Classes

2013-2014

Heritage Learning Tuesday Class Schedule

All classes meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 West California, Kalispell, Montana

**As of August 1 2013, Classes listed in GRAY are full. **

Many of the open classes only have 1-2 remaining spots.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Heritage Learning via phone or email.

 

Class timesK-3rd K-1st 2nd-3rd Class Times

3rd-12th

3rd-4th 4th -6th  7th-8th 9th-12th
8:10-9:20 Art

Chemistry/physics 

8:05-9:20 Classical Studies Literature Writing/Grammar Chemistry/physics
9:25-10:35 Literature   Writing/Grammar 9:25-10:40 Chemistry/physics* Classical Studies       1. Cultural Geography (7th-9th)

2. Advanced Art (6th-12th)

3. Literature (10th -12th )

10:35-10:45 Recess
10:45-11:55 Classical Studies
 Art
10:45-11:55

Vocal

Chemistry/physics Writing/Grammar
11:55-12:25 LUNCH 11:55-12:25 LUNCH
12:25-1:35 Chemistry/physics Classical Studies 12:25-1:40   Writing/Grammar Art 1. Art (7th -12th )

2. Latin II (7th-12th).

1:40-2:45

Vocal

1:45-2:55

 Art

Chemistry/physics 1. Literature (7th-9th)

2. Geometry (7th -12th)

2:45-2:55

Recess

3:00-4:10

Art (K-3)

Literature

3:00-4:15

Literature

Writing/Grammar

Vocal

All classes, instructors, and times are subject to change.

Families will be responsible for purchasing all required textbooks listed in the class descriptions.

ART

Art:  Basic Elements of Drawing and Design

Instructor:  Trina Karow

Grade/Time:

Text:      none

This is a systematic drawing class that features one-on-one and group instruction appropriate to the age level and ability of each student. Three-dimensional study, perspective drawing, and design will be included. Students will learn about the elements of art including line, shape, color, and texture. They will be taught color theory and basic art vocabulary as they are exposed to design principles and as they explore different techniques.    They will experiment with various media including pencil, pen, marker, watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, and some form of sculpture. Examples from art history (including work by Van Gogh, El Greco, O’Keefe, Audobon, and more) will be used to foster the student’s desire to learn from the masters, as well as to aid in composition and creativity.

Classes will tour the Hockaday Museum of Art and student artwork will be displayed during various shows throughout the year.  For returning students, this course will build on the techniques learned in previous school year(s), and is also appropriate for students with no formal art background.  This class will allow students to use their God given talent for structured creativity.

Art:  Intermediate Elements of Drawing and Design (Level 1 and 2)

Grade/Time/Instructor: 

6th-12th:  9:30-10:40 (Trina Karow)
7th-12th:  12:25-1:40 (Theresa Paolini)
2nd-4th: 1:45-2:55  (Theresa Paolini)
4th-6th: 12:25-1:40  (Trina Karow)              

Text:      none

This is a systematic drawing class that features one-on-one and group instruction appropriate to the age level and ability of each student. Three-dimensional study, perspective drawing, and design will be included. Students will learn about the elements of art including line, shape, color, and texture. They will experiment with various techniques and media including pencil, pen, marker, watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, mixed media, papier mache, and batik. Examples from art history (including work by Van Gogh, El Greco, O’Keefe, Audobon, and more) will be used to foster the student’s desire to learn from the masters, as well as to aid in composition and creativity.  Students will make Smart Art Cards, a short research project on various artists in the form of flash cards, and will be required to give a short presentation for the class.  A small amount of at-home work will be assigned to further develop art skill.

Classes will tour the Hockaday Museum of Art during the Christmas season and student artwork will be displayed at various art shows throughout the school year. We plan to offer a Level 1 and Level 2 class for 4th-12th grade students.  Please register for the correct time and your student will be placed with the appropriate instructor based on their age, ability, and experience.  We look forward to helping each child use his God given talent for structured creativity!

