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7/8 English Poetry + Grammar / AGHS

Grades 6 - 9
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Course Schedule
Class Follows Upper Annual Schedule
Dates: 2022-08-15 to 2023-05-14
Tuition: $375 / Annual
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
Parents remain an integral part of the homeschooling experience in terms of supervision and guidance. Students are expected to complete homework assignments that are planned to total approximately 2.5 hours of DEDICATED work time. Poetry - students will be assigned reading, contemplation, and workbook completion, to be discussed in class and graded for completion or points. Speaking & Listening - students will be offered a lovely, exciting array of options for biweekly speaking (or tri-weekly, depending on class size), and each week all students will be expected to demonstrate that they listened well to their speaking peers. Grammar - Either Analytical Grammar - weekly workbook assignments will be graded for completion, and weekly testing (open book) will be graded for points, OR Analytical Grammar High School Reinforcement one page per week will be assigned for completion - the key is in the back of the book. Occasionally those in the High School book will be tasked to explain a concept to the class, or to be prepared to work closely with first-year students in class.
.Analytical Grammar is required to proceed to High School Reinforcement
Class Supplies Needed
Pencils, 3-ring binder with paper and pocket divider, a red pen for grading. DO NOT bring spiral notebooks (they shed little white pieces I have to clean) or neon-colored pens (I can not read)..
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About the Course
7/8 English Poetry + Grammar / AGHS

This course will include the following:

  • Poetry
    • Memoria Press' Poetry for the Logic Stage Anthology, Second Edition (used ok)
    • Memoria Press' Poetry for the Logic Stage Student Guide, Second Edition (new)
      • Optional: Memoria Press' Poetry for the Logic Stage Teacher Guide, Second Edition (used ok)
  • Speaking & Listening - no curriculum required
  • Grammar (taught by Mrs Nodine & sometimes by students who have already had AG last year! Fun!) 
    • For those who have NOT had it, Analytical Grammar's Student Workbook ISBN:9781608266364
      • Optional, recommended, Analytical Grammar's Teacher Book (used ok)
    • OR, only for those who have already had Analytical Grammar last year, Analytical Grammar's High School Reinforcement Great British Writers 
      • the key is included within the workbook





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About Staci

I have been privileged to teach with Cornerstone since 2016. I love English and excelled in my English studies through college. I currently teach 9th grade Composition and Literature Analysis, and as needed, upper school Economics, Business Math, Survey of Economic Systems (Capitalism v. Socialism from a Christian Worldview), and starting in 2024, I am thrilled to mentor a dual credit Intro to Psychology class through Southeastern University.

I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I was baptized when I was 23 years old at a church of Christ in Jackson, TN. I am currently a member at Southeast Christian church and attend the Indiana campus, where I soak up love and learning on Sunday mornings, and enjoy working in the cafe with the Middle School Ministry.

I earned my BSBA in Business Administration- concentrating in Economics, with a minor in Psychology - from Union University in Jackson, TN in 1994; I was honored to receive the 1994 Award for Academic Excellence in Economics and Finance. I then taught adults in a Business School. Later, I worked for 7 years in the automotive industry, where I became ASQ certified as a Quality Engineer, where auditing, and training, and leading systematic team problem-solving using graphical analysis and statistics were daily tasks.

I think teaching is fun, and my goal is that your child's time in my class is efficient - that they feel accomplished, make thousands of neural connections, and remember a lot!

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