This is a 30 week, 1.5 hour, middle school language arts course focused on build student’s grammar awareness, vocabulary, critical reading, and basic writing skills. During our fall semester, we will read a selection from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe each week, and – using the student study guide from Memoria Press as a framework – we will discuss the chapter critically in class before working through writing prompts to stretch our narrative, descriptive, and augmentative muscles! During the spring semester, we will tackle J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit using the same method. We will also spend time each class going over grammatical concepts and building our vocabulary.
Our class will largely be discussion-based, with the majority of our course time spent examining and discussing evidence and synthesizing what we’ve learned through small group interaction and in-class writing assignments and short projects.
Supplies provided by the Instructor: Individual copies of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Hobbit along with in class materials such as hand outs, worksheets, etc.
Provided by the Student:
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Student Study Guide by Memoria Press
- The Hobbit Student Study Guide by Memoria Press
- The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson
Class Homework Requirements: On average, students can expect to spend about 30-40 minutes, four days a week working on out of class reading or assignments. Students should always bring their current text and a notebook to class.
Time: 10:45 – 12:15
Class Fees: $350
Supply fee: $80
Tutor: Brittany Lyles
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.