Grammar School Literature & Poetry 

These classes focus on the development of reading skills through the study of carefully chosen classic books. Reading requires an active, discriminating mind that is challenged to define, analyze, compare, and contrast. The focus here is on becoming an active reader. Coursework will emphasize vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension. Poetry selections to complement the readings will be included and students will recite in front of their class as well as the entire school on occasion. (Grades 3-6)

Literature A – Grade 3

Literature B – Grades 4-5

Literature C – Grades 5-6 

  • Adam of the Road, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Door in the Wall
  • Materials: Literature Set with Novels
  • Note: this class compliments Famous Men of the Middle Ages very well.

Literature D – Grades 6-7 

  • Trojan War, Anne of Green Gables, Bronze Bow, The Hobbit, Horatius at the Bridge (poetry study and memorization) **Students should begin working on Horatius memorization over the summer**
  • Materials: Literature Set with Novels, Horatius at the Bridge (also used in Famous Men of Greece)


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Upper School Literature & Poetry 

Upper School Literature and Poetry classes are a continuation of grammar school literature at a higher level of active reading skills. They include poetry study that ensures a thorough mastery and appreciation for these classic works.  Students will participate in discussion, memorization, and recitations. High school level courses will include essays. 

Honors English 9 (or 10/11/12) Literature/Composition is the title you should use when combining an HLN Literature course with a Classical Composition course for one English credit on your student’s transcript.

Literature E – Grades 7-8 (Not offered in 2019-2020)

Literature F – Grades 8-9

Literature G – Grades 9-12 (Not offered in 2019-2020)

Literature H – Grades 10-12 (Not offered in 2019-2020)

  • Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, Romeo and Juliet, Poetry & Prose Book III
  • Materials:

Literature I – Grades 10-12