Prerequisite: Intermediate Writing and Literature or Advanced Writing and Literature II
Course Description: This class is recommended for students in 10th – 12th grades. Using the Modern Language Association (MLA) format, editing skills, creative writing, research papers, thesis essays, proper source citing, debating/forensic strategies, and oral presentations will be developed to an independent, advanced level. Higher-level thinking including analysis, evaluation, and exposition will be applied. Students will create museum Memory Walks to honor teenagers of the Holocaust. Reading in a variety of genres to teach empathy, history and group dynamics. Students who take this course will be expected to complete all assignments and to conduct themselves as responsible students in order to advance to College Preparatory. All instruction and class discussion will be guided by our Christian worldview. It is necessary to strengthen that viewpoint, and therefore our abiding faith in God, by discussing themes and characters’ choices that may come in conflict with our position. Rest assured, our Heavenly Father is invited to every class and is the center of our discussions. This class fills quickly! Please register immediately.
Novels may include: Swipe by Evan Angler, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Barnes & Noble Classics, Fine Creative Media, Inc.; We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust compiled by Jacob Boas, Scholastic Inc.; Lord of the Flies by William Golding; To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Shakespeare’s Tragedy/Comedy Unit including Much Ado About Nothing: No Fear Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Spark Publishing, 2004.
Instructor: Pamela Sperbeck, (804) 852-7785, firstname.lastname@example.org (emailing is preferred)
Tuition: $495 per year, payable $55 per month
Copy Fee: $75 yearly copy fee per student
Text: access to a collegiate or online dictionary (may be kept at home).
Class Maximum: 16 students
Class Minimum: 4 students