LATIN, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY

Classical Studies:  K-6th

Instructor:  Peggy Sue Miller

Text/Materials:

  • Classical Conversations History Timeline Cards (1 each of Ancient, Medieval, New, Modern: 4 x $22= $88)- one set per family
  • Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Geography Trivium Table- one per student 2nd-6th (K-1 students- optional) ($10)
  • Classical Conversations History Timeline Song- one per family (available here as mp3- purchase as 5 separate songs, $1.60 each= $8)
  • Optional:  Spell to Write and Read phonogram flashcards (We will probably make a set that you can print off because we are not able to order these cards separately.)

We are very excited to offer this as a new class for the 2013-2014 school year.  Pulling from many respected sources including Memoria Press, Veritas Press, IEW, Winter Promise, and Classical Conversations, this class will cover a broad foundation for elementary students.  Although the materials are pricey, we are confident that you will find them to be an invaluable resource for years to come.

As a memory-based class, Classical Studies will follow the classical model for the grammar stage student (K-6th).

During the school year, students will learn about and memorize:

  • The History timeline, including 161 major events and 44 presidents*
  • The Latin alphabet, Latin pronunciation, over 75 Latin vocabulary words and English derivatives (taken primarily from First Forms Latin)
  • Location of over 50 major countries, landforms, and/or geographical regions.
  • The 70 phonograms, and several spelling rules
  • Poetry and Scripture
  • Basic Math facts, including skip counting.
  • Students will learn to draw a map of the world from memory including longitude, latitude, the 7 continents and 5 oceans.  By the end of the year, older students (4th -6th ) will be able to draw at least one continent, with countries and 10 landforms, from memory.

Oral presentation and listening skills will be covered throughout the year, and will be practiced in several 2 minute presentations by each student covering demonstration, persuasion, memorization, and show –and-tell topics.

This class will be packed full of foundational information that we know you will love.  The trick is DAILY recitation at home.  If you, as a parent, are not willing to put in 25 minutes each day (4 days/week) with your student to practice this information, please do not register for this class.  We are sure that many will greatly benefit from the structure of this class; the families that have tried this model over the past year have been greatly blessed.  We look forward to embarking on this brain-stretching journey with you!

*We recommend that you use this as your history curriculum for the year if you are new to timeline memorization.  The History Card resources have a wealth of information that will fascinate your children if you spend the time at home to read each card.  Please know that though the timeline and basic facts will be introduced in class, filling in the details will happen at home.  You will still be able to focus on a specific time period at home, if you so desire, but we have enjoyed pulling back to see an overarching picture of the history of the world.  It is our goal to give a Book of Centuries to each family so that you may keep a timeline that incorporates lessons from each subject.

Latin  II:  Second Forms Latin

Instructor:  Karen Dunham

Grade/prerequisite:  7th-12th students who have completed and mastered Memoria Press’s First Form Latin, or another comparable program

Text:     

  • Second Forms Latin DVD- one per family  ($45)
  • Second Forms Latin Student Workbook ($15)
  • Second Forms Latin flashcards  ($15) and pronunciation CD. ($5)
  • The Second Forms Latin Text and Tests and Quizzes book will be provided.

Using Memoria Press’s award winning Latin program, Second Form Latin, this class will be a fast-paced and challenging Latin comprehension course for students who have completed and mastered either Memoria Press’s First Form Latin or another comparable program. Latin has been deemed the math of language arts because it builds consistently upon itself.  Medical words, scientific classifications, law terms and over 70% of the English language come from Latin.  The goal of this course is to build on the Latin foundation for further language arts, language, logic, math, and scientific study.    Each class will consist of teaching and review time and Latin memorization and pronunciation work.  The class will require pre-class preparation, daily work, and mastery of the subject material each week; plan for at least one hour of study per day at home. 

