Ch 1: AP English - Literary Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Literary Analysis unit of this AP English Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn how to analyze literature. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP English Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about literary analysis. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to analyze literature. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about literary movements, terms and theories.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Literary Analysis unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

How to Develop and Write an AP Exam Essay Unit Objectives:

  • Summarize how literature has developed over the last 1,500 years.
  • Understand and know how to apply literary theory.
  • Learn about the steps involved in analyzing a literary passage.
  • Become familiar with the terms used to discuss poetry and prose.
  • Develop some test-taking strategies.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: AP English - Literary Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum
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Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

1. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

2. Introduction to Literary Theory: Major Critics and Movements

When you hear the word 'theory,' your mind probably darts to the sciences - the theory of relativity, the theory of gravity, etc. Did you know that literature, too, is full of theory? Check out this lesson to get a basic primer on just what literary theory is, and how you might apply it.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

3. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

4. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

5. Glossary of Literary Terms: Prose

The study of literature is a broad, diverse field. However, there's some general knowledge you should have before you dive in. Check out these terms to get a handle on the basics of prose study.

Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

6. Glossary of Literary Terms: Poetry

Before you start your study of poetry, you'll want to have these technical, literary and genre terms at your disposal. Read on to learn the basics of analyzing poetry!

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