English

Middle School English

Laurie Lamb, Instructor

Course Description: This class is designed for seventh and eighth graders and will cover all key elements of a middle school English course: vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, composition and literature. Further description forthcoming.

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High School English

The suggested sequence for English is:

  1. English 1/Christian Literature

  2. English 2/World Literature

  3. English 3/American Literature

  4. English 4/British Literature

For students entering the 9th grade, this is the recommended sequence; however, for students who are coming to the Resource Center with previous English credits, the classes may be taken out of order to accommodate previous learning. For example, if your child completed American Literature in 9th grade, you could add that to his transcript as English 1. English 2 could either be Christian, World or British Literature. Choose where your student’s interest is and needs are or where her schedule allows.

All of the necessary resources are available from Lightning Literature. The links below include all mandatory resources (reading materials and student guide) plus a teacher’s guide. The teacher’s guide is not necessary but recommended to facilitate at-home conversations. The student guide is an absolute necessity and must be a clean copy with no writing. If you choose to buy books separately, ensure that the ISBN numbers match so that we all use the same edition.

Grammar will be covered in class and as needed, based on writing samples from the class. Each student will make his or her own vocabulary book based on readings. If you feel your child needs more focused practice with either grammar or vocabulary, contact the instructor for recommendations of resources you can require at home. 

Christian Literature (English 1) - College Prep with Honors option

Melinda Boyle, Instructor

From poems by Anne Bradstreet and T.S. Eliot to works by C.S. Lewis and Elisabeth Elliot, we will delve right in to literary analysis, essay writing, and symbolism. We will create a Biblical worldview in which to discuss, analyze, and write about all future literature assignments.  Keyboarding skills and access to a personal computer and printer are essential.

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World Literature (English 2) - College Prep with Honors option

Melinda Boyle, Instructor

Utilizing short stories, novels, and poetry from cultures unlike ours, we will discuss historical fiction and learn how to write about history; how to analyze poetry and write descriptively; how the point of view impacts the overall work and writing persuasively.  Keyboarding skills and access to a personal computer and printer are essential.

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American Literature (English 3) - College Prep with Honors option

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Melinda Boyle, Instructor

Keyboarding skills and access to a PC and printer are essential.

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British Literature (English 4) - College Prep with Honors option

Melinda Boyle, Instructor

Multiple British classics lead the way to discussions and essays involving tone and humor, as well as creating rhythm and rhyme in poetry, and determining plot and conflict in fictional works.  Keyboarding skills and access to a personal computer and printer are essential.

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