Cultural Geography

Instructor:  Marlo Lancaster

Grade/Time:  7th-9th, 9:30-10:40

Text:      

  • BJU Cultural Geography Student Textbook, 3rd edition ($60)
  • BJU Cultural Geography Student Activities Book, 3rd edition ($27)
  • Optional:  Classical Conversations History Timeline Cards (4 different sets, $22/ each)

Following the theme of a Grand Tour, we will “travel” from continent to continent around the world. Our studies will include the geographic cultures, landforms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and governments of most of the countries in the world. A “Cultural Fair” Extravaganza, complete with native recipe preparation, food tasting, and country and cultural presentations, will be the class highlight at the end of each continent’s study!  Students will memorize the History Timeline from Classical Conversations (161 major events), and will explore cartography as they learn to draw a map of the world from memory.  Oral presentation (speech) and listening skills will be covered in this class.  Join us for an exciting tour of our planet- packed with history, philosophy, geography, and a bit of science!

LITERATURE

Primary Literature

Instructor:  Rya Diede

Time:  9:30-10:35 (followed by a ten minute recess)

Text:  Optional: Books from the reading list to read at home- TBA

Following the curriculum Five In A Row Volume 2, by Jane Claire Lambert, students will be introduced to classic and award winning literature and will examine the many parts of a well-crafted story. As we read one classic children’s book each week in class, we will cultivate the skill of listening, then dive into learning in a hands-on, engaging study of our world.  We will learn about literary techniques so that students will be able to recognize the parts of a story. We will evaluate the illustrations, noting the medium and technique used by the illustrator.  Throughout the year we will explore elements of history, science, nature, language arts, math, and social studies related to the stories we read. Almost all of the books that we will read in class are available through our local library or inter-library loan. Parents are encouraged to read our week’s selected story at home, allowing repetition to aid learning.

 

Literature: Level 1 (2nd-3rd grade)

Instructor:  Rya Diede

Text:      Families will need to purchase books when the book list is released.   $35-55.

It may be possible to get the books from the library.

Following the curriculum Five In A Row Volume 3, by Jane Claire Lambert, students will be introduced to classic and award winning literature and will examine the many parts of a well-crafted story. As we read one classic children’s book each week in class, we will cultivate the skill of listening, then dive into learning in a hands-on, engaging study of our world.  We will learn about literary techniques so that students will be able to recognize the parts of a story. We will evaluate the illustrations, noting the medium and technique used by the illustrator.  Throughout the year we will explore elements of history, science, nature, language arts, math, and social studies related to the stories we read. Almost all of the books that we will read in class are available through our local library or inter-library loan. Parents are encouraged to read our week’s selected story at home, allowing repetition to aid learning.  Students will read 2-4 chapter books during the second semester.

Official book list will be released in early September.

 

Literature: Level 2 ( 3rd-4th and 4th-6th grade)

Instructor:  Karen Dunham

Text:      Families will need to purchase books when the book list is released.   $60-$70.

It may be possible to get the books from the library.

Did you know that all the elements of great literature are present in your first grader’s bedtime story?  Great literature, regardless of the age it was written for, ignites imagination, plants seeds of ideas, and transports the reader beyond the walls of his own experience. The first 6-8 weeks of this class will be spent reading and analyzing children’s literature in class to master the five basic literary elements:  setting, plot, character, conflict, and theme.  These elements are the literary tools used by authors to communicate their message and even young students can begin to identify them.  This introduction sets the stage for more advanced books.  Not only will students read some incredible books but they will also begin to think about the ideas that the books represent.   Throughout the year, students will be required to do a good amount of reading at home and be prepared to talk about the reading in class; we plan to cover 1 book every 2-3 weeks.  

Official book list will not be published until a few weeks into class, as it will depend on the maturity/ability of the students enrolled. Possible selections include: The Hundred Dresses, Baby, Wind in the Willows, The Wheel on the School, A Wrinkle in Time, 5 Children and It, The Saturdays, Banner in the Sky, Miracles on Maple Hill, Justin Morgan Had a Horse, The Whipping Boy, Strawberry Girl, From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, My Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, Caddie Woodlawn, Johnny Tremain, The Long Winter, Call it Courage. 

 

Literature:  Level 3 (7th-9th)

Instructor:  Karen Dunham

Text:     Families will need to purchase books when the book list is released.   $60-$70.

It may be possible to find the books at the library.

