7-8 Language Arts

Western Literature, Grammar, and Writing  2021-2022

Mondays, 1:00-3:00

Instructor: Kathy Zimmerman (B.A. English)       zimmermank517@gmail.com       832-640-1311

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: Western Literature, Grammar, and Writing takes students on an survey of Western Civilization as we study the exciting historic fiction, spanning Ancient Egypt through modern times. Students will master the broad sweep of the history Western Civilization, experiencing the time periods through engaging stories and characters. Students develop vocabulary, literary, and writing skills through regular essay assignments that interact with the nine novels being studied, as well as completing projects and presentations on different time periods, figures, and events. Grammar is studied with Shurley English Level 6. Students should be expected to work on assignments at home at least 2-3 hrs each week.

Required Books:

  • Trial & Triumph
    Richard M. Hannula
  • Mara, Daughter of the Nile
    Eloise J. McGraw
  • The Hittite Warrior
    Joanne S. Williamson
  • The Trojan War
    Olivia Coolidge
  • The Mystery of the Roman Ransom
    Henry Winterfeld, Fritz Biermann, and Edith McCormick
  • A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Minerva
    E.L. Konigsburg 
  • Mary, Bloody Mary
    Carolyn Meyer 
  • The Iron Peacock
    Mary Stetson Clarke
  • Snow Treasure
    Marie McSwigan
  • I am David
    Anne Holm and L. W. Kingsland
  • Shurley English Level 6 Homeschool Edition workbook

Required Materials:
Three-ring binder with five dividers (Assignments, Writing, Vocabulary, Maps, Timeline) 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.