MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

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                                      ENGLISH CLASSES


We are so excited to be adding an elementary, middle and high school English program to our organization this coming spring semester. By using the IEW curriculum, your child can also receive history and social studies credit with this particular class (see NOTE below for more details). As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. (Please see below for a description of each course) 


Course: Elementary English Grammar & Writing

Grade Level: 3rd - 5th grade

Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $45 per month + $25 application fee

Book(s): IEW Bible-Based Writing Lessons ISBN# 9781623413156 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You can purchase this book new directly through the IEW website at www.iew.com or used through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. By directly purchasing from the IEW website, the book will include the Student Resource Notebook in an e-book format for you to download and print, as well as vocabulary cards which are both important essential resources for this course OR you may purchase this notebook using ISBN# 9781623410414. When purchasing, please make sure the ISBN numbers match. 

Instructor: Mrs. Lindsey Howell



Course: Middle School English Grammar & Writing

Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade

Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 12:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Cost: $55 per month + $35 application fee

Books(s): IEW Medieval History - Based Writing Lessons ISBN# 9781623413118 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN # 9781623413279. You can purchase this book new directly through the IEW website at www.iew.com or used through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. By directly purchasing from the IEW website, the book will include the Student Resource Notebook in an e-book format for you to download and print, as well as vocabulary cards which are both important essential resources for this course OR you may purchase this notebook using ISBN# 9781623410414. When purchasing, please make sure the ISBN numbers match. 

Instructor: Mrs. Lindsey Howell



Course: High School English Literature & Composition

Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade

Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 8:35 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Cost: $65 per month + $35 application fee

Book(s): IEW Excellence in Literature: World Literature ISBN# 9781623411831 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You can purchase this book new directly through the IEW website at www.iew.com or used through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc.  When purchasing, please make sure the ISBN numbers match.

Instructor: Mrs. Lindsey Howell


*Mrs. Howell will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.*



Course Description 


Elementary English Grammar & Writing (3rd - 5th grade)

Through this course, students will be provided with an incredible opportunity to increase their understanding of Scripture as they improve their writing abilities and discover a variety of adventures that will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing. Students will work through the IEW units as they learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose their own writing lessons using actual passages from Scripture. When purchasing a new book, vocabulary cards will be included. These words, which are chosen to work easily in the writing assignments, expand student's vocabularies and add sophistication to their compositions. Acquiring facts about their composition while learning to write well has never been so enjoyable! 


Middle School English Grammar & Writing (6th - 8th grade)

Through this course, students will improve their knowledge of medieval times while learning to write and develop their skills with the Structure and Style Writing Method. Students will work through the IEW units as they learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose their own writing lessons from important people and events in history. From the Anglo-Saxon to the Renaissance Period, from chivalrous knights to Genghis Khan as well as Vikings, kings, and famous men from the Middle Ages, these stories and events will come to life in the minds of the students as they learn and develop the writing process. This Student Book contains assignments, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, clever vocabulary cards, and more.    


High School English Literature & Composition (9th - 12th grade)

This challenging course introduces students to world literature in a chronological historical, literary, and artistic context, while developing skills in writing and literary analysis. Students will perform in-depth research throughout this advanced high school course. Students will also possess a broad knowledge of significant works of world literature, have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the times and places studied, have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works, be able to analyze literacy texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing while demonstrating competence in essay organization, style and mechanics and much more. 

A few works studied in this course include: The Odyssey by Homer, Antigone by Sophocles, The Aenied by Virgil, Inferno by Dante  Alighieri, Don Quixote by Miguel de CervantesLes Miserables by Victor Hugo, Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, etc.  



NOTE: Our goal through these IEW courses is to cover both the English as well as the History and/or Social Studies credits per year. In order to do so, instructors will provide additional history or social studies information that corresponds with each weekly lesson for your student to learn and or research. According to many umbrella schools as long as you do 75 hrs. (per semester) x 2 = 150 hours per year, will cover a full credit. Therefore, when you are spending 2 hours a day (1 hour for English and 1 hour for history or social studies), you can cover both credits in one year.  


*Here at MHA, we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable learning experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*