Literature Studies for Young Adults takes you and your students through a series of stories, plays, and poems, arranged in historical order. (Most of the selected titles are the same as those now listed for dialectic students in Tapestry of Grace, but not all are.) In studying these works, students encounter both literary techniques and historical worldviews. Students will have exercises and discussions that aim at equipping them to analyze literature for themselves, using a toolbox of literary analysis terms and concepts that we introduce.
Here are the features of this study:
- This first volume covers literature pertaining to the Ancient World and takes 36 school weeks to complete.
- This program dovetails with Tapestry history plans, but is also useful for families that do not use Tapestry of Grace.
- This program can be used with students in grades 7-9.
- If used with younger students, discussions are optional.
- If used with high school students, we recommend combining Literature Studies with a writing program (and optionally an English grammar program) in order to earn a regular English credit. Writing assignments are thus provided for every week-plan in Literature Studies for Young Adults and the use of the Writing Aids handbook is recommended. The assignments follow the established writing sequence from Year 1 of Tapestry of Grace.