Course: High School Literature and Composition – English I & II
Grade Level: 9-10
Day/Time: Tuesday 8:20 – 9:50am OR Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 (Noon) OR Tuesday 12:15 – 1:45pm OR Tuesday 1:55 – 3:25pm OR Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm
Instructors: Shelley George (all sections except Tuesdays 1:55 – 3:25) and Olivia Oster (Tuesday from 1:55 – 3:25pm; see next class)
Cost: $78 per month + $50 application fee
Books:  A Beka World Literature Classics for Christians, Volume 4, 4th Edition, 2012 (paperback/softcover); Write Source Grade 10 Skillsbook, ISBN: 978-0547-4846-31; the 10th grade workbook will be used for the 2021-2022 year, and the 9th grade workbook will be used for 2022-2023. The comprehensive workbooks cover similar concepts but with different exercises.  Write Source Student Book 10, ISBN: 0-669-00907-5. (If you own the Write Source Student Book from last year’s Literature and Composition grades 9-10 class, you do not need to purchase Student Book 10; they both cover the same material.) Books may be purchased at rainbowresource.com, cbd.comamazon.comgreatsource.com, or barnesandnoble.com.
Description: God’s redemptive work and man’s sin will be addressed as we take a journey around the globe.  Robert Frost, Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, Martin Luther, Hannah Hurnard, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Isaac Watts,  Leo Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, John Milton, Homer, Plato, Virgil, and Aesop are just a few of the authors that will be a part of our celebration through World Literature. Extensive reading, 5-paragraph essays, vocabulary tests, weekly journal responses and other literary projects will be assigned.  Each semester students will choose a biography to read and analyze, in addition to the required reading.  The Write Source books will equip students with strong grammar skills, polish their existing sentence structure, and help prepare them for the grammar section of the ACT.  A 2-year rotation of books is incorporated so your child can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, tests, etc.  Next year, in 2022-2023, we will focus on American Literature.
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) 3-ring Binder, Notebook Paper, Pencil, colored pens, and a Journal or Spiral Notebook to use as a Journal.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English I & II
Grade Level:
 9-10
Day/Time: Tuesday 1:55 – 3:25pm
Instructor: Olivia Oster
Cost: $78 per month + $50 application fee
Books:  Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salmon Rushdie, ISBN# 9780140157376; Les Miserables, High School Edition, by Victor Hugo, ISBN# 1549764748City of the Beasts, by Isabel Allende, ISBN# B00C7GBJX2; Zenzele, by Nozipo Maraire, ISBN# 0385318227.  All books are available at amazon.com.
Description:  We will begin this year’s literature journey around the world in India with an allegory about the beauty of stories and then move onto France to visit with a famous author and learn about the story that has inspired the iconic musical, Les Miserables. After trekking in the Brazilian rain forest, we’ll take a trip into the fictional past of China, (through short stories posted online and/or handed out in class) then end our year discovering some beautiful African history and wisdom. Throughout our journey, we will be faithfully applying a Biblical worldview to encourage and enliven our reading, our writing, and our faith as well as using references from classical literature. The books will be read in the order they are listed above.  Grammar, punctuation, and essay writing will also be covered through class grammar starters, handouts, and weekly assignments. It is my prayer for these students that they will grow in faith and understand better the breadth, excitement, and wonder of being a Christian in today’s world through these works of literature. Five-paragraph essays, vocabulary tests, weekly journal responses, and other literary projects will be assigned. A two-year rotation of books is incorporated, so your child can take the class two years in a row without repeating information, homework, or tests.  Next year, in 2022-2023, we will focus on American Literature.  You can check the class blog (hhlosterlit.blogspot.com) to gain more insight into this class, its literary works, and the grammar lessons.
Supplies List: 3 Ring Binder with Divider, Pencils and at least three different colors of pen/fine tipped markers.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English III & IV
Grade Level: 11-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:40 – 2:10pm OR Thursday 10:30 – 12:00 (Noon) OR Thursday 12:15 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Shelley George
Cost: $78 per month + $50 registration fee
Books:  Write Source Student Book, ISBN# 0-669-00908-3 (If you have the Write Source Student Book from last year’s Literature and Composition grades 9-10 class, you can use it – instead of purchasing this new one); Write Source Program Skillsbook Grade 12, ISBN# 9780547484679. The 12th grade workbook will be used for the 2021-2022 year, and the 11th grade workbook will be used for 2022-2023.  The comprehensive workbooks cover very similar concepts but with different exercises.  Other books may be purchased at rainbowresource.com, cbd.comamazon.com, or barnesandnoble.com (1-800-THE-BOOK).  Students also need to purchase one book* from each of the five sections below:

Section 1 – Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis; Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan or Confessions by St. Augustine

Section 2 – The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Lord of the Flies,by William Golding or The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Section 3 – Night, by Elie Wiesel; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne or Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Section 4 – Improving your Serve, by Charles R. Swindoll; The Starbucks Experience, by Joseph Michelli; The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell or The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey

Section 5 – David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, or A Tale of Two Cities (all by Charles Dickens)
*We have not listed ISBN numbers for the “section (1-5) books” because it does not matter which copy you purchase.  All of these books have been published multiple times and should be easy to find.
Description: Take a wild literary ride through some of the greatest classics! We will embark on a literary journey that will engage students and help them develop stronger reading and writing skills.  Students will read, analyze, and respond to thought-provoking works. The literary works will be discussed from a Biblical worldview and universal themes will be addressed. Extensive reading, vocabulary tests, weekly journal responses, 5-paragraph essays, and other literary projects will be assigned. Each semester students will choose a biography to read and analyze, in addition to the required reading.  The Write Source books will equip students with strong grammar skills, polish their existing sentence structure, and help prepare them for the grammar section of the ACT.  A 2-year rotation of books is incorporated so your student can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, tests, etc.  Next year, in 2022-2023, we will focus on British Literature.
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) 3-ring Binder, Notebook Paper, Pencil, colored pens, and a Journal or Spiral Notebook to use as a Journal.

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