Middle School English: Level A
This course will focus on English grammar, literature, composition, and will include a small vocabulary component. The students will learn how to completely parse and diagram sentences, how to avoid common usage errors, and will review the rules of capitalization
and punctuation. Persuasive writing will be taught using The Lost Tools of Writing and selected literature. The students will learn to choose an issue, gather evidence from the text, organize that evidence, and present it in an organized and compelling manner. This “A” course is perfect for younger middle school students or students who are fairly new to parsing sentences and writing essays. Although, the same grammar text will be used as the “B” class, the pace will be slower, and the whole text will not be covered. Similarly, the same writing process will be used for both the “A” and ‘B” classes, but different novels will be chosen for each. Also, the entire text will not be covered, meaning the students will
practice the same writing skills but with different material about which to write and fewer total essays. Students in this course will read 6 novels and write 6 essays, adding a new component each time.
Analytical Grammar: Student Book Analytical Grammar Student Workbook| Demme Learning | (rainbowresource.com)
Lost Tools of Writing: Level One
Student Workbook | Circe Institute | 9780986325717 (rainbowresource.com)
Vocabulary Cartoons: Word of the Day Vocabulary Cartoons: Word of the Day | New Monic Books | 9780984096619 (rainbowresource.com)
Literature titles will be given closer to the beginning of school.
Copy fee: $20 (paid to Elisabeth Fiordelise at Orientation or the first class attended)
Annual tuition: $380 ($38.00/month for 10 months, August-May or $43/month if prorated on a 9 month payment plan)
ABOUT THE TEACHER
B.S. in Education
Elisabeth holds a degree in Elementary Education and taught 2nd and 4th grades prior to choosing to stay home and homeschool her children. She worked at Classical Conversations for the past several years, tutoring both Foundations and Essentials (a writing and grammar program). Music has been a constant part of her life. She studied piano for 15 years and has spent her adulthood accompanying choirs, playing in worship bands, and directing children’s musicals. Elisabeth has taught private piano lessons for the past 14 years, which combines two of her favorite things – children and music. Her husband Pat pastors Kingsland Baptist Church, and she enjoys supporting his ministry by directing the children’s ministry and playing the piano in the worship band. They have 3 children-John (17), Alyssa (15), & David (11).
Contact: email@example.com 804-502-6253