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- Available Lessons: 116
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryHelp your students master English literature with this flexible, online textbook replacement course. Our video lessons and quizzes make a mobile-friendly, interactive textbook tool that can be accessed from anywhere and can help school administrators save on their textbook costs.
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- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Any instructor who teaches college English literature can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most English literature textbooks.
How It Works
The short, engaging video lessons on topics like literary terms and literary analysis are perfect for briefly introducing an English literature topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional English literature textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of Old and Middle English, Renaissance and Romantic literature.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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- Cost Effective: Using our English Literature Textbook can save schools hundreds if not thousands of dollars typically spent on physical textbooks.
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- Differentiated Instruction: Lessons give teachers the opportunity to fit each student's individual needs - through video lessons, lesson transcripts and assessment quizzes.
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Using the Course
Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in your English literature class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings English literature lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb literary concepts, periods, important authors and major movements.
- Identify the English literature topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging English literature video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like Victorian and turn-of-the-century literature.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any English literature topic covered in the course.
Why It Works
Our English literature course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about poetry, prose and nonfiction English literature.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in English literature, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this English literature course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand an English literature concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Survey of English literature
- Common terms used in literary analysis
- An introduction to Beowulf and other Old or Middle English works
- Shakesperean and other Renaissance dramas
- Key authors and titles from the 17th and 18th centuries
- Defining characteristics of Romantic poetry and prose
- Themes and styles typically found in Victorian literature
- How turn-of-the-century literature reflects the post-World War I period
- Modernist authors and their major works
- English essayists and other nonfiction writers
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