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  • pickandgrin
    started a topic On the dream list for Lit--Paradise Lost?

    On the dream list for Lit--Paradise Lost?

    I'm curious if Paradise Lost is on the dream list for high school literature yet or not. If no, I'd like to raise a hand to request a guide. I've listened to it a few times in the last year and have fallen in love. I may have even subjected my children to portions of the Ralph Cosham audiobook version in the van a few times.

    As a sidetone, I can't believe how much D'Aulaire's Greek Myths helps you prepare for high school literature. It's astounding!

  • Michael
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    Originally posted by Sugarbelle View Post
    I have Gulliver's Travels on my dream list. I read it in high school and remember really enjoying it. I'd like my kids to read it, too.
    Good morning,

    It's possible we might write a guide for Gulliver's Travels, but it would be several years away at the earliest. We want to finish guides for all of the literature taught at HLS before we even begin to consider what we'll do next.

    HTH!

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  • pickandgrin
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    Originally posted by Sugarbelle View Post

    In what way? Knowing the characters and stories?
    Yes, and much that would be considered "footnote worthy" in a high school literature book. I've listened to Divine Comedy & Paradise Lost this year and I keep thinking, my third graders know who he's talking about! Dante in particular opens so many lines with "Just as x-mythological character, describes the character, did such and such, so we... "

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  • Sugarbelle
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    I have Gulliver's Travels on my dream list. I read it in high school and remember really enjoying it. I'd like my kids to read it, too.

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  • Sugarbelle
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    Originally posted by pickandgrin View Post

    As a sidetone, I can't believe how much D'Aulaire's Greek Myths helps you prepare for high school literature. It's astounding!
    In what way? Knowing the characters and stories? I'm finding the same to be true for 8th grade this year. My son just read The Iliad and then we moved on to "To Helen" in the American literature and poetry book and it's so wonderful for him to see the connections. I only wish I had this kind of education in school.
    Last edited by Sugarbelle; 01-19-2019, 03:08 PM.

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  • pickandgrin
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    Ah, no problem! I will always joyfully defer to Mrs. Lowe's wisdom. Where would I be without her influence?!
    My sons has that Poetry & Prose book this year so that's a win!

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by tanya View Post
    I think there is just a small section from Milton in one of the poetry anthologies, and Cheryl felt like that introduction was enough.
    Checking for Tanya Poetry and Prose II includes 270 lines from Book I of Paradise Lost as well as Milton's Sonnet 19: "On His Blindness."

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  • tanya
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    We did teach Paradise Lost one year at HLS, but Cheryl and our teacher both thought it was too difficult for high school and would be a better fit in college. I think there is just a small section from Milton in one of the poetry anthologies, and Cheryl felt like that introduction was enough. (I can't look today because I am at our Crescent Hill campus for meetings with primary teachers.) So right now, that is not on our list of books to create a study guide for. Sorry to disappoint!

    Tanya

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  • TheAttachedMama
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    YES! I would love this too.

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