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English I for Grades 9-10 (10:00)

English I for Grades 9-10 (10:00)

Course Name: English I for Grades 9-10
Grade Range: 9-10 
Instructor: Callie Cornelius
Price: $290 for 28 weeks
Course Description: This class will utilize Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing: Level 1” to teach students next steps in creating beautiful persuasive essays. Lost Tools of Writing teaches artful ways of constructing argumentative and persuasive essays to help students reason and write more clearly. This class is a natural next step for early highschool students who already have a basic understanding of IEW and/or essay writing. Students will receive grades and feedback on grammar, content, word choice, and mechanics. In addition to the curriculum, students will read a variety of short stories and poems to build appreciation for quality literature and to inspire their essays. This course is a High School English credit. 
Course Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of sentence construction and parts of speech. 
Curriculum used by Instructor: Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing: Level 1”
Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 - Student Workbook”  ($39) 
Homework Requirements: Students will work on perfecting outlining methods and writing to develop quality persuasive essays. They will also read a short story each week. Expect 2-3 focused hours a week outside of class. 
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: Percentage and Letter Grade
Course Credit: High School English 
Teacher Bio: Callie Cornelius is a homeschool graduate and current university student pursuing a degree in Classical Civilizations with a focus in Latin 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 fifth year teaching and her fourth at FE. 
Min/Max # of Students: 5 min/20 max
Method and Frequency of communication: Weekly emails

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