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Concrete Wall

English 5-6

This course will focus on writing, grammar, and literature. Using IEW’s Structure and Style for Students, Year 1, Level A, students will effectively learn how to incorporate a variety of dress-ups into their paragraphs as they write about topics such as King Midas, camels, desert reptiles, tortoises, Antarctica, and Marco Polo, just to name a few. The grammar portion of the class will utilize Growing with Grammar 6. Students will learn parts of speech, diagramming sentences, as well as capitalization and punctuation rules. The literature aspect of the course will incorporate Reading Detective A1 that provides literature-based thinking activities, which will sharpen critical reading and vocabulary skills while teaching a variety of literary concepts. Students will also read several novels throughout the course of the year. (2024-2025)


Required Texts:
Growing with Grammar 6 (Student Manual AND Student Workbook)
IEW’s Structure and Style for Students Year 1, Level A (Student Packet AND Binder only)
Reading Detective A1
Novels: The Father’s Promise (D. Hess), Shakespeare Stealer (G. Blackwood), Crispin: The
Cross of Lead (Avi)

Copy/Supply Fee: $25 (paid directly to Stephanie York due at Orientation or at the first class your student attends)

Tuition fee: $360 ($36/month for 10 months, August - May or $40/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


Stephanie York

B.S. in Psychology and Masters in Education

Stephanie is a native of Chesterfield County. She attended VCU and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. Throughout her college career, she worked with children in a local daycare and summer camp programs. Following graduation, she taught elementary school in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Several years later, she and her husband, Chris, were blessed with their first child, and she left the school system to focus on being a mom to her son. As their family grew to a family of five with three boys, she returned to work at her church as the preschool and daycare director and later implemented a private Kindergarten program. It wasn’t long before the Lord placed on her heart the desire to homeschool, so she left the work place to become mom and teacher to her 3 elementary aged boys. During her years of homeschooling, Stephanie has taught numerous homeschooling classes ranging from elementary age to high school at various co-ops in the area. She has a passion for teaching and loves to make learning come alive for students. Each of her boys are now “grown and flown,” and she and her husband are blessed with amazing daughters-in-law who love Jesus. As of February 2024, they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first grand daughter. Stephanie is very active in her church and serves in leadership as a trustee and elder. She also assists in leading women’s ministry in and outside of her local church.

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