The new family-friendly home school Literature and Writing curriculum!

  • Literature analysis skills and composition in one entertaining package
  • High-quality videos of world-class novels and plays
  • Student's Handbook and Teacher's Handbook for literary analysis
  • Full-year high school study

Here's how the MovieLit curriculum works:

  1. Subscriber receives Student's Handbook(s) with study guide for videos of literary masterpieces, and Teacher's Handbook with descriptions of each video available, introductory material, quiz score keys, guidance for grading essays.
  2. Teacher and student(s) decide which videos they will use, selecting 17 from a list of 25 choices*; this allows latitude to omit 8 selections based on students' interest, family's entertainment standards, etc.
  3. Subscriber may rent or purchase videos by whatever means they prefer; we recommend a subscription to Netflix (see “Curriculum costs” below).

Advantages of this unique video-based curriculum:

  • Supplements traditional reading programs with high-interest, high-quality videos.
  • Rapidly introduces a broad range of literature that might otherwise require two or more years for many students to read.
  • Prepares student for 18 carefully-designed college preparatory composition exercises.
  • Offers a viewing experience that the whole family can enjoy together, featuring videos pre-screened for quality and appropriateness.
  • Represents considerable variety in literary styles, genres, and historic periods.

*The video list

These ten videos are required, because the final essays cover indispensible college preparation skills: Grapes of Wrath, Nicholas Nickleby, Hamlet, Moby Dick, Our Town, A Man for All Seasons, Les Miserables, Ben-Hur, Twelfth Night, Pride and Prejudice.

Any six of these fourteen videos may be selected, as the essay skills are essentially interchangeable: Fahrenheit 451, Much Ado about Nothing, Hound of the Baskervilles, Ivanhoe, Mutiny on the Bounty, The Miracle Worker , The Glass Menagerie, Great Expectations, Gulliver’s Travels, Little Women, Inherit the Wind, Treasure Island, Romeo and Juliet, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The course is concluded with a two-week final project on The Scarlet Letter.

Curriculum costs:

  • Student's Handbook covering all videos, $25  ~   Teacher's Handbook, $40  ~   Postage, $13.
  • Costs of accessing the videos. (Recommended: contact and consider whether the least expensive subscription would be adequate for your needs.)

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