Foundations of English
(English 1, High School)
32 WEEK CLASS
Tutor Name: Valerie Chaffin
Course Name: Foundations of English-Literature and Composition, English 1
Reader that will provided by Tutor ($20 Copy Fee)
MYTHOLOGY by Hamilton
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Dickens
ROMEO AND JULIET by Shakespeare
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Lee
A WALK ACROSS AMERICA by Jenkins
Please purchase these books during the summer, as we will begin using them as soon as class begins.
Other Required Materials:
A 3-ring notebook for English work only
A set of dividers for the 3-ring notebook
Access to email
SPECIAL OUT OF CLASS REQUIRED MEETING: During the spring semester this class will meet one day outside of the normal Tuesday sessions. This is a required meeting, the date for which will be assigned during the second semester. This extra class period will last from four to six hours and will allow us to read Romeo and Juliet together since the language constitutes some difficulties.
Copy Fee: $20 (for the required reader described above)
by Valerie Chaffin
Grammar 1 - High School
Foundations of English (English 1, High School)
British Literature – High School – English 3 or 4
American Literature with Writing Focus – High School, English 2
Minimum Number of Students: 10
Maximum Number of Students:
Course Description/Outline/Objectives: This year-long course will explore the foundational elements of literature, grammar, and composition using a wide range of reading material and writing assignments. It is preparatory for English courses taken later in high school and college by teaching literary analysis and composition skills.
We will be studying a variety of short stories, poems and essays. These will be provided in a Reader (required) that may be purchased from me at a cost of $20.00. The instructor will put the reader together and have it for the students to begin using on the first day of class. Therefore, payment for this reader should be made when the student has signed up for the class.
Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework:
Recommended Grade Level: 9th-10th
Rate for Additional Private Tutoring: $35/hour