English

Middle School English

Laurie Lamb, Instructor

In this middle school English course, students will practice in all learning styles! From writing, reading, drawing, researching, speaking, presenting, and acting to homework, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, quizzes, papers, and tests, we will tackle it all! While I have books listed below needed for this course, I will also add in many techniques including IEW that are tried and true to make sure the students are prepared for the next level.

Required Materials: 

  • Grammar of Poetry by Matt Whitling, ISBN-13: 9781591281191

  • Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power: Learn Hundreds of SAT Words Fast with Easy Memory Techniques, ISBN-13: 978-0965242233

  • Learning Language Arts Through Literature: The Gray Book, Student Activity Book, 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1929683482

  • Novels required for LLATL: Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich Eric Liddell by Catherine Swift God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew

 

High School English

Each course engages students in a variety of literary genres to build skills in literary analysis, creative writing, research and essay writing, and critical thinking from a Christian worldview. Daily reading and writing activities will be assigned for students to complete at home. Class time will be focused on deep discussions regarding the assigned reading material to help students hone their critical thinking skills. Vocabulary and grammar will also be taught in class. These are rigorous college prep courses, so students should be prepared to read 8 novels, several short stories, plays, and poems. Each work is given at least 2 weeks in the schedule (3-4 weeks for the more complex texts). The optional Honors segment for each course will include 4 additional works of literature and project suggestions that relate to the respective course material. Notice the attached required texts list has the listed ISBN numbers. You can go to each respective curriculum website to purchase complete packages or find discounted copies elsewhere. Just be sure that the ISBN numbers match so that we all have the same editions.

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

Sarah Smith, Instructor

We will be using selections from Sonlight’s Literature 230, Classical Literature curriculum.

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Required materials: 

  • Abeka’s Grammar and Composition III, 5th edition

  • Sonlight’s Literature 230 Student Guide, buy here (don’t buy this yet!)

  • Moon Over Manifest, ISBN: 978-0375858291

  • A Child’s Anthology of Poetry, ISBN: 978-0880013789

  • Oliver Twist, ISBN: 978-0192833396

  • Pilgrim’s Progress, ISBN: 978-0802465207

  • The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, ISBN: 978-0307950901

  • The Ramsay Scallop, ISBN: 978-0064406017

  • Robinson Crusoe, ISBN: 978-0199553976

  • Romeo and Juliet, ISBN: 978-0812035728

  • The Screwtape Letters, ISBN: 978-0007461240

  • What Hearts, ISBN: 978-0064471275

  • The Wise Woman and Other Stories, ISBN: 978-0802818607

 

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

Sarah Smith, Instructor

We will be using Lightning Literature’s World Literature curriculum. It covers the following:

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Required materials: 

 

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

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Sarah Smith, Instructor

We will be using Lightning Literature’s American Literature curriculum. It covers the following:

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Required materials: 

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

Sarah Smith, Instructor

We will be using selections from Sonlight’s Literature 630, British Literature curriculum.

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Required materials: 

  • Abeka’s Grammar and Composition VI, 4th edition

  • Abeka’s Handbook of Grammar and Composition, 5th edition

  • AP British Lit 630 Student Guide, buy here (don’t buy this yet!)

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Into The Looking Glass, ISBN: 978-0-375-76138-6

  • Beowulf, ISBN: 978-0393320978

  • Dubliners, ISBN: 978-0486268705

  • Emma, ISBN: 978-0199535521

  • Frankenstein, ISBN: 978-0141439471

  • Guliver’s Travels, ISBN: 978-0199536848

  • A Passage To India, ISBN: 978-0156711425

  • Peter Pan, ISBN: 978-1402754265

  • The Secret Sharer and Other Stories, ISBN: 978-0486275468

  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, ISBN: 978-0393334159

  • A Tale of Two Cities, ISBN: 978-0679729655

  • Perrine’s Sound and Sense: An Intro to Poetry, ISBN: 978-1133307242

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