Middle School English
Teacher: Elisabeth Fiordelise
Description: 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.
Text: Analytical Grammar: Student Book Analytical Grammar Student Workbook | Demme Learning | (rainbowresource.com)
Copy fee: $20 (paid to Elisabeth Fiordelise by 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)
B.S. in Education
Elisabeth Fiordelise holds a degree in Elementary Education and taught 2nd and 4th grades prior to choosing to stay home and homeschool her children. She has enjoyed working for 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 (15), Alyssa (13), & David (9).
Teaching: Math 6, MS English, General Music, 7th - 8th History and Geography