Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Basics in Literature & Composition

Teacher: Karyn Sisson 


This high school level course is a study in the basics of the English language. It is designed for the student who needs reinforcement in the essential components of mechanics, literary analysis and writing. The goal of the class is to guide the student through the writing process, both creative and academic. Academic writing will be based on the novels covered in class. Academically strong 8th grade students may also choose to join this class. 

Easy Grammar Plus workbook
Old Yeller
The Hiding Place
To Kill a Mockingbird 
Short Story / Poetry Unit 

Pre-Requisites: Because we want our students to have an experience that allows for their writing skills to be taken to the next level, a writing sample is required for placement into any high school level English course. If you are interested in your student enrolling in this course and your student is currently enrolled at Bridge Academy, they may see Alicia Collins to complete and submit their writing sample during Bridge Academy regular hours at their convenience. If you wish your student to take this course but they are not enrolled at Bridge Academy, please contact Alicia Collins at to set up an appointment to have your student complete and submit their writing sample. 

Copy/Supply fee: $35.00 (check written to Karyn Sisson due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020) 

Annual tuition: $400.00 ($40.00/ month for 10 months, August – May or $44.45/month if prorated)

revised 3/27/2020

Karyn Sisson

B.A. in Business Administration 

Karyn graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Business Administration. She has worked in the business world as a manager, a buyer, and a bookkeeper. In addition, she has experience in proofreading and editing for a textbook publisher. Karyn and her husband have three children and homeschooled for over twenty years. Her daughter and sons are now homeschool graduates, and by God’s provision, all three received full academic scholarships to college. Karyn has tutored and taught co-op classes in a variety of subjects at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She loves teaching students at Bridge Academy!