Online Reading and Literature

Course Description

Reading and Literature gives students the tools to understand and interpret fiction and non-fiction literature, including short stories, historical non-fiction, fables, fairytales, folklore, speeches, novels and poetry. Students will analyze poetry, folklore, fairytales and fables, learn about character and theme development, interpret historical pieces of literature and analyze and interpret speeches. Compare and contrast a variety of fiction and non-fiction written material, recognize poem styles, distinguish between fact and fiction, use critical thinking to determine outcomes, and apply historical references to text. Students will read a variety of works, including fiction and non-fiction. Authors covered in the text include Harper Lee, Edgar Allen Poe, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Shirley Jackson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Ernest Hemingway, and Emily Dickinson. Skills are developed through writing assignments and multiple-choice exams.

Course Summary

  • Course Name: Reading and Literature
  • Subject Area: English
  • Credits: 1 Unit
  • Track: College Prep, General
  • Price: Not Available For Single Purchase
  • Syllabus: Course Syllabus (PDF)
  • Book(s)*: This course does not require a textbook. All material is provided online.

How Online High School Courses Work

  • Access ebooks and lessons through your own secure Student Portal
  • Study any time day or night and learn at your own pace
  • Request academic guidance from certified teachers and academic advisors
  • Attend voluntary weekly teacher-led live lessons at our virtual high school
  • Get additional study assistance from our online Learning Resource Center
  • Complete the course in as few as 6 weeks

*NOTE: Individual course purchases include ebooks only.

Online Reading and Literature is an elective course for College Prep Diploma students and General Diploma students. Call 1-800-349-6861 or enroll online now!