Language Arts through Literature II
7th - 8th
$25 supply fee
10am - 11am
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Sawdust in His Shoes by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Wonder by RJ Palacio
4 three ring 1-inch binders
Loose leaf paper
9x12 dry erase board
(All can be purchased at the Dollar Tree)
About the Course
In this seventh and eighth grade Learning Language Through Literature class, students will not only be learning the parts of speech, classifying sentences, and the writing process, but will be learning to identify these concepts and literary tools in novel studies. We will strive for this goal by reading some award-winning and thought-provoking books. In this level 2 course we will be applying grammar concepts, sentence writing, paragraphing, and learning to write short essays from the analyzation of the chosen books. In these writing exercises students will be asked and given a grammar rubric to apply.
Homework: There will be about 30 minutes of homework each day to include reading about 10 pages or one chapter, a reading comprehension activity and /or a grammar lesson.
**We all learn in different ways so if you child needs any adaptations, please contact me to discuss. **
Instructor Background: Denise Tullos received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of North Dakota. She is married to Owen, a wonderful God-fearing and loving husband, who is actively serving as an attorney in the United States Air Force. Before starting a family, Mrs. Tullos taught in Christian schools for six years. She began teaching homeschool in 2005. They have four children ages 24, 21, 14 and 12 who have all attended their family homeschool. Their older two children are away at college pursuing the paths that the Lord has for them. Over the course of 26 years and 12 moves, life has taken them on wonderful adventures all over the world. They have trusted that God is with them wherever they go, that His ways are best, and that His creation is marvelous! When Mrs. Tullos is not teaching, she enjoys reading, studying the Bible (especially women’s Bible studies), hiking, and playing with the kids and their Mini Aussie, Chloe Belle.