Great literature, regardless of the age for which it was written, ignites imagination, plants seeds of ideas, and transports the reader beyond the walls of his own experience. Through reading and discussion of a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and biographies, students will explore literature via the Socratic Method. The first 6-8 weeks of this class will be spent reading and analyzing children’s literature in class to master the five basic literary elements:  setting, plot, character, conflict, and theme. This introduction will set the stage for more advanced books.   Through the year, some of our time will be spent in worldview discussion:  What was the author trying to communicate and how does that worldview apply to our lives in connection with and in contrast to Christianity?  We plan to cover a book every two to three weeks in this class, so there will be a great deal of reading required. Students must be prepared to talk about the reading in class each week and to sometimes do outside research about an author and his/her influences.  Much of the student’s grade will be based on outside preparation and in-class participation.

Official book list will not be published until a few weeks into class, as it will depend on the maturity/ability of the students enrolled. Possible selections include: The Hundred Dresses, Baby, Tuck Everlasting, The Lord of the Flies, Banner in the Sky, Moon Over Manifest, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Twenty-One Balloons, When You Reach me, Princess Academy (not just a girl book for sure), Holes, Across Five Aprils, Strawberry Girl, The Bronze Bow, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, The View from Saturday, Number the Stars, The Westing Game, Amos Fortune Free Man, Over Sea Under Stone, Sing Down the Moon, Island of the Blue Dolphisn, Up a Road Slowly, Carry on Mr. Bowditch, Book of Three.

 

Literature: Level 4  (10th-12th)

Instructor:  Karen Dunham

Text:      Families will need to purchase books when the book list is released.   $60-80.

It may be possible to find the books at the library.

Good literature is a tool that ignites imagination, plants seeds of ideas, and transports the reader beyond the walls of his own experience.  Through reading and in-depth discussion of a variety of classic books, including short stories, poems, ancient and modern works, fiction and nonfiction, students will be taught the Socratic Method of literary analysis.  The first 6-8 weeks of this class will be spent reading and analyzing children’s literature in class to master the five basic literary elements:  setting, plot, character, conflict, and theme.  This introduction sets the stage for discussion of more difficult works.  Through the year, much of our time will be spent in worldview discussion:  What was the author trying to communicate and how does that worldview apply to our lives in connection with and in contrast to Christianity?  There will be a great deal of reading and preparation required for this class.  Students will be challenged both in reading material and in their understanding of ideas relating to that material.  Much of the student’s grade will be based on outside preparation and in-class participation.

Official book list will not be published until a few weeks into class, as it will depend on the maturity/ability of the students enrolled. Possible selections include: How to Be Your own Selfish Pig, Homer’s Iliad & Odyssey, the Aeneid, The Chosen, The Lord of the Flies, Watership Down, Up From Slavery, Cry the Beloved Country, The Scarlet Letter, The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of Dicken’s works (Our Mutual Friend or David Copperfield), One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Quo Vadis. For an interesting essay on great books and the Socratic Method follow this link.

MATH

Geometry

Instructor:  Lisa Angle

Grade:  7th-12th students who have completed pre-algebra or a higher level math course

Time:    1:45-2:55

Text:      

  • Harold Jacob’s Geometry, 3rd edition (cost to rent this from instructor is included in class fee)
  • Homework software package, ($35 purchase from Heritage)

Using Harold Jacob’s Geometry (3rd edition), this college prep class will explore geometric concepts of measurement, along with fundamental principles of logic and reasoning. Measurement has multiple real-world applications, and is essential to fields such as construction and manufacturing, as well as creative endeavors like sewing and fine art. Logic studies will include mathematical proofs and the development of logical arguments. Students will complete deductive reasoning exercises to explore logical fallacies. In addition, students will receive an introduction to basic trigonometry.

Quizzes and tests will be given.  A separate software package will be utilized for homework assignments. This class is intended for students who have completed pre-algebra or a higher level math class.

