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Literature through Film


Literature through Film – Level One

Junior High

Full Year Course

Meets:  2024-2025 | Tuesdays, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. CST

Instructor: Natasha Jones

This class is appropriate for 6th -12th-grade students who struggle with reading.



Literature through Film Level One | Study Literature through Film in This Live, Online Class for Middle School Students

Literature through Film Level One is a fun and engaging look at literature! Grab your bucket of popcorn and get ready for an adventure of a class! This full-year course will focus on stories and novels that have been magically turned into a film. From old fairy tales to modern middle-grade novels, we will study everything from the lives of authors and movie directors to the elements of the story in its various presentations. Using the medium of film, students will learn the basic elements of the story, good writing, and literary analysis.

We will spend 2 -3 weeks on each story. Class time will be devoted to a guided conversation on the story as it was told in the book versus the movie, rereading and analyzing certain passages and quotes from the book, and watching and analyzing important clips from the movie. We will learn how to analyze storytelling in its respective forms and share our insights on books and films.

Families will be responsible for accessing each book and film and reading and watching them outside of class time. Most books (and many films) should be available at your local library. As for the films, a Disney Plus subscription will be very helpful; however, other older films will be free to watch in full on YouTube or to rent on Amazon Prime.

  • The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe 
  • Cinderella  
  • Remember the Titans 
  • Anne Frank
  • Little Women
  • It’s A wonderful Life
  • The Hobbit 
  • Holes 
  • The Giver 
  • Apollo 13 
  • Hidden Figures 
  • The Wizard of Oz/Sound of Music
  • The Princess Bride
  • Johnny Tremain
This is going to be a fun and engaging class. Perfect for your creative or middle school and high school students struggling with reading.

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: Your True North Homeschool Academy teacher will teach and grade the class.

The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour, which your homeschool may award upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students' credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

Pair this class with Organizing Your Writing, Botany, and Music at the Movies for a robust year of learning.


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