ENGLISH & WRITING CLASS OPTIONS:
UPDATE 7/23: CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED ON TUESDAY, not WED as previously advertised.
30 weeks/ $250 per semester or $475 if paid fully by 8/15.
I PROVIDE THE CONSUMABLE TEXTBOOK, Grammar for Middle School by Killgallon and printed material from the website Grammar Revolution. While this book says “middle school,” I have found it to be a very rigorous instruction on topics 9th and 10th graders usually don’t know. We cover grammar basics, thesis statements, paragraph structure, and we finish with a five paragraph essay. Students MUST already know the 8 parts of speech. Outside of class, there will be approximately 3 hours of homework per week during first semester, and fours hours per week during second semester.
30 weeks/ $250 per semester or $475 if paid full by 8/15.
I LOAN THE HARDBACK TEXTBOOK, Prentice Hall: The American Experience. This is a traditional high school American literature class structured chronologically. We will cover American literature through short stories, poems, and plays through six major literary eras. Students, especially those seeking Honors credit, are encouraged to participate in the adjacent book clubs for the American novels, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and Fahrenheit 451. Outside of class, there will be approximately fours hours of homework per week; however, this will depend on reading speed. (We will make book club substitutions if students have already read these texts.)
BOOK CLUB: TUESDAYS 12:45-2:00 Club Minimum 4
30 weeks/ Payment month to month. $25-$50 per book. $300 for ALL if paid fully by 8/15. Specifics for each month are provided on the schedule.
Students will need to obtain their own copies of the novels. Reading schedules and discussion schedules will be posted on Google classroom. Outside of class, there will be very little homework apart from reading the novels and preparing for discussions. For each book, an optional five paragraph literary analysis essays will be due the final week of book club. I will provide extensive feedback and grades, and we will discuss all the essays during week 4. Parents can determine whether or not to require the essay each month. I am offering a free preliminary book club on Charlotte’s Web on Aug 30th. Parents and students can read the novel, which is surprisingly deep, and we will do some literary analysis and develop a literary essay together.
Recommended for ages 12-18 depending on the book.
15 weeks Nov-Feb either Wed or Fri. Performances Mar 1-2. Cost approx $200. Official Registration will not take place until October; however, please complete the registration to vote for your preferred rehearsal time AND play selection. Students will need to purchase the NO FEAR edition of the selected play script. I provide an abridged script after casting.
- Once the indicated class minimums are met, you will receive an emailed invoice for payment by August 15th.
- Registration will close on July 31st. If class minimums are not met, registrants will receive an email that the class for which they have registered has been canceled. Book Club registration will take place monthly.
- If payments for the minimum number of students are not made by August 15th, the class or club will be canceled and those who have paid will be refunded.
- If second semester minimums are not met and paid by December 15th, those who have paid for the full year will be refunded the cost of the second semester.
- NO REFUNDS will be issued UNLESS a class or club is canceled. Families who withdraw from a class or club before its completion will not be refunded.
A separate registration must be completed for each student. Students MUST have a working personal email address and ability to complete work via Google Documents and Google Classroom. Due to the nature of Google Classroom’s assignment settings, students may not use a parent email account for work submission. I work collaboratively with students through Google Classroom; therefore, that is the word processor on which students must compose their assignments and submit them.
To register for classes or express preferences/ interest in Shakespeare, complete the form attached. ALSO note in comments if you prefer the Tuesday class option.