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Middle School English with Writing: Level B

This course will focus on English grammar, literature, composition, and will include a small vocabulary component. The students will review the parsing and diagramming they learned in MS English A and progress to identifying and diagramming verbals, such as participles, gerunds, and infinitives and also appositive, adjectival, adverbial, and noun clauses. Persuasive writing will be taught using The Lost Tools of Writing Level 2 and selected literature. The students will learn to choose an issue, gather evidence from the text, sort that evidence, and present it in an organized and compelling manner. Students in this course will read nine novels and write nine essays, adding a new component each time. This “B” course is perfect for older middle school students or students who have had some experience with parsing sentences and writing essays.


*Analytical Grammar Level 4: Phrases and Clauses Student Worktext: 9781608266470 -

* Lost Tools of Writing Level I - Student Workbook | CiRCE Institute

*Vocabulary Cartoons: SAT Word Power book by Bryan Burchers (

Literature titles will be given closer to the beginning of school.

Copy fee: $20 (paid to Elisabeth Fiordelise at Orientation or the first class)

Annual tuition: $380 ($38.00/month for 10 months, August-May or $43/month if prorated on a 9 month payment plan)


Elisabeth Fiordelise

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).

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