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English II for Grades 10-11 (9:00)

English II for Grades 10-11 (9:00)

Please note - this class is full.


Course Name: English II for Grades 10-11
Grade Range: 10/11
Instructor: Callie Cornelius
Price: $290 for 28 weeks
Course Description: This course is designed to teach students 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 learning how to find sources, compile information, and write bibliographies.. 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 High School English credit for both Composition and American Lit.
Course Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of writing, including sentence construction and parts of speech. 
Curriculum used by Instructor: Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 - Student Workbook”
Books & Supplies required for purchase by families: IN ORDER OF USE: Circe Institute’s “The Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 - Student Workbook” (Approximately $40), The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Approximately $8); Walden by Henry David Thoreau  (Approximately $8); To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Approximately $9); A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (Approximately $10); The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Approximately $12); The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Approximately $5).
Homework Requirements: Students will work on research, outlining, and writing, in addition to weekly reading and study guide completion. Expect 3-4 focused hours a week outside of class. 
Duration: 28 weeks
Grading: Percentage and Letter Grade
Course Credit: High School English (Composition and American Literature)
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/15 max
Method and Frequency of communication: Weekly emails 

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