The Prometheus Academy - Middle School English (TWO SEctions)
Sharing the fire of learning
Section #1 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:45 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Homework Expectations: 1–4 hours per week, depending on each student's pace.
Middle School English: 2½ hours per week, 32 weeks
This class includes grammar, reading, and vocabulary. We read several novels during the year plus short stories and poetry. We build skills in a variety of ways, including written exercises, games, discussions, group activities, and creative demonstrations of knowledge.
Note: Students can take this course for multiple years. The textbooks, vocabulary, and literature are not be the same from one year to the next.
Student/Parent Fall 2016 Syllabus
- A $50 materials fee is included in the class tuition for the instructor to provide additional resources.
- Textbook: Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary 4th edition, Townsend Press, Author: Beth Johnson and Janet M. Goldstein,
ISBN/SKU: 1-59194-223-3 Year: 2011 (Vocabulary Plus is not required, but you might find it worth the five dollars.)
- Textbook: Easy Grammar Grade 6 Student Workbook, By: Wanda Phillips ISBN-13: 9780936981468
- A three-ring binder devoted only to this class
- Standard notebook paper
- Colored pencils
- I will provide a classroom set of the novels we read so that we can all use the same edition. However, if a student asks to keep a particular book because they loved it, I tend to say yes.
The following is a tentative list for the 2017-2018 school year:
- Fablehaven by Brandon Null
- Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
- Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
You can borrow these books from a local library rather than purchasing them. (You do not need to purchase the books since I have a classroom set.)
Julie Poe is a homeschool mom and an adjunct instructor at Richland College. She teaches grammar, writing, reading, and listening and speaking classes in the English as a Second or Other Language program. She has been addicted to teaching since childhood, when she lined her dolls and stuffed animals up in front of a chalkboard and started conveying all the knowledge she had.