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BJU Press Literature

Does your child love to read? The BJU Press Literature curriculum will help students read literature and appreciate literature techniques from the Bible. In their literary journey, students will explore a variety of genres from various cultures that will encourage them to read for wisdom and enrichment as well as for pleasure.

The literature books possess a wide range of literary selections from different cultures and genres to time periods. Your child will be fascinated by studying literary elements and discovering different interpretations.

The BJU Press Literature curriculum lesson plans for Homeschool Planet layout the publisher's recommended course of study for your BJU textbooks. The lesson plans give you and your student an easy-to-follow schedule of assignments. Please note that these plans are for the textbook series, not Distance Learning, and all lesson plans reflect the pacing as found in the official BJU Press Lesson Plan Overviews.

What You Get:

  • The publisher-recommended course of study.
  • Daily assignments with support materials.
  • Check boxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, giving them a sense of accomplishment and you a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Lesson plan bundle includes ALL 7 lesson plans.
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.
             Note: You decide whether to apply the updates.

Actual curriculum is not included, and should be purchased separately.

  • Automatic rescheduling of assignments when "life happens"
  • "Daily Digest" email reminders to help you and your child stay on track
  • Grade your student's work to recognize or reward completion.
  • Track attendance for states where this is required.
  • Generate reports, reminders, and much more!
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Lesson Plans

BJU Press Literature Lesson Plan Bundle - BEST VALUE!  For Grades 7 - 12

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Lesson plans included in this bundle.
BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. For Grade 7
BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 8
BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 9
BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 10
BJU Press American Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 11
BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 11
BJU Press British Literature, 2nd ed. For Grade 12
BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed. For Grade 12

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BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed.  For Grade 7

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Explorations in Literature, 4th ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

292730: BJU Press Explorations of Literature Grade 7 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)

BJU Press Explorations of Literature Grade 7 Homeschool Kit (4th Edition)
By BJU Press

Teach your students literary analysis, and enable them to interpret and evaluate what they read in light of Biblical truth. The BJU Explorations in Literature curriculum covers six themes through a Biblical perspective: courage, nature and man, generosity, our land, humility, and family. Selections in the student text end with review questions and "thinking zone" sidebars that highlight various elements of literature; unit assessments include multiple choice questions, short answer questions, true/false questions, essays, and matching.

The two wrap-around teacher's guides include full-color reduced student pages with instructional notes in the margins. Objectives; relevant page number/directions for the student text, Teacher CD-ROM, and Teacher's Edition; any necessary preparation, teaching strategies that include motivation, discussion with scripted questions, history links, and enrichment ideas; and additional analysis tips.

The included teacher's toolkit CD-ROM includes in-class enrichment and reinforcement activities; writing worksheets and rubrics; short-answer quizzes; ESL exercises; reading and vocabulary standardized test practice sheets; word lists; bulletin board sketches; and a guide to explaining the Gospel.

The Test booklet features questions that include matching, short answer, multiple choice, and true/false.

The Test Key features full-size reproductions of each test with the correct answers overlaid.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones Literature Grade 7 Kit, 4th Edition.

This 7th Grade kit includes:

  • Text book, 545 pages, softcover. Grade 7.
  • Teacher's Edition, 2 spiral-bound teacher books with hard backcovers and soft front covers. 545 pages total.
  • Tests; not reproducible; glue binding for easy removal.
  • Test Answer Key

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BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed.  For Grade 8

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Excursions in Literature, 3rd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

256370: BJU Press Excursions in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press Excursions in Literature Grade 8 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

Discover the joys of literature in the light of biblical truth with BJU Press' Excursions in Literature, Third Edition. Both color and pen-and-ink illustrations lend artistic flourish to the stories chosen to represent the themes of the units: friends, choices, heroes, discoveries and adventures. Selections represent a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including Louisa May Alcott, Katherine Mansfield, Langston Hughes, O. Henry, Amy Carmichael, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, traditional folklore and the text of Donnalynn Hess' In Search of Honor. Small textboxes define unfamiliar vocabulary words and provide information about the author; each chapter concludes with Thinking Zone questions designed to test students' interpretive, literal, critical and appreciative responses to the selection.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Guide with CD-ROM, 720 pages, 2 spiral-bound books with reduced student text and correct answers overlaid.
  • Student Text; 608 pages, softcover
  • Tests
  • Test Answer KeyThis resource is also known as Bob Jones Excursions in Literature Homeschool Kit, Grade 8, 3rd Edition.

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BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed.  For Grade 9

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature, 2nd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

471254: BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)

BJU Press Fundamentals of Literature Grade 9 Homeschool Kit (Second Edition)
By BJU Press

BJU Press' Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature's foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure and tone. Students are introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview; the literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.

The teacher's guide includes an English translation of Ronstand's drama Cyrano de Bergerac, varied teaching strategies, highlighted marginal notes of literary analysis, discussion questions, notes for biblical worldview analysis, and answers to student text questions.

This kit includes:

  • Fundamentals of Literature Teacher's Edition
  • Fundamentals of Literature Student Text
  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests
  • Fundamentals of Literature Tests Answer KeyThis resource is also known as Bob Jones Fundamentals of Literature Homeschool Kit, Grade 9, 2nd Edition.

