Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Thursday, period 3|
Description: The purpose of this course is to lay the groundwork for success in high school, so it will provide students with opportunities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We will learn the parts of speech, sentence patterns, and sentence diagramming; analyze literature; and write informally in a journal. At the beginning of the semester, we will focus on writing good sentences and paragraphs, building the framework of short essays. We will also practice all steps in the writing process, from prewriting, creating a rough draft, revising, editing, to polishing the final draft. Students will write descriptive and expository essays, a newspaper article, and a short story.
Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held.
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.
$260 first semester, $220 second semester
Supplies: The cost for the two-year Analytical Grammar license, a binder,
copies of the curriculum, and a journal is included in the first
semester price of the class (above).