British Literature

Full Year


11, 12


Prerequisites Needed:

Either of the 9th Grade English Classes: English 9, AP Prep English 9

And Either of the 10th Grade English Classes: English 10, AP Prep English 10

Prerequisites For:

AP English


British Literature is a year-long English elective designed for college bound students and will prepare students for the rigors of college-level English courses. The class provides a survey of British literature. We will use Holt-McDougal British Literature online textbook as our main source of material. Full length works included in the course are Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the classic 1984 by George Orwell.

The course is designed chronologically and moves from literature of the Middle Ages to contemporary British literature. Students will read both fiction and non-fiction pieces and experiment with different types of writing, including literary analysis, persuasive writing and research-based writing. There are also visual presentation projects incorporated into the class to teach students how to create an effective presentation.

Learning Targets

  1. T1: Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences.
  2. T2: Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and non-fiction texts.
  3. T3: Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.
  4. T4: Digital Media Target: Make strategic use of digital media (such as textual, graphical, audio, visual, etc.) in writing and speaking to enhance the message and display information dynamically.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online British Literature class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).