MUSIC

Vocal Ensemble

Instructor:  Alissa Finlayson

Grade/Time:

K-3rd     1:40-2:45

4th-6th    10:45-11:55

7th-12th  3:00-4:10

Text:      none

Students in this class will learn individual and group vocal technique and become comfortable with part-singing.  Music literacy and notational comprehension will be emphasized.  Through exposure to a varied musical repertoire, students will discover great music in a fun and friendly environment. Topics to be covered include music theory, rhythm drills, sight singing, aural skills training, listening, performance, and music history. Younger children will discover the joys of reading and making music by playing pitched and non-pitched instruments and through additional music play.  All students will have the opportunity to participate in a choral concert in the winter and spring.  Together, participants will enjoy the beauty of music through listening and singing, truly delighting in God’s gift of song. He sings over us and delights in our songs to Him! “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J. S. Bach

LAB SCIENCE

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics: K-6*

Instructor:  Jane Turner

Text:     

  • Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics, by Jeannie Fulbright. One per family ($30)
  • Exploring Creation with Chemistry/Physics Notebooking Journal.  One per student ($18)

What is the Periodic Table?  Why do cookies need baking powder?  How does a battery work?  What are Newton’s Laws of Motion? Through this study of chemistry and physics students will learn the answers to these questions and many more. They will begin to understand and admire the order, principles, beauty, and intricacy of God’s creation. This course covers properties of matter, states of matter, atoms, compounds, mixtures, mechanics, energy, sound, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and more.   Students will become familiar with the scientific method and experiment design.   All students will be encouraged to participate in the science fair held in February.

Each weekly class will consist of a brief teaching time and a hands-on-lab (including food chemistry, aerodynamics and design, a mousetrap car, testing unusual batteries, building a simple motor, and much more).  Students will create their own Chemistry/Physics notebook with pictures, facts, experiment records, copy work, and their favorite information. Reading assignments and activities will be sent out each week via email; please plan for about 20 minutes of homework per day (4 days each week). Relaxed tests will be given every 4-5 weeks in oral and/or written form. (This class is part of a 4-5 year rotation of subjects: Botany 2010-2011, Human Anatomy and Physiology 2011-2012, Astronomy 2012-2013, Chemistry and Physics 2013-2014, Birds and Zoology or Geology and Earth Science 2015-2016.)

Chemistry and Physics:  7th-8th

Instructor:  Marlo Lancaster

Time:  10:45-11:55

Text:     

  • Prentice Hall Science Explorer Physical Science (2002 edition, picture of a bridge on the cover) ($8-20 used)  (buy used from dealoz.com, amazon.com, or textbooksrus.com)
    Date published:  2002    Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall    Hardcover
    ISBN-13: 9780130626455      ISBN-10: 0130626457
  • Lab Worksheets ($15, pay to Heritage)

Hoes a battery work?  What are Newton’s Laws of Motion? Through this study of chemistry and physics students will learn the answers to these questions and many more. They will begin to understand and admire the order, principles, beauty, and intricacy of God’s creation. This high school prep course covers properties of matter, states of matter, atoms, compounds, mixtures, mechanics, energy, sound, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and more.   Using the scientific method, middle school students will learn how to design and conduct an experiment, and write up a lab report.  All students will be encouraged to participate in the science fair held in February.
Each weekly class will consist of a brief teaching time and a hands-on-lab (including food chemistry, aerodynamics and design, a mousetrap car, testing unusual batteries, building a simple motor, and much more).  Students will keep a lab notebook with data and observations; measuring, graphing, and data analysis will be stressed.  Reading assignments and activities will be sent out each week via email; please plan for about 25-30 minutes of homework per day (4 days each week). Tests will be sent home every 4-5 weeks, and quizzes will be given regularly in class.  This Chemistry/Physics class will be informative and challenging and will provide a great foundation for more in-depth high school lab science courses.

