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 scroll down for a description of each course)
Course: Elementary English Grammar & Writing
Grade Level: 3rd - 5th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 per month + $25 registration fee
Book(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: Middle School English Grammar & Writing
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $60 per month + $30 application fee
Books(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: High School English Literature & Composition
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 10:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Cost: $70 per month + $40 application fee
Book(s): IEW Excellence in Literature: British Literature ISBN# 9781623411848 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You can purchase this book new directly through Janice Campbell's (author) website at www.excellence-in-literature.com or used through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. The Portable Walls For Structure and Style can be purchased new through IEW.com or used through Amazon.com while supplies last. 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.*
Elementary English Grammar & Writing (3rd - 5th grade)
Middle School English Grammar & Writing (6th - 8th 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, whish 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!
High School English Literature & Composition (9th - 12th grade)
Through this course, high school students will put literary analysis skills into practice as they study and write about nine to ten great works of British literature. This challenging course introduces students to British 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. British Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development of literature. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, and the literary and artistic context of the focus work. Students will gain an understanding of the development of literature and will practice the skills of close literary analysis through essays, approach papers, and other evaluative writing.
In British Literature you will study:
—Canterbury Tales (selected) by Geoffrey Chaucer
—Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and other Arthurian works
—King Lear by William Shakespeare
—Paradise Lost by John Milton
—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
—Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
—Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
—To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
By the end of the course, students will:
—Possess a broad knowledge of the history and development of British literature.
—Have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.
—Have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.
—Be able to analyze literary texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.
—Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, and mechanics.
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, depending on the course being offered. 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.*