WRITING AND LITERATURE CLASSES – 1488 CAMPUS 

Please visit our schedules page for the days and times these classes are offered.

Language Arts & History - Rotation B - Grades 4th–6th - Jan Lund

Expected time outside of class each week needed for preparation and homework will average between 3 – 4 hours. 

This thorough curriculum exposes and teaches the four main types of writing; expository, persuasive, narrative and descriptive.  Lessons in grammar and comprehension are interwoven throughout the lessons.  Students will be given an opportunity to read their paragraphs to the class several times throughout the semester with a research project and presentation given at the end of the year.

 An integral part of this course is the study of key events and people which have shaped our American heritage.  This will be taught through class instruction and interaction. Creative hands-on activities in class bring history to life. Further study will continue at home through reading assignments in historical fiction books as well as history lesson sheets.

This course is taught using a three year rotation, with a focus of two years on American History and a one year study of World History.  You many begin during any rotation.

Weekly assignments will be given in reading, language arts and history.

 To allow each child to fully utilize the class materials, even if they miss class due to sickness, vacation or other events which occur from time to time, the Home Assignment Sheets and course resources will be posted on Schoology.  This will allow the course materials to be printed as needed as well as provide an opportunity for the student to view enrichment videos on both language arts and history.

 There is a $15 supply fee to cover the cost of class materials for the year. The monthly fee for this class is $40.   PRINTABLE SUPPLY LIST

 Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2018 – April 2019);

 2) Set up automatic bill pay to arrive by the 1st of the month; or

 3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester check dated July 1 and 2nd semester check dated December 1, 2018).  Semester payments are accepted however I prefer you do not pay for the entire year in advance.

NOTE: The July payment should include a $15 yearly supply fee.

 If you have any questions, please contact Jan Lund at Sajalund@aol.com or by phone (936) 777-3171.  Jan responds well to text messages. Please mail your Class Registration Form and payment to Jan Lund c/o TTC, P.O. Box 1122, Conroe, TX 77305.

Sentence to Paragraph - Grades 7th-8th - Jan Lund

Sentence to Paragraph Writing is designed for the student who can write a basic sentence and follow directions. The student learns how to incorporate grammar into writing more descriptive sentences, while also becoming skilled at the organizational process.

Creative writing is taught by the inclusion of figures of speech and grammar. It is recommended that homework be typed; however, it is not required until the second semester.

Each student will need the Sentence to Paragraph worksheets which are available online from The Write Foundation. Please make sure you order the worksheets for the Sentence to Paragraph class.

While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

Class time will be 1 hour and 15 minutes per week.

The monthly fee for this class is $45.  Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed the first of the month (July 2018 – April 2019); 2, Set up bank draft to arrive by the 1st of the month; 3) Pay by semester (1st semester payment dated July 1, and 2nd semester payment dated Dec 1, 2018).

Mrs. Lund may be contacted at Sajalund at aol.com or (936) 777-3171.

Please mail your class registration form and payment to Mrs. Lund c/o TTC, P.O. Box 1122, Conroe, TX 77305

Expected time outside class each week needed for preparation and homework is 3 hours.

British Literature – Grades 9th-12th – Billie Jo Craig

Expected time outside class each week needed for preparation and homework varies depending on reading speed.  Average will be 4 – 5 hours per week.

Students will use Smarr Publisher study guides to read classics. We will read works in their entirety from various time periods of British History, and learn to write about the works. We will learn to express thoughts about passages and ideas of the time period by writing one, three, and five paragraph papers throughout the year. There will also be a research paper.

 Supplies and Fees: 3 Ring Binder, notebook paper, pens, pencils, red pen, highlighters (a couple colors) Study guides will then be printed out at home, as needed. All books are easy to find or borrow. I MAY TAKE SOME OF THESE BOOKS OUT.  FINAL LIST WILL BE MADE BY JULY 1.

 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Beowulf, Macbeth, Utopia, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Modest Proposal…Satirical Works, Essay on Man and Other Poems, She Stoops to Conquer, Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Arms and the Man

 To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $45.00 payment dated July 1, 2018 (first tuition payment). There are a total of 10 tuition payments of $45.00(due on the 1st of July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, April). Please send 9 monthly post-dated $45 tuition checks. Contact info: Billie jo Craig 936-203-2866, Address: 3214 Felton Springs Dr., Spring, Tx 77386. billiejocr@yahoo.com

 Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2018-April 2019); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month; 3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2018). No refunds for canceling after July 1.

Basic Paragraph Writing - Jr. High-High School - Billie Jo Craig

 Expect to spend 3-4 hours a week on homework.

This writing class uses The Write Foundation–Paragraph Writing curriculum by Becky Celsor. It is a fundamental approach, which covers writing a basic single paragraph paper to an introduction of a 5-paragraph essay, as well as a weekly poetry assignment. The class will work on organizational skills such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, and editing. The goal of the class is to teach students to become carefully planned, organized writers, enabling them to effectively communicate and preparing them for high school level essay writing and life. If you would like to determine readiness for this class, please email Billie Jo Craig directly for instructions.

Supplies: 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 5+ hi-liters (orange, pink, blue, green, yellow, purple), 8 notebook divider tabs, a Bible, a thesaurus, and a dictionary. All homework must be typed. The student will need to purchase the Paragraph Writing Student Worksheets ($18 + tax & shipping) from http://www.thewritefoundation.org/pages/order-worksheets.aspx. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family.

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $45.00 payment dated July 1, 2018 (first tuition payment). There are a total of 10 tuition payments of $45  (due on the 1st of July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, April). . Contact info: Billie Jo Craig 936-203-2866, Address : 3214 Felton Springs Dr., Spring, TX 77386.  billiejocr@yahoo.com.

Basic Essay Writing & Literature - Pre-requisite: Completion of Basic Paragraph Writing – Billie Jo Craig

Expected time outside class each week needed for preparation and homework varies depending on reading speed.  Average will be 4 – 5 hours per week.

This writing class uses The Write Foundation–Essay Writing curriculum by Becky Celsor. Essay Writing is a fundamental approach covering 5-paragraph essays and creative poetry with advanced figures of speech. The class will review and strengthen organizational skills, such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, editing, and logical reasoning. The student will examine, develop and reinforce their skills in writing 5-paragraph essays, longer essays and 1 basic research paper. The last six weeks are spent mastering timed essays to prepare them for college tests and entrance exam. If you would like to determine readiness for this class, please email Billie Jo Craig directly for instructions. Literature is added to this class. We will be discussing themes of literature while reading books in full. The rate of reading is generally one chapter per day, for four days each week. Each book comes with study guides that answers are found, in order of the reading.

Supplies: The student will need to purchase the Essay Writing Student Worksheet set ($18 + tax & shipping) fromhttp://www.thewritefoundation.org/pages/order-worksheets.aspx. The students will need a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6 hi-liters (orange, pink, blue, yellow, green, purple, any other color) and notebook divider tabs.

Books to be read include: Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde, The Merchant of Venice –Shakespeare, Call of the Wild – Jack London, The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy, Silas MarnerGeorge Eliot

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $50.00 payment dated July 1, 2018 (first tuition payment). There are a total of 10 tuition payments of $50 (due on the 1st of July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, April). A late fee of $10.00 per class will be added for fees received after the 10thof each month. Contact info: Billie Jo Craig 936-203-2866, Address: 3214 Felton Springs Dr., Spring, TX 77386.  billiejocr@yahoo.com

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2018-April 2019); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month; 3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2018). No refunds for canceling after July 1.