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7/8 Language Arts

Grades 7 - 9
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Course Schedule
Class Follows Upper Annual Schedule
Dates: 2024-08-13 to 2025-05-13
Tuition: $400 / Annual
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
Students must come to class prepared to engage with the instructor and peers on information as well as to take in new information. Weekly homework will include writing a theme based paper, preparing to speak, reading a few chapters of a book and completing relevant questions, and completing a word roots workbook. Homework is estimated to take no more than 2.5 hours/week for the average student.
Class Supplies Needed
Specified workbooks, 3 ring binder, loose leaf paper, pen/pencils
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About the Course
7/8 Language Arts

In this course, students will:

1. Practice speaking in front of their peers on a bi-weekly basis.

2. Hone their writing skills through IEW's U.S. History Based Writing.

3. Read and participate in class discussion of selected works of literature.

4.  Develop decoding skills by learning Latin and Greek word roots.


Required materials:

1. U.S. History-Based Writing lessons

2. Vocabulary from Classical Roots

3. Literature: (used copies are fine)

   Night Journey by Avi

   By the Great Horned Spoon by Sid Fleischman

   Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit

   Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey


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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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