High School Composition

High School Composition  2021-2022

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00

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

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

Supply Fee: $50 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 4 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 24.

Course Description: Having a substantial grasp of English grammar and sentence structure, your students are ready to learn to compose in various writing formats. It’s the time to take off the writing “training wheels.” Creating short stories, essay writing, etc. will help them develop their skills. Composition teaches them to turn phrases and to lead the reader through a cleverly composed piece.

Veritas Press and the publishers of WORLD Magazine have partnered to create a text that challenges students to engage in purposeful writing. Rather than rely on the “canned assignments” common in other curricula, the text tackles the fundamentals of essay writing and persuasion as well as introduces students to the power of storytelling. Students will learn, not only how to argue for their beliefs, but how to express themselves in their own, unique voice.

Students will be expected to work on assignments at home 1-2 hrs per week.

Required Materials:
Composition 1: Invention and Persuasion, (Veritas Press)
(ISBN: 978-1936648467 ) $49

Supplies:
2 inch 3 ring binder

loose leaf paper
pencils/pens