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Creative Writing/Poetry/Grammar 5/6

Grades 4 - 7
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Course Schedule
Class Follows K-6 Annual Schedule
Dates: 2023-08-22 to 2024-04-02
Tuition: $130 / Annual
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
Students should come to class prepared to both participate in class discussion and take in new information. As a elementary class, this class is not graded. However, feedback will be given each week to ensure that students are progressing in their knowledge of the topics covered. Homework will require about 1-1.5 hours outside of class.
Class Supplies Needed
folder or binder, pencils, workbooks listed in class description
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About the Course
Creative Writing/Poetry/Grammar 5/6

This class will include:

1. Weekly time for students to practice speaking in front of their peers by reciting a bible verse, poem, or sharing their creative writing.

2. An introduction to sentence diagramming and identification of the parts of speech. 

3. An introduction to classic poetry and how to analyze a poem.

4. An introduction to the elements of creative writing and how they can be utilized to write an interesting story.


Required books:

1. Analytical Grammar Level 1: Grammar Basics. Student worktext


2. Poetry Anthology for the Grammar Stage, student guide


3. The Creative Writer


4. Optional books for family read alouds:

"King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table" by Roger Lancelyn Green

"The Adventures of Robin Hood" by Roger Lancelyn Green


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About Heather

This fall I will be teaching 7/8 writing, Biology, and dual credit English Composition 1&2.

After many years as a homeschooling mom, I started teaching at Cornerstone two years ago. I enjoy it immensely! As nerdy as it sounds, I love to learn! What an amazing blessing from God to be able to study the world around us and learn more about Him.
I attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Science Education in 2008. Amazingly, I taught only one year in a public school before I had the blessing of staying home with my oldest daughter. I re-started my formal education two summers ago when I took an online course and became registered as an IEW instructor.
With God's help, I am finishing my 10th year of homeschooling my three daughters. Living and learning with my husband and our daughters in the countryside of southern Indiana is one of the greatest blessings of my life. When I'm not teaching or homeschooling, I enjoy baking, cooking, gardening, and reading. I am looking forward to the honor of teaching new classes and new students in the fall of 2024!

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