7 Language Arts

7 Language Arts Course  2017-2018

Mondays 1:00 – 3:00

Instructor:  Ingrid Stassi         ingridstassiatcpc@yahoo.com  or 281-240-9389

Tuition: $500 per year or 10 equal installments of $50

Supply Fee: $30 per year due at registration

*NOTE: Minimum number of students for this course to progress is 6.

Course Description: This course is Part 1 of a two-year complete course, spanning both middle grade years, giving a complete Middle School Language Arts survey of composition, grammar, and literature. Book club type discussions of selected literature help students with reading comprehension, critical thinking and literary analysis. Students will read one book per month and will learn the structure of literature and literary devices. An in-depth study of poetry will include different types of poetic devices, poetry writing, and analysis.  The Shurley English Method is used for a strong foundation in the mechanics of the English language. Students will learn writing strategies that use the writing process to plan, draft and revise paragraphs and essays. Creative writing exercises are used to enhance creative expression. Homework includes reading one book per month, as well as weekly grammar and writing assignments. Chapter tests and vocabulary tests are given to assess grammar skills, literary concepts and vocabulary.

Required Materials:
Shurley English Method Level 7 Softcover Student Textbook $16
Essentials in Writing Level 7 – Select the Additional Level 7 Workbook option $32
A composition notebook  to use as a journal.

The following literature is required (listed in the order of need). Links are posted for Amazon.com, but you may use any resource to purchase these titles. It does not matter what version is used, as long as it is not a revised version. Free versions are acceptable and can be found online. Links to the Free Amazon Kindle versions are posted.

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Watership Down by Richard Adams

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol 

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card