High School English: Advanced Literature and Composition

This English core course is an advanced literature & composition study for high schoolers, including units on fiction and short stories, world literature, poetry, drama, together with longer essays on literary topics.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 12 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will be prepared to study English Literature and World Literature at the undergraduate level or take a full AP or IB English course, understanding all the elements of fiction, learning how to analyze without losing site of the emotional elements of fiction. Students who complete the reading assignments and participate in class will learn how to approach discussions about literature from an informed point of view.   
I teach high school English, including AP English Literature and AP English Language, and also history and social studies. I also write professionally and use what I learned in my courses in the "real world" of journalism, technical, and creative writing. I've been published in various humanities and professional journals, magazines, and websites. I especially love writing about films and music.  

I approach the study of English in two ways: the formal academics of literature and writing and also the real world of reading and writing in the world of work and life. I'm a progressive and open-minded teacher who allows students to express themselves in their writings and in their conversations with me and their peers.   
An optional essay is assigned for each unit. Class lectures and discussions will prepare students for the type of arguments they will make in writing.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please purchase the required textbook prior to the start of class: Michael Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Writing, Thinking. TENTH EDITION. There are affordable copies of this text available. https://www.amazon.com/Bedford-Introduction-Literature-Reading-Thinking/dp/1457608278
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Students who complete the writing assignments will be receive substantial feedback on their ideas and writing. I do not give number or letter grades because I believe students benefit from learning new subjects without the pressure of quantification. Academic advisers who know the student's history can grade the assignments from the course. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
All of the readings and assignments assume that students are mature enough, academically and socially, to understand all the themes found in adult literature. 
Sources include our textbook, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, as well as other high school and college-level anthologies. I will post other open-access resources from literary sources, universities, libraries, and museums. 


Stephanie Carta, B.Sc.
Lives in the United States
College Prep. Courses in Literature and Social Studies
46 total reviews
79 completed classes

About Me

Hi students! I'm Ms. Stephanie Carta. My teaching career began in 2012. I previously taught at a private school that emphasized small group learning. Whether in-person or online, I'm committed to teaching courses that emphasize academic skills... 
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