High School Chemistry and Physics  

Instructor:  Marlo Lancaster

Time:  8:05-9:25

Text: 

  • Prentice Hall Science Explorer Physical Science (2002 edition, picture of a bridge on the cover) ($8-20 used)  (buy used from dealoz.com, amazon.com, or textbooksrus.com)
    Date published:  2002    Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall    Hardcover
    ISBN-13: 9780130626455      ISBN-10: 0130626457
  • Lab Worksheets ($15, pay to Heritage)

 This is an introductory level high school lab science course that will cover the basic laws of Chemistry and Physics and prepare your student for more in-depth lab sciences.   We will conduct weekly hands on activities to help us examine, explore, and understand the principles of the physical sciences.   Laboratory procedures and problem solving activities will be utilized to cover the curriculum and help us grasp the concepts we are studying.    Quizzes, tests, and daily homework assignments will be given.  Students will study matter, atoms, chemical bonding, reactions, forces, energy, heat, sound, light, magnetism, heat, electronics, and much more.  This class is not heavy on math, so there is no math pre-requisite.  Plan for 30 minutes per day of homework.

WRITING AND GRAMMAR

Writing and Grammar: Level 1 (2nd-4th  grade)

Instructor:  Nicole Fisher

Grade:  2nd-4th grade

Text:     

  • Student Workbook- purchase from Heritage (price depends on printing cost, less than $30)
  • IEW Student Resource Notebook ($19 from IEW or free download with purchase of the Student Workbook, must be printed to have at class) *Students who have this resource from past years can use their copy; if you have multiple students in the same class, they may share a Resource Notebook.
  • Structure and Style Overview DVD- one per family ($10)
  • All Grammar materials are covered in the class fee and will be provided by Heritage.

This class will provide a solid introduction to the fundamentals of English grammar, including the eight parts of speech and the five parts of a sentence. Additionally, students will be introduced to IEW’s Structure and Style method of writing as they explore a variety of engaging excerpts from classic children’s literature.   This will include stories from history, nature study, fairy tales, myths, and legends.  Join us for an exciting adventure as we learn how to take notes, summarize, and write sentences and paragraphs with structure and style!

At minimum, students in this class need to be strong beginning readers. Parents will need to supervise all of their at home assignments. If handwriting is a struggle, parents may write out their children’s answers for them (worksheets, outlines, etc.). Actual writing assignments, where students write paragraphs and stories based on their outlines, must be typed on the computer. Parents may type as their children dictate the words. It is highly advised, however, that parents allow their students to gradually do more of their own typing. At first it may seem painfully slow, but most students will make rapid progress, not only learning to type, but also learning basic word processing skills such as cut, copy, paste, delete, underline, etc. Parents can expect to do at least 15 to 20 minutes of work per day with their students.

Writing and Grammar: Level 2 (4th-6th )

Instructor:  Nicole Fisher

Grade:  4th-6th

Text:      

  • IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Student Workbook ($29)
  • IEW Student Resource Notebook ($19 from IEW or free download with purchase of the Student Workbook, must be printed to have at class) *Students who have this resource from past years can use their copy; if you have multiple students in writing they may leave their book in Mrs. Fisher’s classroom for the day.  You may prefer to have one per student.
  • Structure and Style Overview DVD- one per family ($10)
  • All Grammar materials are covered in the class fee and will be provided by Heritage.

This class will provide a solid English grammar foundation, including the eight parts of speech, five parts of a sentence, sentence parsing and diagramming, and more.  The first 20-30 minutes of each 80 minute class will be spent on grammar.  Quizzes will be given periodically in class to check for understanding, and homework will be assigned for grammar, about 15 minutes per day (4 days/week).

Using resources from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) this class will also help students develop and strengthen essential skills for writing with clarity and style. The program incrementally teaches students how to “dress-up” their work with the use of quality adjectives, strong verbs, and clauses, in addition to “sentence openers”, that take their writing from ordinary to extraordinary.  Seven key units will be introduced over the course of the year, covering everything from taking notes and creating outlines, summarizing references, writing from pictures, and composing their own work within assigned boundaries. Along the way, students will study and emulate models of excellent writing, learning key elements of grammatical structure and literary style. Texts include Aesop’s fables, classical mythology, and traditional fairy tales.

