As students prepare to spread their wings and fly into the world of adulthood, whether near or far from home, they need to gain skills in writing to an audience, writing for themselves, and writing for life. Writing is a necessity for every line of work. No matter where you go, you need a way to communicate with the world. In eleventh and twelfth grade, students will continue to build their skills in word usage and language fluidity, but the focus will be on how they can use these skills in their personal and professional lives, into college, training school, or an apprenticeship, and beyond. The main course offered for students is a faith-based course because I believe grounding ourselves in faith is required for soaring into the stormy skies we need to face in this world.
Faith and Fantasy
FAITH AND FANTASY: A STUDY OF CHRISTIAN FANTASY AUTHORS
This reading intensive class will include the book of John and the book of Revelation from the Bible, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson, A Draw of Kings by Patrick W. Carr, Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul, and Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination by Eugene H. Peterson. Students will create four creative projects including: a map, a diorama or visual aid, a story, and a ballad. Students will also write essays, including a college application essay and a persuasive speech.
Class Time: 11 am Pacific Time (2 pm EST), on M/W
Cost: $600 for 31 teaching sessions, 30 discussion sessions, and 180 lessons for the 2020/2021 school year. Payments can be made monthly.
Class Start Date: September 14th, 2020.
College Application Essay Class
In each standalone class session, students will be given tips for writing college application essays. Each month this course will explore a different college application essay prompt. In each class, we will brainstorm different methods for writing to each prompt, spend 25 minutes writing a rough draft idea for the essay, and discuss ways to strengthen our work.
Classes will take place on the second Friday of every month, starting at 11 am Pacific Time (2 pm EST)
Cost per session: $20
Focus: Journal for Life
Each of these standalone sessions will have a monthly topic for eleventh and twelfth grade students. These topics and their corresponding months are:
September: SMART Goals
October: Reflective Journals
November: Life Narratives
December and January: Reading Reflections and Note-Taking
February and March: Keeping a Creative Journal for Fiction Writing
April and May: Writing to a Prompt.
June: Smart Goals 2
Cost of each session: $20
Class time: Second Fridays, Noon Pacific (3 pm EST)