9th Eng Elegant Essays/Intro to LitGrades 8 - 10
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Dates: 2023-08-15 to 2024-05-14
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Tue: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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This course will introduce analysis of literature from a Christian worldview; continue to polish writing, presentation, and listening skills; and review grammar skills.
Please do not buy anything for this class before May 10 to give me time to field suggestions and comments from parents before establishing a final list.
Writing - IEW's Elegant Essay Student Book, 3rd Edition. (There is no need to buy a teacher book.)
Grammar Review - Analytical Grammar's High School Reinforcement, Shakespeare's Plays.
Literature analysis - I will provide study guides for each work.
Literature* - We will read / sample from the following list:
- St. Augustine's Confessions translated by Maria Boudling-ISBN 978-1-56548-154-1. We will sample excerpts from this book every week.
- James Allen's As a Man Thinketh
- Ray Badbury's Fahrenheit 451
- CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters
- Jack London's Call of the Wild
We will watch Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by Clive Donner.
*I encourage you to find used and cheap physical copies of books, because I want our students to write in them.
I have (only) one scholarship for Englilsh or Econ made available by a Cornerstone family annually for a good returning student. Contact me to obtain a reduced rate.
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!