ENGLISH CLASSES


MS Grammar and Literature:
Instructor: Deanna Wilks
Course Fee: $
280.00 (8 payments of $35) Supply fee:$10 one-time charge for year-long class handouts.
Grade level: Recommended for 6th -8th grade
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Prerequisite: None.
Required books: Easy Grammar Plus Student Workbook ISBN: 9780936981147
Literature books for the year.
Fall semester: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ISBN: 9780141321103 Amos Fortune ISBN: 9780140341584
Spring Semester: Where the Red Fern Grows ISBN:9780553274295 The Hiding Place ISBN: 9780800794057

Course Description: We will be covering 4 short novels for Middle School aged students. With each novel we will discuss back ground of the authors, vocabulary, general content, literary analysis to give students understanding of writing technique, critical analysis designed to challenge the students to analyze intellectual, moral and spiritual issues. Quizzes will be given at least once a month on book reading assignments. Short paragraph writing assignments will be given for each book. There will be one project for each book that the student will present to the class. Grammar will be covered at the beginning of each class and assignments will be given with the expectation of those assignments being returned the following week.
Course Makeup Policy: Students are expected to communicate with the teacher to receive makeup work and turn in assignments that were due the day missed.
Course Grading Policy: Since students all have different strengths and weaknesses I have chosen to spread my grading scale evenly through out the course work.
homework assignments: 25%
quizzes and writing assignments: 25%
tests: 25%
presentations:25%


MS Writing Intensive:
Instructor: Deanna Wilks
Course Fee: $
280.00 (8 payments of $35) Supply fee:$10 one-time charge for year-long class handouts.
Grade level: Recommended for 6th -8th grade
Minimum enrollment: 3 students
Prerequisite: None.
Required books: Student Writing Intensive Level B [Notebook & Packet] binder $19 or PDF download $10 can be found at www.iew.com ISBN: Binder: 978-1-62341-081-0, PDF: 978-1-62341-082-7 (If your student chooses the PDF download, a 3 ring binder and dividers will need to be purchased) Portable Wall $7 ISBN: 978-0-9845496-3-4 “Portable Walls” are a single-pocket folder with an extra page, creating a tri-fold wall packed with all the Unit Models, several word lists including prepositions, substitutes for "said," and more!
Course Description: Beginning Writing for Middle School Students. Writing can be a scary thing to do for a middle school student. Even in adult hood writing a paper is quite an intimidating feat but my goal is that each student come away with the confidence to write paragraphs, papers and stories. IEW will give the structure for students to write in a clear precise manner. With step by step instruction, your student’s writing will grow from basic sentence structure to well developed paragraphs and even stories.
Course Makeup Policy:
Students are expected to communicate with the teacher to receive makeup work and turn in assignments that were due the day missed.
Course Grading Policy: homework assignments 50% final draft papers 50%

High School English:
Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Course Fee: $360.00 (8 payments of $45.00). One time $15.00 copy fee. $5.00 sibling discount.
Grade Level: Recommended for 9th-12th 
Minimum enrollment: 6 students
Required Materials: I will not be requiring a text, but will send numerous handouts to cover our material. Students will receive resources at the beginning of the Fall semester, which will be used throughout the year. Required literature will be obtained by parents. Students should have a 1 1/2-2” notebook in which all handouts, written assignments, daily work and class notes are kept. They should have pen and paper, always.  I have a tentative list of books for 2016-17, but reserve the right to change it. There are SO many wonderful books from which to choose, the most difficult part is choosing.  I will publish a book list early in the summer so that families may purchase the chosen titles at their convenience.
Course Description: This will be a comprehensive high school English course. We will cover grammar, including punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.  Daily work may include grammar review sheets, sentence diagrams or editing, literature comprehension questions, etc. The course will cover the elements of literature, and students will read and examine two books per semester plus short stories, and poetry. Beginning the year writing well-structured paragraphs in class and at home, they will quickly progress.  Students will write 2 papers in the Fall semester and 2 in the Spring. They will write about our literature and will write short answers, paragraphs and essays.  I will be utilizing the Institute for Excellence in Writing grading rubric for papers, the elements of which will be reviewed with the students. I will NOT be showing IEW videos or teaching one of their courses, but I emphasize understanding and use of their elements of style and structure. This will allow them to know and understand the criteria on which their grades are based. Students will be expected to take notes in class and to participate in class discussion, especially regarding our literature. This class will earn a full English credit, so students should expect to spend at least 4 hours a week earning it.
Grades will be based on class participation, daily work (when assigned), writing assignments, quizzes and test grades. Students are expected to complete all reading and writing assignments and submit them in class. A syllabus will be given at the beginning of the year, but of course, is subject to change. All assignments and due dates will be kept accurate on Engrade and it is the student’s (and parent’s) responsibility to check Engrade regularly for assignments, grades, due dates, and extra credit opportunities. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero. 
Late work and missed classes: While I am very flexible, the idea is to provide accountability for your students and to develop good work habits. Assignments are expected IN CLASS on the due date, forgotten assignments can be emailed that same date (this should not be a regular occurrence.) In the event of absence, students should make every attempt to get notes from another student in their class.  Daily grades will be excused with infrequent absences. Assignments more than a week late will receive reduced grades. Please talk to me ahead of time if schedule conflicts make a due date difficult.

