use another EIL next year.
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