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3/4 Grammar & Writing 10:30am

Grades 3 - 5
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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. Assignments will consist of completing workbook pages/supplemental composition lessons, reading/listening to assigned readings, practicing oral grammar recitations, and preparing for class presentations.
Class Supplies Needed
Pencils, Erasers, and Required Textbooks
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About the Course
3/4 Grammar & Writing 10:30am

This course will introduce students to correct and expressive writing through modeling and practice.  By reading classic literature, we will formulate and edit sentences together from book discussions, and summarize passages. 

Each class will begin by giving students the opportunity to deliver a presentation from a selection of options, such as reciting poetry, scripture, or reading assigned summaries.  Then, we will practice grammar rules through review, recitation, and practice.  Lastly, we will discuss weekly reading passages, creating outlines from guided questions, and drafting summaries.  Students will be challenged throughout the course to compose letters to family members/penpals, write a book report, and create their own short stories.  

Introduction to Composition


Farmer Boy


Charlotte's Web 


Poetry for the Grammar Stage - Student Guide


Analytical Grammar Level 1 Grammar Basics - Student Worktext




  • Farmer Boy Student Guide


  • Charlotte's Web Student Guide


  • Analytical Grammar Level 1 Grammar Basics Instructor Handbook 










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About JoAnna

I am excited to teach 3rd & 4th grade Grammar and Writing! I think students will enjoy the layout of this course, and the information learned will provide solid foundations for future coursework.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from IU Southeast in 2002. Upon graduation, I took a position with IU Southeast as an Admissions Counselor/Coordinator of HS Recruitment for eight years, and then transferred to Academic Affairs, working as a Resource Specialist for another three years. When my oldest daughter began to approach Kindergarten, my husband and I decided I should step out of the full-time work force so we could homeschool. We love the journey of homeschooling, and deeply appreciate its blessings.

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