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
THE SECTION ON WEDNESDAY FROM 10:40am – 12:10pm IS FULL
Instructors: Shelley George
Cost: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Books: A Beka World Literature Classics for Christians, Vol. 4, 3rd Edition, 2008 (paperback/softcover); Write Source Grade 10 Skillsbook, ISBN: 978-0547-4846-31 (Please purchase the skillsbook from hmhco.com or 1-800-289-4490); 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 CBDAmazongreatsource.com, or Barnes & Noble.
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 2018-2019, we will focus on American Literature.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English I & II
Grade Level:
 9-10
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 1:55 – 3:25pm
Instructor: Peter Bradshaw
Cost: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Books: A Beka World Literature Classics for Christians, Vol. 4, 3rd Edition, 2008 (paperback/softcover); On the Incarnation, by St. Athanasius of Alexandria, ISBN # 978-1537586311; The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, ISBN # 978-1987817942; The Practice of the Presence of God, By Brother Lawrence, ISBN # 978-0883681053, Writing with Skill, Level 2 Student Workbook, by Susan Wise Bauer, ISBN # 978-1933339610. Books may be purchased at CBDAmazongreatsource.com, or Barnes & Noble. Writing with Skill can be purchased at Well Trained Mind.
Description: A book is a shadow of a person and there is much to be learned, even from shadows. Students enrolled in this course will continue to practice using the tools of the trade in the study of Literature. There will be emphasis on reading for meaning, properly interpreting a text, and development of vocabulary. Students will be assigned both formal and personal writing pieces. An end of the year a cumulative paper will put all they have learned into practice, as they use the texts to argue a thesis which they have crafted. The Writing with Skill book will be used to hone the skills of outlining, summary, and essay writing. 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 2018-2019, we will focus on American Literature.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English III & IV
Grade Level:
 11-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm OR Thursday 10:30 – 12:00 (Noon) OR Thursday 12:15 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Shelley George
Cost: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Books: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton, ISBN#  9780446574754; The Odyssey, by Homer and translated by R.L. Eickhoff, ISBN #0312869010; Write Source Grade 11 Skillsbook, ISBN# 9780547484655 (Skillsbook can be purchased at hmhco.com or 1-800-289-4490 for $8); 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 (Skillsbook can be purchased at hmhco.com or 1-800-289-4490). Other books may be purchased at CBDAmazon, or Barnes & Noble (1-800-THE-BOOK). Please buy the skillsbook that corresponds to your child’s grade level, and make sure you purchase the correct translation of The Odyssey. Last, we will provide you with a Classical Literature workbook on the first day of class, and we will bill you $12 in August for this resource.
Description: Take a literary ride through ancient texts with the Greeks and Romans! Our literary journey will include exposure to Achilles, Zeus, Antigone, Oedipus, Cupid, the Cyclops, Odysseus, and many more! Students will read, analyze, and respond to selected works. These 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 2018-2019, we will focus on British Literature.

Course: CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien (fall semester only)
Grade Level:
 10-12
Day/Time: Thursday 8:20 – 9:50am
Cost: $71 per month + $20 registration fee
Instructor: Shelley George
Books: Fellowship of the Ring (Part one of Tolkien’s Trilogy) ISBN# 0618002227; Surprised by Joy (Lewis) ISBN# 0156870118; Tolkien and CS Lewis: The Gift of Friendship, by Colin Duriez, ISBN# 1587680262; and C. S. Lewis’ Letters to Children, ISBN# 0684823721. Any copy of the required books will work, as long as it is not an abridged or child’s version. Books may be found at at CBD or Amazon.
Description: Experience the creative genius of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien for a semester. Journey through several literary masterpieces and encounter timeless characters face-to-face as we journey through the worlds of Lewis and Tolkien. Write a 5-paragraph essay on the friendship of Tolkien and Lewis; create a project based on Fellowship of the Ring; pen poems using examples in The Hobbit. This course will also explore Tolkien’s role in Lewis’ transformation from a self-proclaimed atheist to a Christian. Optional Recommendation: Read The Hobbit before the course starts.

Of note, our Contemporary Christian Authors is only offered every other year.  Since this class was offered in the 2016-2017 year, the next time it will be offered will be in the 2018-2019 year.

Course: College Composition (spring semester only)
Grade Level:
 11-12 (advanced 10th graders may register)
Day/Time: Thursday 8:20 – 9:50am
Instructor: Shelley George
Cost: $71 per month + $20 registration fee
Book: Write for College 2007 Handbook, ISBN# 0-669-00031-0 (soft cover or hardcover). Book may be purchased through greatsource.com or by calling 1-800-289-4490. You may be able to locate used copies online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Description: This course encourages students in their preparation to be independent, successful collegiate writers. Students will read and discuss a variety of common college assignments. They will develop the academic skills and thought patterns needed to successfully complete the writing process required at the collegiate level. Library resources, MLA and APA Handbooks, and internet tools will be explored in completing written assignments. Nine essays and two research papers will be completed during the semester. The first research paper will use MLA format; the second research paper will use APA format.

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