9th Grammar, Comp, Intro Lit 22/23Grades 8 - 10
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Dates: 2022-08-05 to 2023-04-08
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Tue: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
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About the Course
This course is laying the foundation for all future writing and literature analysis.
7/6/22 Edit: We will use Analytical Grammar (Student Text required), and IEW's Elegant Essay (Student Text required).
We will annotate (mark all in and all over, so I'd buy cheap used copies with no hopes of resell) all or exerpts of the following:
- The Confessions of St. Augustine - Maria Boulding's translation is required.
- The Screwtape Letters, by CS Lewis
- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
- Call of the Wild by Jack London
- The Deadliest Monster, by JF Baldwin
- Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
In addition, we will read (but do not need to buy):
- Some Thoughts on Writing, by Thomas Sowell
- a few short selections of Christian poetry
Fear not that if this list seems long. We will manage it in joy! :)
I have been privileged to teach with Cornerstone since 2016. I love English and excelled in my English studies through college. I currently teach grades 7-9 in English, and as needed, upper school Economics, Business Math, Survey of Economic Systems (Capitalism v. Socialism from a Christian Worldview). I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I was baptized when I was 23 years old at a church of Christ in Jackson, TN. I am currently a member at Southeast Christian church and attend the Indiana campus, where I soak up love and learning on Sunday mornings, enjoy working with the Middle School Ministry, and greet at the doors every other Sunday.
I earned my BSBA in Business Administration- concentrating in Economics - from Union University in Jackson, TN in 1994; I was honored to receive the 1994 Award for Academic Excellence in Economics and Finance. I then taught adults in a Business School. Later, I worked for 7 years in the automotive industry, where I became ASQ certified as a Quality Engineer, where auditing, and training, and leading systematic team problem-solving, using graphical analysis and statistics, were daily tasks.
I think teaching is fun, and my goal is that your child's time in my class is efficient - that they feel accomplished, make thousands of neural connections, and remember a lot!