High School -:
Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Course Fee: $280.00 (8 payments of $35.00). $5.00 sibling discount. $10.00 copy fee (1 time).
Grade Level: 11th and 12th grade
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Required Materials: I will not be requiring a text, but will send numerous handouts to cover our material. Required literature will be obtained by parents. Students should have a notebook in which all handouts, written assignments, daily work and class notes are kept. They should have pen and paper, always.
Required Text: At this time I am not leaning toward using a text. Students will receive numerous handouts regarding topics addressed. The names of the 2 books we read will be provided closer to the beginning of the school year for parents to purchase. Many resources are available online for help with citations, etc. If I find a book I deem necessary or suitable, I will provide that information as soon as possible.
Course Description:  This will be a comprehensive high school English course. We will cover grammar, including punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. Daily work may include grammar review sheets, sentence diagrams or editing, literature comprehension questions, etc. The course will cover the elements of literature, and students will read and examine two books per semester plus short stories, poetry and a play. Beginning the year writing well-structured paragraphs in class and at home, they will quickly progress. Students will write 2 papers in the Fall semester and 2 in the Spring. They will write about our literature and will write narratives, instructions, comparison/contrasts, and even letters. I will be utilizing the Institute for Excellence in Writing grading rubric for papers, the elements of which will be reviewed with the students. I will NOT be showing IEW videos, but will be sure students understand the elements of style and structure. This will allow them to know and understand the criteria on which their grades are based. Students will be expected to take notes in class and to participate in class discussion, especially regarding our literature. This class will earn a full English credit, so students should expect to spend at least 4 hours a week earning it.
Grades will be based on class participation, daily work (when assigned), writing assignments, quizzes and test grades. Students are expected to complete all reading and writing assignments and submit them in class. A syllabus will be given at the beginning of the year, but of course, is subject to change. All assignments and due dates will be kept accurate on Engrade and it is the student’s (and parent’s) responsibility to check Engrade regularly for assignments, grades, due dates, and extra credit opportunities. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero.
Late work and missed classes: While I am very flexible, the idea is to provide accountability for your students and to develop good work habits. Assignments are expected IN CLASS on the due date, forgotten assignments can be emailed that same date (this should not be a regular occurrence.) In the event of absence, students should make every attempt to get notes from another student in their class. Daily grades will be excused with infrequent absences. Assignments more than a week late will receive reduced grades. Please talk to me ahead of time if schedule conflicts make a due date difficult.


American Literature:
Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Course Fee: $360.00 (8 payments of $45.00) $15.00 copy fee. $5.00 sibling discount.
Grade Level: 10th-12th
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Required Texts: On the first day of class students will receive resource pages for our editing and writing instruction. While I have looked at anthologies, I prefer to publish a book list. I have been working already on narrowing the list from the hundreds of wonderful works we could read. I will publish our list early in the summer so that families may obtain titles at their leisure.
Course Description: Students will explore a variety of American Literature. We will read biographies, comedies, tragedies, poems and plays. There will be lovable characters and some we love to hate, along with some action, some romance, some history, and even a little ridiculousness. Along the way students will learn the traditional elements of plot, style, theme and conflict and will learn to analyze characters.   While this course will not be heavy on writing or traditional grammar instruction, students will have writing assignments in the form of short answer, paragraphs, essays, character analysis, and author profiles. Students will be given a grading rubric at the beginning of the year which will be used to evaluate written work. Concepts on the rubric will be covered in class to the extent that students will have an understanding and develop the ability to include the required elements of structure and style within their writing. Students will also be exposed to editing as a tool for improving their own writing. We will use the Fix It Grammar for this purpose and a copy of the student pages will be provided for the American Literature if filled with wonderful characters, stories and adventures.  We will read many books this year, along with poetry, short stories and a play. We will analyze literature (I promise!), but more importantly, we will learn to enjoy it. While not every student will enjoy every selection, there will be something for everyone.  Students enrolled in this course will earn a full English credit, so they should expect to spend at least 4 hours a week outside of class time reading or examining a good book.
Grades will be based on class participation, daily work (when assigned), writing assignments, quizzes and test grades. Students are expected to complete all reading and writing assignments and submit them in class. A syllabus will be given at the beginning of the year, but of course, is subject to change. All assignments and due dates will be kept accurate on Engrade and it is the student’s (and parent’s) responsibility to check Engrade regularly for assignments, grades, due dates, and extra credit opportunities. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero.
Late work and missed classes: While I am very flexible, the idea is to provide accountability for your students and to develop good work habits. Assignments are expected IN CLASS on the due date, forgotten assignments can be emailed that same date (this should not be a regular occurrence.) In the event of absence, students should make every attempt to get notes from another student in their class.  Daily grades will be excused with infrequent absences. Assignments more than a week late will receive reduced grades. Please talk to me ahead of time if schedule conflicts make a due date difficult.


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