Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Middle School English: Level A

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. 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.

Required Text:
  • Analytical Grammar: Student Book Analytical Grammar Student Workbook| Demme Learning ( 
  • Lost Tools of  Writing: Level One
  • Student Workbook | Circe Institute | 9780986325717 (
  • Vocabulary Cartoons: Word of the Day Vocabulary Cartoons: Word of  the  Day  | New Monic Books | 9780984096619 (

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)


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).

Contact: 804-502-6253