MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSES - $125 PER STUDENT

English 5/6: Instructor – Cindy Fawcett

This English class will focus on strengthening the basic grammar and writing skills a student needs for middle school classes. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding and mastering of foundational grammar concepts. Writing assignments will used to develop the young writer’s sentence and paragraph structure and to master the five-paragraph essay. We will be using the fun Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day as our vocabulary text.  Daily Grammar assignments will be graded by the parent at home using the Teacher Edition.  Grammar tests and writing assignments will be collected and graded by the instructor.


Required Texts:

Easy Grammar Grade 5 Student Workbook   ISBN: 9780936981451

Easy Grammar Grade 5 Teacher Edition   ISBN: 9780936981413 (required for grading daily grammar assignments)

Easy Grammar Grade 6 Student Workbook   ISBN: 9780936981468

Easy Grammar Grade 6 Teacher Edition   ISBN: 9780936981444 (required for grading daily grammar assignments)

**  Vocabulary Cartoons ISBN: 978-1939389091  (*THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECTED AS OF 7/29)


English 7/8: Instructor – Cindy Fawcett 

This middle school level course will focus on strengthening the student’s writing and grammar skills. Writing assignments will be used to master the grammar students are learning, as well as providing a foundation to prepare them for high school level essays. Additionally, the students will be introduced to Greek and Latin word roots for their vocabulary assignments. You will need to purchase the appropriate grade level text for your child. Students will also need 3x5 index cards, a box to store/carry the cards, plus a green pen and red pen (or pencils) for vocabulary.  Daily Grammar assignments will be graded at home. Chapter tests will be provided by and graded by the instructor.


Required Texts:

7th Graders:

IEW Fix It! Book 1, The Nose Tree, ISBN 978-1623411428

Teacher Edition, ISBN 978-1623411718


8th Graders:

IEW Fix It! Book 2, Robin Hood, ISBN 978-1623411435

Teacher Edition, ISBN 978-1623411794


7th & 8th Graders will use the same workbook:

Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook, ISBN 978-0936981147

Teacher Edition, ISBN 978-0-936981-130 



Literature B - Instructor – Gladie Green  

Literature B This course is designed to encourage readers to discover books throughout world history. The novel reading and work level will be 7th - 9th grade. We will read and analyze award-winning novels throughout the year. The writing will be based on topics in the novels. There will be weekly assignments based on the novels as well as in-class dictations to strengthen listening and grammar skills. We will incorporate vocabulary development in our analysis of the novels.  If you have questions about this class, please contact Mrs. Green at  weedyacres@windstream.net or call 859-351-2990.

Copy Fee: $5 

Required Texts:

1st Semester

  1. Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  2. Hittite Warrior, Joanne Williamson
  3. Myths and Folk Tales Around the World, Robert R. Potter
  4. Archimedes and the Door of Science, Jeanne Dendick
  5. The Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
  6. Son of Charlemagne, Barbara Willard
  7. Adam of the Road, Elizabeth Jane Gray
  8. The Beduins’ Gazelle, Frances Temple


2nd Semester

  1. The Samurai’s Tale, Erik Christian Haugaard
  2. In Search of Honor, Donna Lynn Hess
  3. The Good Master, Kate Seredy
  4. Angel on the Square, Gloria Whalen
  5. Year of Impossible Goodbyes, Sock Choi
  6. I Am David, Anne Holm
  7. Chu Ju’s House, Gloria Whelan
  8. The Breadwinner, Deborah Ellis

Novels (student responsibility to purchase/borrow, e-books are acceptable as well)


Literature D:

Instructor – Gladie Green

This course is designed for the more experienced writer. The novel reading and work level will be 7th - 9th grade. We will read and analyze award-winning novels throughout the year. The writing will be based on topics in the novels. There will be weekly assignments based on the novels as well as in-class dictations to strengthen listening and grammar skills. We will incorporate vocabulary development in our analysis of the novels. If you have questions about this class, please contact Mrs. Green at  weedyacres@windstream.net or call 859-351-2990.

