Writing & Grammar (Elementary & Middle School)

Tutor: Suzanne Pike     
Email Address: writewithhope@gmail.com
Phone number: 901-606-3331











All Elementary and Middle School Writing and English classes utilize IEW methods in addition to content rich grammar and carefully chosen resources made available to the students.
***Parents continue to be the primary educator and agree to:
• Review daily homework
• Act as editor for writing
• Provide support for student
• Contact tutor with concerns or questions
                   

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Elementary Writing and Grammar
5th-6th grades

Class Description:


Elementary Writing and Grammar students begin their school year building a firm foundation with parts of speech, strong sentence formation, and confidence-building skills for note taking and short paragraphs. Students ease into more formal writing while having a great time in an encouraging atmosphere.  The heart of this course is to build confidence and knowledge in writing and grammar through engaging classes and lessons. This course includes additional grammar instruction.


Students will:
• the structure of outlines for note-taking(keyword outlines)
• summarizing references
• narrative stories
• short reports
• creative writing prompts
• writing style techniques
• poetry
• understand parts of speech, parts of sentences, and paragraph building


Required Text/Supplies:
Access to computer and printer- all work is required to be typed and printed.



All Things Fun and Fascinating, Second Edition, January 2012
2-inch hardback 3 Ring Binder
5-page dividers
pen
pencils
one unopened pack of notebook paper


Tuition*: $350 a year, paid in one or two post-dated checks to Suzanne Pike, July 1 and October 1
Supply Fee: $75 includes grammar curriculum, non-refundable

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



Upper Elementary & Middle School Writing with Grammar
6th-7th grades

Class Description:


Upper Elementary and Middle School Writing students will review structure and style from earlier years in addition to being introduced to more advanced style and the structure. Greater understanding of putting together complex sentences to create the building blocks of paragraphs that lead to excellent final reports and short essays.
Students will continue building confidence in comprehension and narration of what they are reading and researching. This course includes additional, in-depth grammar course-work.


Students will:
Build on retelling paragraphs
Gain skills in writing short reports
Expand narrative writing skills
Build essay writing skill
Understand integrating grammar lessons into their writing


Work becomes more independent at this level, but parents continue to be the primary source of accountability. The parts of speech and composition of sentences will be covered through weekly instruction, review, homework, and application in writing.


Required Text/Supplies:
Access to computer and printer- all work is required to be typed and printed.



Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, Fifth Edition, January 2018
2-inch hardback 3 Ring Binder
5-page dividers
pen
pencils
one unopened pack of notebook paper


Tuition*: $350 a year, paid in one or two post-dated checks to Suzanne Pike, July 1 and October 1
Supply Fee: $75 includes grammar curriculum, non-refundable

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.




Middle School Writing with Grammar
6th-8th grades

Class Description:
Middle School students will review structure and style from Elementary and Middle School Writing 1 and 2. In Middle School Writing 3, the student will prepare for high school level English coursework. This course includes additional, in-depth grammar course-work.


Students will become increasingly confident and proficient in the advanced style and structure of:
• research reports
• essay writing
• the retelling of fictional stories
• poetry
• writing from fiction and nonfiction prompts


The students are expected to start coursework with a firm grasp of what is expected in middle school writing and have experience with IEW style work. Grammar review for the understanding of sentence style and paragraph composition is included in the coursework.


Required Text/Supplies:
Access to computer and printer- all work is required to be typed and printed.



Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons
2-inch hardback 3 Ring Binder
5-page dividers
pen
pencils
one unopened pack of notebook paper


Tuition*: $375 a year, paid in one or two post-dated checks to Suzanne Pike, July 1 and October 1
Supply Fee: $75 includes grammar curriculum, non-refundable

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.









Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $60 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $180 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $70 per person after May 31st (max. $210 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.


Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.