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English ll for Grades 10-12 (3:00)

English ll for Grades 10-12 (3:00)

Course: English ll for Grades 10-12

Instructor: Callie Cornelius


Price: $280

Class Description: This course is designed to submerge students in the two most prevalent writing forms used in college classes. The first semester will focus on argumentative essays, using the “Lost Tools of Writing” curriculum to teach outline methods, formulation of arguments, the proper flow of an academic essay, and more. The second semester will be spent on research essays through focusing on research methods, finding sources, and writing bibliographies, among other topics. In addition to essay writing, students will read works of American literature, working through foundational books and poems from great American authors. By the end of the year, students will have the ability to effectively communicate their ideas and the confidence to tackle college-level writing assignments. This course is a Composition and American Lit credit.

Please note: This class will also meet  weekly for a 45 minute session to cover the literature portion of this credit. This session will be predominately online but will also include a once per month in-person meeting. The schedule will be determined according to student/family availability.

Curriculum: Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing”

Homework Requirements: Students will work on outlining and writing argumentative essays and research essays. Expect 3-4 hours a week outside of class.

Duration: 28 weeks

Books and Supplies required for purchase by families:Three-Ring Binder; Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing”; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Walden by Henry David Thoreau; The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Grading: Letter Grade and Percentage

Teacher Bio: Callie Cornelius is a homeschool graduate and current college student pursuing a degree in Classical Civilizations at UNCG. Callie benefited from learning from a wide range of curriculum during her homeschool education, including Classical Conversations and Veritas Press. She is passionate about the homeschool community and providing families with the best education. This will be her third year teaching at FE.

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