Required Texts:

1st Semester

  1. The Shining Company—Rosemary Sutcliff
  2. The Gammage Cup—Carol Kendall
  3. The Outlaws of Sherwood—Robin McKinney
  4. The Ramsay Scallop—Frances Temple
  5. Pilgrim’s Progress in Today’s English—John Bunyan/James Thomas
  6. Robinson Crusoe—Daniel Defoe
  7. A Parcel of Patterns—Jill Walsh
  8. Till We have Faces—CS Lewis
  9. A Christmas Carol—Charles Dickens

2nd Semester

  1. The Wise Woman and Other Stories—George McDonald
  2. Twelfth Night Modern English Version Side-by-side—William Shakespeare
  3. Going Solo—Ronald Dahl
  4. The Hawk and the Dove—Penelope Wilcock
  5. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH—Robert O’Brien
  6. The Best of Father Brown—Gilbert Chesterton
  7. Pictures of Hollis Woods—Patricia Reilly Giff
  8. Enchantress from the Stars—Sylvia Engdahl
  9.  Wonder—Raquel J. Palacio 

(student responsibility to purchase/borrow all books on reading list, e-books are acceptable as well)



Creative Writing: Instructor – Cindy Fawcett  

Writing can be fun! This class will focus on the creative writing process while emphasizing good sentence structure, correct grammar, and proper punctuation. We will write stories, narratives, and poetry without anguish or anxiety in a positive environment. All writing will take place in class (no homework). This class is open to all students whether you have written award winning essays or tremble at the thought of writing a paragraph. No text required.

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH CLASSES - $125 PER STUDENT

English 1/2: Instructor – Sarah Russell, dizzyhappymama@gmail.com

This course will be a combined class for English levels 1 and 2. The major writing assignments for the year will be a character analysis, research essay, persuasive speech, book reports, and a sonnet. We will also have weekly vocabulary words.


Daily grammar work will be graded by the parent at home. (*You will need to purchase or borrow the Teacher's Edition to do this.) Grammar tests, literature assignments, and writing assignments will be collected and graded by the instructor.


Required Texts:

For 9th Graders:

Fix It Grammar, Book 3 : Frog Prince or Just Deserts, ISBN 9781623411756
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons: Grade 9,
ISBN 9780936981598


For 10th Graders:

Fix It Grammar, Book 4: Little Mermaid, ISBN 978623411763
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons: Grade 10,
ISBN 9780936981642


Entire Class Reads:

Rudyard Kipling: The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories, Dover Edition ISBN: 9780486280516, (available on Amazon $4)
Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
I will let you know in the syllabus when we will read these books so that you can borrow or purchase them in time. The Rudyard Kipling book will be needed beginning September 9.


Summer Reading:

Please read two of the following books and complete a book report for each novel. These reports will be due on Monday, September 9. Each report must be at least one page, typed. It must give a brief summary of the book and tell your opinion of it.

1. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
2. A Man Called Peter, Catherine Marshall
3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
4. The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom
5. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
6. The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emmuska Orczy
7. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria Augusta Von Trapp
8. The Book of Deacon, Joseph Lallo
9. The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida
10. And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
11. Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott
12. Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank B Gilbreth Jr.
13. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
14. The Forgetting, Sharon Cameron
15. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee


 

English 3/4 (British Literature): Instructor: Cindy Fawcett 

This course will focus on literature and writing to prepare the high school student for college. Writing instruction will include the following essays: narrative, descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argumentative. Grammar will be reviewed using Easy Grammar Ultimate workbooks and the Fix It! workbooks will prepare the students for the editing and revising skills needed for advanced writing. In addition, we will be exploring British literature through reading classic novels and short stories.  


Daily grammar assignments will be corrected at home. Writing assignments and grammar tests will be collected and graded by the instructor.


Required Texts:

For 11th grade
Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons - Grade 11  Student Workbook  ISBN 978-0-936981-604     
Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons - Grade 11   TEACHER EDITION  ISBN 978-0-936981-611

Fix It!  Chanticleer Book 5 ISBN  978-1623411442

Teacher Edition ISBN 978-1623411732

For 12th grade: 
Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons - Grade 12 Student Workbook  ISBN 978-0-936981-567  
Easy Grammar® Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons - Grade 12    TEACHER EDITION ISBN 978-0-936981-550 

Fix It! Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  ISBN 978-1623411770

Teacher Edition ISBN 978-1623411817


Literature Selections for the Entire Class:

Oliver Twist, Dickens

to be read before our first class meeting


Beowolf  (we will use an online source, purchase unnecessary)

Selected Canterbury Tales (online source)

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson

Gulliver’s Travels, Swift

And Then There Were None, Christy

Lord of the Flies, Golding

Animal Farm, Orwell

The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde

Right Ho, Jeeves!, Wodehouse