Comprehensive Language Arts: Middle School

From: $95.00 / month for 8 months

Instructor: Amy Wallace

Live Class: Fridays 10:00am-11:30 am EST

Grades: 6th-8th

Cost: $675

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Course Description

LA Middle School focuses on developing well-rounded and deep thinking middle school students. This course will engage students in improving grammar, vocabulary, composition, poetics, and literary analysis skills.  LA Middle School involves intensive grammar instruction through a unique, 4-level grammar analysis approach: parts of speech, parts of sentence, phrases, and clauses. Students will experience twenty rigorous vocabulary lessons based on Latin stems and will learn the power of words and how to use them well and wisely. Students will discover the beauty and impact of academic writing and learn writing structure, organization of ideas, and MLA formatting for research papers. Students will complete six academic writing assignments and two academic papers, including a research paper. Poetry is an often underused method of improving writing skill; however, LA Middle School will utilize poetry to learn writing analysis, poetic techniques, and how to apply these techniques to improve students’ writing. The literature component employs a whole books methodology,  drawing from short stories, classic novels, non-fiction, and plays, where students will be challenged with reading comprehension discussion, quizzes, writing assignments, and writing feedback from the teacher. This class is taught from a Christian worldview and begins with prayer. Students are required to have a microphone.

Comprehensive Language Arts: Middle School is a 90 minute class offered live each week school is in session for 32 weeks.

Prerequisite is the ability to write solid paragraphs, mastery of all parts of speech, and familiarity with phrases (prepositional, gerund, participial and appositive).

This course includes explicitly Christian content.

Required Texts

Materials: Textbooks are available exclusively from www.rfwp.com. Only the student texts are required; there is no need to purchase the teacher manuals for the Royal Fireworks Press materials.

Royal Fireworks Press materials for this class are available for purchase by following this link for the level three curriculum: https://www.rfwp.com/package/mct-level-3-homeschool-package-classical-education-edition-student

Only the student manuals are required.

 

Grammar Voyage, ISBN: 9780898243833

Caesar’s English 2: Enhanced Edition, Two-Part Set ISBN: 9780898244977

A World of Poetry, ISBN: 9780880926607

Essay Voyage, ISBN: 9780880926720

Practice Voyage, ISBN: 9780880926843

Class literature selections:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: ISBN 0140390839

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: ISBN 9780141321073

Much Ado About Nothing: ISBN 1411401018

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller: ISBN 0486292495

Rip Van Winkle, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (links to free online versions of these stories will be provided on the class page).

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Instructor Bio

Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace is a homeschool mom of three with a brilliant homeschool graduate in her third year at Anderson University and still happily teaching a poetic high school senior and a fantastic eighth grader. Amy earned a Bachelor of Science in counseling and guidance from the University of Louisville (Go CARDS!) and regularly applied her degree to writing Dark Chocolate Suspense—high-action suspense that delves deep into heart issues—for Random House/ Multnomah and Harvest House Publishers. Her counseling degree also comes in handy when homeschooling, speaking, teaching English and novel writing, and leading writing workshops and online classes for writing professionals. Amy is also a commissioned Stephen’s Minister.

Her novels include the Place of Refuge series: Hiding in Plain Sight, Nowhere to Run, the Defenders of Hope Series: Ransomed Dreams, Healing Promises, and Enduring Justice, and she is a contributing author of A Novel Idea: Best Advice on Writing Inspirational Fiction, God Answers Moms’ Prayers, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes.

 In her spare time, Amy loves hiking, basketball, running, reading, and healthy eating. Her greatest passion is to glorify God by enjoying Him to the fullest and showing by example what it means to dream big and live a life that touches hearts and leads people into a deep relationship with Christ.

Email: amy@amywallace.com

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