7-8 Western Literature, Grammar, and Writing 2023-2024

Mondays, 8:30-10:30

Instructor: Kathy Zimmerman (B.A. English) zimmermank517@gmail.com

Tuition: $650 per year or 10 equal installments of $65

Supply Fee: $75 per year, due at registration

Instructor accepts: cash, check, Venmo, and Zelle

*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 Bronze Bow
Elizabeth Speare
In Search of Honor
Donna Hess
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.