Course: Middle School Literature and Composition
Grade Level:
 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am (This section is now FULL) OR Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm (This is the ONLY section that has space) OR Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm (This section is now FULL)
Instructor: Shelley George (9:00 – 10:30am & 2:15 – 3:45pm) and Olivia Oster 12:35 – 2:05pm
Cost: $61 per month + $30 registration fee
Books: The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, ISBN# 978-0395137192; Real Kids Adventures #6: The Dangerous Voyage, by Dave Gustaveson, ISBN# 0927545829; A Boy of Two Worlds, by Lorna Eglin, ISBN# 9781845501266 or A Girl of Two Worlds, by Lorna Eglin, ISBN# 9781857928396; Heroes of the Faith: Some Gave All, ISBN# 1597891193; Write Source 2000, ISBN# 978-0669467741; Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook, ISBN# 978-0-936981-147. Shop used online at AmazonAbeBookshalf.com, etc. If you have trouble locating a copy of the Easy Grammar, go to easygrammar.com or call 480-502-9454.
Description: Our class will travel through splendid books that captivate readers with dynamic plots and inspiring protagonists. Students will acquire the basic tools needed to distinguish between a Biblical worldview and a secular worldview as presented in literature. Extensive reading, various writing assignments, vocabulary quizzes, weekly journal responses and several projects will be assigned. Each semester students will choose a biography to read and analyze, in addition to the required reading. We also offer an Advanced Reading Program for students who want to tackle more than the books covered in class. We use a 3-year rotation of various books, which are never repeated, so students can enter as 6th graders and take this class until they are ready for High School Literature and Composition grades 9-10 (English I/II).

Course: Middle School Literature and Composition
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm
Instructor: Peter Bradshaw (see unique book and course information below)
Cost: $61 per month + $30 registration fee
Books: The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, ISBN# 9781593081096; Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls, ISBN # 978-0440412670; Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, ISBN# 978-0060512637; The House at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne, ISBN # 978-0525444442; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by C.S. Lewis, ISBN# 978-0064405027; Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, ISBN# 9781593082659; Writing with Skill, Level 1: Student Workbook, by Susan Wise Bauer, ISBN# 978-1933339535.
Description: Through the reading of several classic books, students will begin to learn to see themselves as characters in a grand story which is being written by a good Father. Throughout the course of the year, students will commit beautiful lines of poetry to memory, while having their imagination be colored by stories which are truly lovely. Class discussion will center on reading for depth and meaning, as well as looking at how stories can “read us” and instruct us when read with humility. Students will also focus on essential writing skills such as summary, analysis, and explanation. Several formal literary papers will be assigned, along with several informal, personal pieces. We also offer an Advanced Reading Program for students who want to tackle more than the books covered in class. We use a 3-year rotation of various books, which are never repeated, so students can enter as 6th graders and take this class until they are ready for High School Literature and Composition grades 9-10 (English I/II).