Literature & Composition 8-12

Literature & Composition (8-12)

Teacher: Anne Campbell 

Literature & Composition (Grades 8-12) is a high school level course for homeschooled students in grades 8-12 (and accelerated 7th graders with permission). This course is designed to help prepare students for college level work.

Click here to register (Class size limited–register early!!)

*We will meet for three hours every other week for class, and additionally about once a month for relevant field trips. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of class time, such as reading the assigned literature, writing assigned essays, and working on research projects. Students should come to class prepared with required assignments completed in advance.

Included in the class:

  • literary analysis and discussion
  • literary elements and techniques
  • essay styles
  • research paper
  • note taking skills
  • hands-on projects
  • cross-curricular connections
  • emailed handouts to print out at home
  • assignments graded by me
  • course description and certificate of completion for your portfolio
  • consultation with me for suggestions to fulfill specific portfolio and transcript requirements (i.e. British Literature, American Literature, English I, etc.)

Required resource

Class Schedule

Fall 2016 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works we will cover. Additional poetry, short stories, plays, and novellas will also be assigned.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. Introduction to Poetry; The Canterbury Tales (No Fear)
  3. The Great Gatsby
  4. The Old Man and The Sea

Spring 2017 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works we will cover. Additional poetry, short stories, plays, and novellas will also be assigned.

  1. Introduction to Shakespeare
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  3. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl or The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition
  4. Introduction to Mythology; The Odyssey


Both of our daughters have graduated, being homeschooled from start to finish. One has graduated from college, and the other is a college freshman this year. We couldn’t have done that as successfully without partnering with others who shared their gifts, talents, and strengths in some areas. Anne Campbell was one of those “partners”. Our oldest was an avid reader; our youngest was not. However, upon joining Anne’s book discussion, that changed. With Anne’s passion for Literature and Composition and her creativity in activities, our daughter not only gained an enjoyment for reading, but became a great writer, as well. I am so thankful for the impact Anne had on our daughter’s high school years and for linking arms with us in that aspect of our homeschooling journey. -Tracy E.


If you are considering taking classes with Anne, I highly recommend them. She is a fun, thorough teacher and my children love her!!! -Jennifer H.


For any homeschoolers in the area, check this out. Anne is an amazing teacher with a true gift for bringing the material alive for her students. I can not recommend her highly enough. Share with your homeschool friends, too! -Sonya W.


I want to encourage anyone who is looking for an English class to talk with Anne about this class. My younger son participated for 3 years. When I compare it with what my older son did in co-ops, it was hands down superior. His college English professors have told him he is one of the best students they have in their classes.
The added bonus was the camaraderie that developed between the regulars in Anne’s classes. .
She formerly taught high school English and has homeschooled her 3 sons from the beginning of their school days. Her older son graduated as valedictorian of their homeschool association. She is an exceptional resource for the homeschool community.
Run, don’t walk, to sign up for this class or anything else she offers! -Carol S.

Comments (11)

  1. Kim Howell

    Hey:) this looks very well done!
    Are you doing the books in the order you have listed?
    Is there a fee?

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Yes, this is the order I am planning to do them, but we will modify if needed. Yes, there is a fee. The registration information is at this link:

  2. Angie

    Where does the class meet?

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Hi Angie! I just emailed you!

  3. Sarah Stevens

    Where would the meetings be held?

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Hey Sarah! I just sent you an email with more info. Thanks!

  4. Tammy Stephens

    I have two highschoolers. Male ,12th grade and female, 9th grade. Where will this class be held at. Thanks

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Hi Tammy! I am emailing you with more info!

  5. Kerise

    Where are the classes held?

    1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

      Hi Kerise–I will email you!

      1. Anne Campbell (Post author)

        And, online classes are coming soon!


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