English  Classes

HS English: Literature and Composition Honors

TUTOR: Mrs. Julie Crawford

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS

     9th- 1001320, 10th-1001350, 11th- 1001380, 12th- 1001410

 

DESCRIPTION:

This class will engage the high school student in the careful reading and analysis of classic British literature. Through a Christian worldview, students will read, evaluate, and discuss a broad array of short stories, poetry, drama, and classic literature. Mrs. Crawford will guide students in the careful reading and critical analysis of the classic works of literature, helping them to appreciate both the works and the contexts in which they were written. Students will explore structure, style, themes, and literary devices. Students will have an opportunity to improve both their oral and written communication skills. In composition, the class will use IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) based materials. They will continue learning proper structure and style by utilizing a variety of writing motifs including narrative, descriptive, persuasive, comparative/contrast, and expository essays, as well as literary analysis, literary critique, and creative writing such as poetry, story narratives, and other short pieces of fiction. Students will continue to build vocabulary through the works they are reading. Grammar will be reviewed in class, but a grade-appropriate grammar program may be beneficial to supplement this class at home.  This class is an excellent preparation for any college class.

          Literary Works

          Semester One

                Beowulf –translated by Seamus Heaney  ISBN 9780393320978

                Excerpt The Canterbury Tales–Geoffrey Chaucer  Available free Online 

                Hamlet –William Shakespeare ISBN 9780743477123

                The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel T. Coleridge ISBN 0486272664

                Frankenstein – Mary Shelley ISBN 0486282112 

                The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – R. L. Stevenson ISBN 1678625736 

          Semester Two

               The Romantic Poets – William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel T. Coleridge, Lord 

                      Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats (18th/19th Centuries)

               Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ISBN 9780486415864

               The Importance of Being Ernest – Oscar Wilde ISBN 0486264785 

               War Poetry and the Modern Poets (20th Century) Available online ~ Wilfred Owen                             Alan Seeger  W.B. Yeats  T.S. Eliot  W.H. Auden

               The Great Divorce – C. S. Lewis. ISBN 0060652950 

8th- 9th Grade English Honors:

Literature and Composition 

TUTOR: Mrs. Julie Crawford

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit for 8th or 9th grade

     8th grade-1001070 or  9th honors 1001320

 

DESCRIPTION: This class will aid the 8th and 9th-grade student in the careful reading and analysis of classic world literature.  This thorough curriculum will prepare them for the rigors of upper high school literature. Through a Christian worldview, students will read, and discuss a variety of literature.  Students will explore structure, style, themes, and literary devices. They will have an opportunity to improve both their oral and written communication skills. In composition, the class will use IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) based materials. They will continue learning proper structure and style by utilizing a variety of writing motifs including narrative, descriptive, persuasive, comparative/contrast, and expository essays, as well as an introduction to literary analysis and critique. Creative writing such as poetry, story narratives, and other short pieces of fiction will be one aspect. Students will continue to build vocabulary through the works they are reading. Grammar will be reviewed in class, but a grade-appropriate grammar program may be beneficial to supplement this class at home.  The literature list is synced nicely with the course of study for the World Cultural Geography class. Both instructors have worked closely to weave the literature with the places being studied in the WCG.  The two courses will be intertwined throughout the year.  It is not required that you take both classes, but it is highly encouraged to get the most out of the community learning experience. 

 

Required Curriculum

 

Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, 2nd Ed. [Seminar and Practicum Workbook], by A. Pudew ISBN: 9781623412210

Our Town - Thornton Wilder

The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway

The Tempest –William Shakespeare

God’s Smuggler – Brother Andrew

Cry the Beloved Country – Alan Paton     

BOOK PROJECT – SELECT ONE of the Following Titles:

          Shadow Spinner – Susan Fletcher

          I am Malala- Malala Yousafzai

          Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Salman Rushdie

The Land I Lost - Quang Nhuong Huynh

Inside Out and Back Again -  Thanhhà Lai

 

6th-7th grade English:

Literature and Composition 

TUTOR: TBA

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 6th-7th     

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  Official list will be in the syllabus

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Well Ordered Language Grammar Book 1,2, 3, or 4 depending on the student's level.

 

DESCRIPTION: In this integrated language arts course students will analyze literature through a Christian worldview. They will engage in reading, writing, and speaking. Using rich literature and the IEW program, students will continue building on their writing skills. The grammar component will use the Fix-it-Grammar by IEW.  The literature list is synced nicely with the course of study for the World Cultural Geography class. 

    Required Curriculum

          Structure and Style for Students: Year 1 Level B Basic [Forever Streaming or DVD]

            $149.00 SSS-1B-BASIC-FS

          Fix It! Grammar: Robin Hood [Book 2 Teacher/Student Combo]

            $29.00 FIX-2-TS* Please refer to the following placement test if you feel your student                    should need to begin in book 1 as Robin Hood is Book 2.  Fix_It_Placement_Test.pdf         

             (iew.com)

    Required Novels

          The Watson’s Go to Birmingham Christopher Paul Curtis ISBN-13: 978-0440414124  

          The War That Saved My Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ISBN-13: 978-0147510488

          The Shadow Spinner Susan Fletcher ISBN-13: 978-0689830518

          The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam Quang Nhuong Huynh ISBN-13: 978-   

             0064401838

 

     Other Supplies

          Single subject spiral notebook or a 1” binder with loose leaf paper (wide rule)