UNIT - Intro to Literary Analysis

A 4-week Unit of High School Literature Instruction | taught by Cara S.

Course description

Intro to Literary Analysis provides purposeful reading through short fiction and children's fiction. Diagramming story elements, common literary devices, and the importance of characterization, setting, and background development are introduced. Using short works, one work will be read and discussed in class, and one will be assigned for homework (and reviewed the following week).

This unit forms the foundation for each succeeding unit in the course.
If your student has not had a high school level course in literature, begin here.

As this unit is the first unit in the "Intro to Lit" course, please be aware that you do NOT need to purchase this course if you intend to purchase the "Intro to Lit" course.

(Recommended for grades 9-12)

Cara S.
Cara S.
Author & Educator

Miss Cara received a Bachelor of Arts in English from CSU, Northridge, where she graduated magna cum laude. A lifelong bibliophile, Miss Cara has been teaching Literature and English Composition courses for over twenty years now, finding that getting students talking about Literature is just as rewarding as reading it!


Outside of the classroom, Miss Cara and her husband are co-ringmasters of their own "Family Circus," recently having graduated the last of their children from their own homeschool. Author of several children's books, and co-author of a set of devotional books (with her sister), Miss Cara is excited to provide literature courses that will empower parents, teachers, and students to take education into their own hands!

Not all Rigor is Mortis!