WRITING AND LITERATURE CLASSES – 1488 CAMPUS 

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

Language Arts & History - Rotation A (American History) - Grades 4th–6th - Jan Lund

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

Jan Lund teaches this class on a three year rotation, with a focus of two years on American History and a one year study of World History. You may begin during any rotation.

Class time will include teaching, practicing and reviewing sentence and paragraph writing skills as well as fundamental grammar concepts.

During Rotation A, historical fiction books will be used as we travel through exciting times in American History.

Weekly assignments will be given in reading, language arts and history. You will need access to the internet and a color printer.

The monthly fee for this class is $40. A detailed supply list will be provided.  There will be a materials printing fee for course materials which will be required.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 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, 2017). NOTE: The first payment should include the supply fee.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Lund at sajalund at aol.com or by phone (936) 777-3171.

Please mail your class registration form and payment to Mrs. 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. The student will need to purchase the worksheets. They are available online from The Write Foundation.

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 $40.  Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed the first of the month (July 2017 – April 2018); 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, 2017).

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.

American 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.

We will read works in their entirety from various time periods of American History, and learn to write about the works. Study guides with questions that go with the book are assigned four days each week. 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. The editions are suggested because they go with the study guides, if you use a different editions, students may have trouble knowing where to end reading each day.

Final reading list is not set.

The Scarlet Letter– All editions are compatible, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-29073-5, The Gold Bug and Other Tales – Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-26875, The Raven and Other Favorite Poems– Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-26685-0, Evangeline and Other Poems– Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-28255-4, Walden – Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-28495-6, The Red Badge of Courage– All editions are compatible, Up from Slavery– All editions are compatible , Humorous Stories and Sketches (Twain) -Dover Pub ISBN 0-486-29279-7, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored man- All editions are compatible, The Road Not Taken and Other Poems – Dover Thrift Pub 0-486-27550-7, The Mouse That Roared – All editions are compatible, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $45.00 payment dated July 1, 2015 (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: 9613 Crystal Springs Dr. Conroe, Tx 77303. billiejocr@yahoo.com

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 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, 2017). No refunds given 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) fromhttp://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, 2015 (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: 9613 Crystal Springs Dr. Conroe, Tx 77303. billiejocr@yahoo.com

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 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, 2017). No refunds given after July 1.

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, Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain, The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $50.00 payment dated July 1, 2015 (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: 9613 Crystal Springs Dr. Conroe, Tx 77303. billiejocr@yahoo.com

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 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, 2017). No refunds for canceling after July 1.