My daughter is a freshman this year, so I’ve been looking and praying about the curriculum I would use with her this year. I wasn’t sure if literature was something we would try, because while I am an avid reader, she isn’t as much of a reader as she used to be. I’m hoping that will change, but in the meantime, we were given the opportunity to review Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide from Writing with Sharon Watson. This is a set of books that include
- Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide (Student Book)
Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide: Teacher’s Guide
Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide: Quiz and Answer Manual
Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide: Novel Notebook (Free PDF Download)
We were also sent the first 2 novels: Pudd’nhead Wilson and War of the Worlds. The novel notebook is something that’s actually available to anyone at the time of this posting. You can also view samples of each book. There are 8 books that are covered in this program, and they can be found here. Note that they are not included in the curriculum, but must be purchased separately. These are the versions that are approved, with page numbers being referenced throughout. You could also use any digital versions on a Kindle with the searching function. Generally, 1 book is read per month. This will provide high school students with 1 Language Arts credit.