Just when you thought you couldn’t have
a high school literature class at home, along comes . . .
Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide


iluminating-literature-student-coverThis course makes a literature class possible for you! Take the stuffiness out of literature with Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide, especially designed for your Christian homeschool, co-op, or classroom.

Click here for your FREE download of the first two chapters of Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide.

Click here for your FREE download of the teacher’s guide to the first two chapters.

Click here for your FREE download of the student’s Novel Notebook, a journaling notebook,  for the first two chapters.

Click here for your FREE download of a sample quiz.

In chapter 1, your students will be reading Pudd’nhead Wilson (Dover Thrift Editions) . You can purchase it very cheaply with this link.

All the links in the PDF downloads are live so you can click to other sites mentioned in the textbook, teacher’s guide, and Novel Notebook.

Click here when you are ready to purchase the course or learn more about it.

FREE Quizzes!

After your students have finished reading Pudd’nhead Wilson, they’ll be directed to take three FREE online quizzes that will be graded online for you. The links for the quizzes are below.

In order to take the quizzes, your students will need these three things:

1. Their first and last name.

2. Their email address. This allows them to use the “Save and Return to Quiz” feature on the quizzes in case they get interrupted during the quiz.

3. The specific password for the quiz. The password for the two Pudd’nhead Wilson quizzes and one opinion survey is TWAIN.


Pudd'nhead Wilson imageStudents are allowed two attempts for the two quizzes and one for the opinion survey. A complete report with the questions, their answers,  the correct answers, and their grades will be mailed to the email address they use when they sign in. Here are the links:

Pudd’nhead Wilson “Yes, I read it” Quiz link

Pudd’nhead Wilson Literary Terms Quiz link

Pudd’nhead Wilson Opinion Survey link

These quizzes are FREE now and throughout the school year!

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In this literature course, students will easily learn . . .

* Literary terms and elements
* Theme
* Conflict
* The Hero’s Journey
* How authors mold their hearts
* Fiction-writing techniques for today
* Discernment in their own reading
* And much, much more! (See below for a more thorough list.)

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Other books your students will be studying in Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide, about one a month for the school year:

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West
Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie
Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Patillo Beals
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

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A full list of Literary Terms, Writers’ Devices, and Figurative Language your students will learn in this student-friendly literature course:

Text and context
Pseudonym (nom de plume)
Conflict types (against self, against society, inner, outer, and so on)
Protagonist,  Antagonist
Satire,  Irony
Mood,  Tone
Symbol, Motif
Memento mori
Narrative shift
Deus ex machina
Hero’s journey
Christ figure
Ironic ending
Plot stages (exposition, inciting incident, and so on)
Connotation,  Denotation
Alliteration,  Assonance
Simile,  Metaphor, Analogy
Authorial intrusion
Empathetic character
Prolepsis (flashforward)
Mirror scenes
Setup and payoff
Telling detail
Loose (cumulative) sentences
Periodic sentences
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