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BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed.  For Grade 10

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The curriculum for this BJU Press Elements of Literature, 2nd ed. lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

283937: BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)

BJU Press Elements of Literature Grade 10 Homeschool Kit (2nd Edition)
By BJU Press

Strengthen your student's understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts such sound and syntax, symbolism, irony, allusion, and more. Each chapter introduces an aspect of literature through representations of concepts such as free verse, meter, feet, assonance, alliteration and rhyme. Several genres of literature are introduced (short fiction, biography, poetry) with excerpts from some of the greatest writers in history, including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

In the textbook, end-of-chapter discussion questions guide students toward higher-order thinking skills, "Thinking Zones" introduce additional literary terms twice per unit, and unit reviews help prepare students for unit tests through short answer, t/f, and essay questions. Introductory essays focus on bringing literary concepts into conformity with a biblical worldview, while biographical author sketches, examples of notable artwork, and full-color images are also integrated throughout. Softcover, 477 pages. 2nd Edition.

The teacher's edition includes reduced student pages with wrap-around margins that contain teaching objectives; teaching strategies; a detailed lesson plan that includes an introduction, analysis, and links to grammar, vocabulary, and scripture; additional information and resources; and answers to all review questions. The support materials CD includes teaching helps for enrichment and reinforcement; writing worksheets and rubrics; short-answer quizzes; ESL exercises; reading/vocab standardized test practices; and word lists.

The Tests and Test Pack provide opportunities for assessment and review.

This kit includes:

  • Elements of Literature Textbook
  • Elements of Literature Teacher's Guides, 2 Volumes, spiralbound
  • Tests
  • Test Answer Key

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BJU Press American Literature, 2nd ed.  For Grade 11

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BJU Press American Literature, 3rd ed.  For Grade 11

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506154: BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)

BJU Press American Literature Grade 11 Homeschool Kit (Third Edition)
By BJU Press

Acquaint your students with the prose and poetry of American authors from the early days of colonization through the present with BJU Press' American Literature 11th -grade course. Organized chronologically and by context, the American Literature Textbook covers the historical context, literary movements, and principle players that helped to shape American culture and society. Each lesson is broken down into Before/During/After Reading sections. The first highlights key aspects of literature, explains key concepts, defines vocabulary, and helps orient students to the work. The "during" section presets the literature with side-bar margin questions. The last section includes "Think and Discuss" questions that review and assess comprehension of emphases and ideas. Author Biography pages provide an overview of authors' lives, and Chapter Reviews outline important concepts to help prepare students for tests. Written from a Christian worldview, this course encourages students evaluate literature in the light of Scripture and determine whether or not works are biblically sound.

The Teacher's Edition contains reduced-size student pages with highlighting that's keyed to a series of color-coded observations. The margins are filled with notes for the teacher including before reading and after reading lessons, along with the primary lesson itself. Students will learn to analyze, read, and evaluate the content as they make their way through a variety of texts; there are also notes on vocabulary and using words in context. The included Teacher's Toolkit CD contains teaching helps and answer keys, supplemental texts, writing worksheets, and writing rubrics.

The tests make it easy to assess your students' retention; tests include short answer, multiple-choice, true/false, matching, and essay questions. 12 tests plus a midterm and final are included. The Tests Answer key features full-size tests with the correct answers overlaid along with page numbers where the answer may be found.

This BJU Press American Literature Grade 11, 3rd Edition Kit includes:

  • American Literature Student Textbook, 3rd Edition, 674 pages, softcover.
  • American Literature Teacher's Edition, 3rd Edition, 676 pages, spiralbound, 2 volumes, soft frontcover and hard backcover.
  • American Literature Tests, 3rd Edition, glue-binding.
  • American Literature Tests Answer Key, 3rd Edition, loose-leaf and three-hole-punched.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones American Literature Kits, Grade 11, 3rd Edition.

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BJU Press British Literature, 2nd ed.  For Grade 12

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195842: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher"s Edition (2nd Edition)

BJU Press British Literature Grade 12, Teacher's Edition (2nd Edition)
By BJU Press

This teacher's edition accompanies BJU Press' British Literature Student Text, Grade 12.Student pages are reproduced here, and suggestions on analysis, discussion, and biblical application are provided. Suggested discussion question answers are also included. 846 pages, spiral-bound, 2 volumes. 2nd Edition.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones British Literature Teacher's Edition, Grade 12, 2nd Edition.

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BJU Press British Literature, 3rd ed  For Grade 12

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618282: BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

BJU Press British Literature Grade 12 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)
By BJU Press

BJU Press' British Literature Subject Kit. 3rd ed. prepares students for the rigors of reading and critical thinking at the college level. They will broaden their cultural literacy and sharpen their sensitivity to aesthetics within the God-given gifts of language and storytelling. Most importantly, this course challenges them to understand on a more personal level the problem of the human condition and recognize where humanistic and biblical solutions to that condition differ. Grade 12.

This resource is also known as Bob Jones British Literature Subject Kit 3rd ed. Grade 12.

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