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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 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 + $30 registration fee

Book(s): IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons ISBN# 9781623413446 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You can purchase these items 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. Tiffiany Stone



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 U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons ISBN# 9781623413248 and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN # 9781623413279. You can purchase these items 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. Tiffiany Stone



Course: High School English- Introduction to IEW Skills (Students not experienced in IEW Skills must take this English course first)

Grade Level: 9th - 12 grade  

Day/Time: Thursdays @ 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Cost: $70 per month + $40 application fee

Book(s):  IEW Advanced U.S. History Based Writing Lessons ISBN# 9781623412326; Victus Study Skills System (Student workbook) ISBN# 9781623413040; and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You will also need to purchase the reading books found in the description section below. You can purchase these items new directly through IEW.com or used through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com. Please note that some items may only be found directly through the IEW website. When purchasing, make sure the ISBN numbers match.     

Instructor: Mrs. Tiffiany Stone



Course: High School English Literature & Composition (Students experienced in IEW Skills can take this course)

Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade

Day/Time: Thursdays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $70 per month + $40 application fee

Book(s): IEW Victus Study Skills System (Student workbook) ISBN# 9781623413040; and Portable Walls For Structure and Style ISBN# 9781623413279. You will also need to purchase the reading books found in the description section below. You can purchase this book new directly through IEW.com or used through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com. Please note that some items may only be found directly through IEW.com. When purchasing, please make sure the ISBN numbers match.

Instructor: Mrs. Tiffiany Stone


*Mrs. Stone 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)

This course establishes a foundation of the I.E.W. curriculum, which includes outlining, note taking, summarizing, and essay writing.  Assists in establishing the fundamentals of the English language including sentence structure and grammar. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Trojan Horse, from the Mayans and their chocolate to the Sphinx, these stories of the people and events of the Ancient Times 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.  

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

This class establishes the foundation of the I.E.W. curriculum, which includes outlining, note taking, summarizing and essay writing. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the amazing history of our beloved country.  The students will be visiting with the Native Americans and Columbus as our country was beginning and then travel aboard the Mayflower before bearing witness to the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard around the world. After that, they will be sitting alongside some of the greats such as Ben Franklin and George Washington. They will then learn about our glorious flag and see what makes our country so great!

High School English- Introduction to IEW Skills (9th - 12th grade)

This course establishes a foundation of the I.E.W. curriculum, which includes outlining, note-taking, summarizing, and essay writing.  Provides students with the opportunity to learn time management, organizational skills, and study skills. Allows students the opportunity to learn how to incorporate these skills into various subjects by integrating important U.S. History based events from the I.E.W. curriculum as well as complementing our High School American History class. The students will visit with the Native Americans and hop aboard the Mayflower. They will get to bear witness to the American Revolution and travel along the Trail of Tears. The students will get to experience the Underground Railroad and end the class with their feet landing on TWO battlefields! In this class, the students will be reading novels by Denise Kiernan (The Girls of Atomic City), Russell S. Bonds (Stealing the General), Mark Curriden (Contempt of Court), Steven Woodworth (Six Armies in Tennessee), Amy Greene (Long Man), Dean Arnold (America’s Trail of Tears).  The topics that are going to be covered in these great novels are World War 2, the railroad, federalism, the Civil War, the construction of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Native Americans. 


Novel List:


Kiernan, Denise. The Girls of Atomic City : the Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. New York, NY :Simon & Schuster, 2013. ISBN: 9781451617535


Bonds, Russell S. Stealing the General : The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor. Yardley, PA : Westholme, c2007. ISBN: 9781594160332


Curriden, Mark; Leroy Phillips. Contempt of Court: The Turn Of-The-Century Lynching That Launched 100 Years of Federalism. Faber & Faber, Incorporated. 1999 ISBN: 9780385720823


Korn, Jerry. The Fight for Chattanooga: Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge. 1985. ISBN: 9780809448166


Greene, Amy. Long Man. Knopf. 2014. ISBN: 9781629531847


Spruill, Marjorie. Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics. 2018. ISBN 9781632863164



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

This course enhances the students' abilities in grammar, essay writing, poetry, literature, public speaking and study skills. It provides opportunities for students to learn the elements of an essay while focusing on various novels and poetry.  Develops skills pertaining to composition and the parts of an essay. The students will be reading works written by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre), the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell (The Freedom Writers Diary), C.S. Lewis (The Great Divorce) Katherine Patterson (Bridge to Terabithia) and Elie Wiesel (Night). The topics covered in these great novels are women’s rights, a sense of belonging and love, civil rights, faith and moral choice, loss and the Holocaust. As you can see, these are heavy topics and will be referenced back to the Bible in a conscientious effort to Put God First.


Novel List:


Spruill, Marjorie. Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics. 2018. ISBN 9781632863164

Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre. (Bantam Classics) Peterborough, Ont. :Broadview Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780553211405 

Freedom Writers., and Erin Gruwell. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. New York: Doubleday, 1999. Print. ISBN: 9780385494229 

Lewis, C S. The Great Divorce., 1946. Print. ISBN: 9780060652951

Paterson, Katherine. Bridge to Terabithia. HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN: 9780064401845


Wiesel, Elie, and Marion Wiesel. Night., 2006. Print. ISBN: 9780374500016 


NOTE: The literature and poetry part of this class will change each year for a 4 year rotation.


*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.*