High School English Curriculum

When choosing English literature books for my 9th grader, I looked for ones with a historical theme, set in a time period we were studying or were American classics. That way, the books my son was reading for English complemented his US History studies. I chose a variety of books ranging in grade level from junior high through high school. There is a mix of classics, historic fiction and biographies ranging in time period from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. I don’t expect my son to complete this extensive book list, but I do hope to make a good dent in this stack of books! So far, he is excited when books related to one another is some way. He’ll say, “Oh I know Benedict Arnold, he was in My Brother Sam Is Dead.” or “Oh, Common Sense, I read about it in history!” And I’m thinking, “yeah, I did that on purpose.” 🙂


2 thoughts on “High School English Curriculum

  1. Hello! I have a quick question… What else did you assign him to do for English? Do you follow a curriculum for the written portion? Next year I will have a 9th grader and I’m not sure what all I am going to do and just wondered what all you use. Thank you for any help 😀

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