BIO     I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!    During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

BIO

I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!

During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

Middle School Literature
Colonial

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name:  Ginger McCreery

Course Name:  
Middle School Literature
Colonial - Explorers to 1815

Required Texts: 

  • See “Real books” list below
    **Includes mandatory summer reading.

Additional comments:  While we will be using lots of books, most of these can be found at used curriculum sales, home school catalogs, used bookstores, etc.  Instead of buying an expensive textbook you will be investing in real books!  See booklist below.

Copy Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students: 6

Maximum Number of Students: 

Course Description/Outline/Objectives:   What could be more fun than a literature class covering this time period?  I’ve been anticipating arriving to the shores of the New World and reading about the adventures of our founding fathers!  Join me as we read some great historical fiction and some inspiring biographies! These books will be set in the time period of the history course by the same name, Explorers to 1815 (the late 1400s to 1815).  This class works great as a stand-alone literature course for Middle School, but it is also designed to complement and reinforce the history course of the same time period.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework: 

Recommended Grade Level: 5th-6th

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring: $25/hour

BOOK LIST – (Any edition of the text will be acceptable- you don’t have to have this exact ISBN number):   

MANDATORY (1 Book) SUMMER READING:  
       
AROUND THE WORLD IN A HUNDRED YEARS: 
         FROM HENRY THE NAVIGATOR TO MAGELLAN by Jean Fritz. 
             ISBN 978-0-698-11638-2  $8.99

More Courses by
Ginger McCreery

  • Middle School Literature

  • JR High Literature

  • JR High History

  • Philosophy & Christian Worldview

  • WHO WAS QUEEN ELIZABETH? by June Eding. Penguin Workshop.
    ISBN 978-0-448-44839-8

  • THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER by Gary Blackwood. A Puffin Book.
    ISBN 978-0-14-130595-0

  • ALONG CAME GALILEO by Jeanne Bendick. Beautiful Feet Books.
    ISBN 1-893103-01-3

  • THE ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF MYLES STANDISH by Cheryl Harness. National Geographic Publisher.
    ISBN 978-1-4263-0284-8

  • POCAHONTAS: YOUNG PEACEMAKER BY LESLIE GOURSE. Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster).
    ISBN 978-0-689-80808-1

  • A LION TO GUARD US by Clyde Robert Bulla. Harper Trophy.
    ISBN 978-0-06-440333-7

  • THE THANKSGIVING STORY by Alice Dalgliesh. Aladdin Paperbacks.
    ISBN 978-0-689-71053-7

  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER by Elizabeth George Speare. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    ISBN 978-0-547-57711-1

  • TOLLIVER’S SECRET by Esther Wood Brady. Random House.
    ISBN 978-0-679-84804-2

  • GUNS FOR GENERAL WASHINGTON by Seymour Reit. Harcourt, INC.
    ISBN 978-0-15-216435-5

  • GEORGE ROGERS CLARK: BOY OF THE NORTHWEST FRONTIER by Katharine E. Wilkie. Patria Press, Inc.
    ISBN 978-1-882859-44-3

  • THE BUFFALO KNIFE by William O. Steele. Odyssey Classics/Harcourt, Inc.
    ISBN 978-0-15-205215-7

  • SEAMAN, THE DOG WHO EXPLORED THE WEST WITH LEWIS & CLARK by Gail Langer Karwoski. Peachtree Publications.
    ISBN 13-978-1-56145-190-6

  • THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY by Stan Applegate. Peachtree Publications.
    ISBN 978-1-56145-184-5