NOTE: A student must be at least twelve years old by September 1, 2023, to register for this class for the 2023-24 school year.
Seventh grade is a great time for students to sharpen the skills they have been taught and add some new ones to challenge their active minds. This class is designed to do just that through the four areas of language study: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Students will learn a good deal of new vocabulary and analyze literature while delving into discussions of the themes of some excellent novels. These include The Secret Garden (Burnett), Number the Stars (Lowry), Prince Caspian (C.S. Lewis), Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls), My Side of the Mountain (Jean George), and Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O’Dell)
Each week, we review English grammar through various exercises in which students will thoroughly review parts of speech, phrases, and clauses through parsing and diagramming.
Throughout the year, students will also write for five different purposes: journal, expository, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive. Using Writeshop I, students will have the opportunity to learn how to construct a persuasive essay. Students will also learn editing skills. By the end of the year, students will have a written portfolio and have done a few speaking presentations. Students will receive tips on how to speak to an audience throughout the year.
Supply fee: $65
Tuition: $550/year or 10 monthly payments of $55.
Textbooks: WriteShop I Student Workbook
Parents provide all novels and WriteShop Student Workbook for the class
Materials Needed: 1-inch 3-ring binder, notebook paper, 8 dividers, markers, and Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Thesaurus
Class time: 2 hours, once weekly
*Withdrawal fee after 9/30 of that school year is 3 months of tuition.
*The Supply Fee is due upon registration.
*The Supply Fee is non-refundable after September 1st.