This class will be a great transition class from the junior high to high school. Focus will be on improving writing, learning how to do a research paper, and how to analyze many different types of literature. For those of you who are squeamish about teaching Shakespeare, we will be tackling Romeo and Juliet from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the craziness of teen dating and how the choices that we make selfishly affect others for sure. We will also be covering The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for our novel, as we learn about symbolism and allegory. Essay writing will also be taught from beginning to end. Required: A Beka Themes in Literature (Code 157805) $29.80, A Beka Grammar and Composition III (Code 15776) $19.30, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis $4.49 (CBD stock #WW44220), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (any copy will do, though a parallel text is best), and God's Underground by Richard Wurmbrand.