7-8 Language Arts

7-8  Eastern Literature, Grammar, and Writing  2018-2019

Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00

Instructor: Kathy Zimmerman     zimmermanj@aol.com

Tuition: $550 per year or 10 equal installments of $55

Supply Fee: $75 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 6 students required for this class to progress.

Course Description: Eastern Literature, Grammar, and Writing takes students on an exotic adventure through the Eastern countries as we study the exciting literature of the Eastern hemisphere. Students learn about the culture of the countries, focusing on their religious beliefs and the mission work going on today. Students develop vocabulary and writing skills through regular essay assignments that interact with the nine novels being studied, as well as completing projects and presentations on different countries, figures, and events. Grammar is studied with Rules of Game, Level 2. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 2-3  hrs each week.

Required Books:

  • Year of Impossible Goodbyes
    Sook Nyui Choi
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
    Scott O’Dell
  • Homeless Bird
    Gloria Whelan
  • Beduin’s Gazelle
    Frances Temple
  • Master Puppeteer
    Katherine Paterson
  • Ghost in the Taikado Inn
    Dorothy and Thomas Hobler
  • Land I Lost
    Quang Nhuong Huynh
  • Eric Liddel: Something Greater than Gold
    Janet and Geoff Benge
  • Shadow Spinner
    Susan Fletcher
  • Rules of the Game (Grammar through Discovery) Book 2+,
    Mary Page, Peter Guthrie, Sloan Sable(ISBN:  978-0838822395)

Required supplies: 

  • Three-ring binder with five dividers (Assignments, Writing, Vocabulary, Maps, Prayer) and looseleaf paper
  • Pencils, pens, highlighters, red pen
  • Colored pencils
  • Access to a computer, internet, email, and a printer, as well as ink and paper.