Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Foundations of Literature and Composition

Teacher: Jackie Fowler (


Serving as the foundation of a college prep English track, this course intends to ground students in the basics of literature study and academic writing. The literary component focuses on classic and significant works across primary genres – short fiction, novel-length fiction, poetry, and drama – with the content of the writing component tied to the literary works. The mechanical considerations of writing focuses on the practice and polish of solid, diction-specific sentences and paragraphs. The goal is for students to internalize the structure of writing excellent individual sentences and building them into excellent whole paragraphs via the claim, evidence, analysis model.

Required Texts:  
Easy Grammar Plus workbook
The Scarlet Pimpernel 
Julius Caesar
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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 Jackie Fowler due at Orientation by 9/1/2020) 

Annual tuition: $410.00 ($41.00/month for 10 months, August – May or $45.56/month if prorated)

revised 2/27/2020

Jackie Fowler

B.A. English, BA (Bachelor of Arts- Radio, TV & Motion Pictures) and MLS

Jackie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in English and Radio, TV and Motion Pictures. After graduation, she worked as a writer for the 5:00 and 10:00 newscast at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. She decided to leave her job at the TV station to pursue her desire to teach and became certified in English Education. She has taught middle and high school English, honors English, Political Economic and Legal Systems, music and drama while in the classroom. She also holds a Master's degree in Library Science and was a school librarian before leaving to homeschool her first child. Her husband is a military Chaplain and they have five children. She loves spending time with her family and is thankful the Lord used the Army to bring her to the area.

Teaching: Basics in Literature & Composition, Foundations in Literature, American Literature and British Literature

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