Students in this class need to be strong, independent readers. Parents will need to supervise all of their at home assignments. If handwriting is a struggle, parents may write out their children’s answers for them (worksheets, outlines, etc.). Actual writing assignments, where students write paragraphs and stories based on their outlines, must be typed on the computer. Parents may type as their children dictate the words. It is highly advised, however, that parents allow their students to gradually do more of their own typing. At first it may seem painfully slow, but most students will make rapid progress, not only learning to type, but also learning basic word processing skills such as cut, copy, paste, delete, underline, etc. Parents can expect to do at least 20 to 30 minutes of work per day with their students.

Writing and Grammar:  Level 3  (7th-8th)

Instructor:  Nicole Fisher

Time:    7th-8th        8:05-9:25

Text:     

  • IEW Narnia Student Workbook ($29)
  • IEW Student Resource Notebook ($19 from IEW or free download with purchase of the Student Workbook, must be printed to have at class) *Students who have this resource from past years can use their copy; if you have multiple students in the same class, they may share a Resource Notebook.
  • Structure and Style Overview DVD- one per family ($10)
  • Highly Recommended:  The Magician’s Nephew, The Horse and His Boy, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (can be checked-out from the library)
  • All Grammar materials are covered in the class fee and will be provided by Heritage.

Using materials and curriculum from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing), this class will help students develop and strengthen essential skills for writing with clarity and style. Students will incrementally learn how to “dress-up” their work with the use of quality adjectives, strong verbs, and interesting adverbs. Additionally, they will discover how “sentence openers” and other decorations can take their writing from ordinary to extraordinary.  Nine key units will be introduced over the course of the year. Topics covered will include grammar, vocabulary, note-taking, creating outlines, summarizing references, writing from pictures, writing research papers, and composing original stories within assigned boundaries. Along the way, students will study and emulate models of excellent writing, learning key elements of grammatical structure and literary style.  In addition, we will cover advanced grammar concepts including sentence parsing and diagramming.

Students need to be strong, independent readers capable of understanding abstract thoughts such as honor, justice, courage, etc. Although students are expected to complete their own work, all assignments will require parental oversight. Parents should read over each week’s assignments with their students and check their progress daily.

Incorporating three books from C.S. Lewis’ classic series, Following Narnia covers all of the IEW structural models. Along with The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy, Following Narnia also includes selections from scientific and historical texts.  For an overview of the course, please visit the IEW website at http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/files/FN-S%20Sample.pdf

Writing and Grammar:  Level 4  (9th-12th)

Instructor:  Nicole Fisher

Time:  10:45-11:55

Text:     

  • IEW Narnia Student Workbook ($29)
  • IEW Student Resource Notebook ($19 from IEW or free download with purchase of the Student Workbook, must be printed to have at class) *Students who have this resource from past years can use their copy; if you have multiple students in the same class, they may share a Resource Notebook.
  • Structure and Style Overview DVD- one per family ($10)
  • Highly Recommended:  The Magician’s Nephew, The Horse and His Boy, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (can be checked-out from the library)
  • All Grammar materials are covered in the class fee and will be provided by Heritage.

Using materials and curriculum from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing), this class will help students develop and strengthen essential skills for writing with clarity and style. Students will incrementally learn how to “dress-up” their work with the use of quality adjectives, strong verbs, and interesting adverbs. Additionally, they will discover how “sentence openers” and other decorations can take their writing from ordinary to extraordinary.  Nine key units will be introduced over the course of the year. Topics covered will include grammar, vocabulary, note-taking, creating outlines, summarizing references, writing from pictures, writing research papers, and composing original stories within assigned boundaries. Along the way, students will study and emulate models of excellent writing, learning key elements of grammatical structure and literary style.   In addition, we will cover advanced grammar concepts including sentence parsing and diagramming.

Students need to be strong, independent readers capable of understanding abstract thoughts such as honor, justice, courage, etc. Although students are expected to complete their own work, all assignments will require parental oversight. Parents should read over each week’s assignments with their students and check their progress daily.

Incorporating three books from C.S. Lewis’ classic series, Following Narnia covers all of the IEW structural models. Along with The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy, Following Narnia also includes selections from scientific and historical texts.  For an overview of the course, please visit the IEW website athttp://www.excellenceinwriting.com/files/FN-S%20Sample.pdf