Honors Book Studies: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful High School Honors Book Studies.

Before You Begin

All of the High School Honors Book Studies are open-and-go! This means nothing needs to be prepared ahead of time.

It is, however, extremely useful to spend a few minutes getting an overview of the course.

Below are a few highlights to help you have a successful start.

Required Items Needed for This Course

Each Honors Book Study booklet leads a student through the chosen book, combining studies of language arts, geography, and art. Items needed for the study include: the study booklet and the novel, a blank (unlined) notebook for writing and drawing, and art supplies specific to each book study.

Note: We recommend you purchase each novel from The Good and the Beautiful Library. However, the studies reference chapters, not pages, so the booklets are compatible with other publications of the novels.

If you did not receive all the items listed on your packing slip contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you. Purchase or learn more by clicking on each individual item below.

Although it is not required, we recommend The Good and the Beautiful Grammar and Writing Guide (used through all high school courses) be available for a student to reference while writing response papers.

Why Use Honors Book Studies

The main goal of the Honors Book Studies is to teach students to analyze, appreciate, and gain inspiration from good and beautiful literature.

The books used for the Honors Book Studies are more challenging than the required reading books in the high school language arts courses.

In these unique studies, students explore a book’s themes and messages, learn more about the literary value of the book, as well as gain new vocabulary and writing skills that correlate with the book.

A student can complete just one study, or any number of them, in any order.

Ways to use the Honors Book Studies:

  • Finish the school year with a book study (before moving to the next high school course)
  • Do an extra summer study
  • Form a book club and discuss the book with a group
  • Include a book study in your current language arts to make it an honors course

About This Course

Both teacher and student should read the first page of each study booklet, which provide details on how to use the Honors Book Study. To do this now, click on “About This Course”.

High School Honors Book Study
About This Course
  • At-a-Glance
  • Principles Behind the Course
  • Additional Materials Needed
  • Items in the Course Set and How to Use Them
  • How the Course Works
  • Course Reading Challenge
  • How to Instruct Spelling, Dictation, Sentence Diagramming
  • How to Use the Geography and Grammar Cards
  • Length of Daily Work
  • Videos: The child will be instructed to watch a few videos during the course.

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