WRITING AND LITERATURE CLASSES – CONROE 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 many begin during any rotation. Class time will include lectures, 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.

This year each student will be given a binder including a copy of all the work to be completed at home. This will ensure each child will have their Home Assignment Sheets and all at home work at the beginning of each unit. Although from time to time a copy may be needed, you will no longer have to print materials from the emails sent by me each week.  I feel certain this will streamline our class and allow each child to fully utilize the class materials, even if they miss class due to sickness, vacation or other things which occur from time to time.

In order to receive the binder and printed materials, there will be a curriculum fee of $40 per semester.  The $40 per student semester fee will be due August 1st and December 1st.   

The monthly fee for this class is $40.  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 by the 1st of the month; 3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester check dated July 1 and 2nd semester check dated December 1, 2017).  NOTE: The first payment should include the first semester $40 curriculum 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.

Basic Paragraph Writing - Jr. High/High School - Pam Bowen

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

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 Pam Bowen directly for instructions.

The students will need a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 5+ hi-liters, 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. There will be no tests on the books. Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week.

There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class with a $10 late fee for payments received after the 10th of the month. Please make checks payable to Pam Bowen and mail to: 189 Greenleaf Lane, Conroe, TX 77304. Contact Mrs. Bowen at pbowen@hushmail.com, 936.760.1790 or 936.520.7138.

Basic Essay Writing - High School or completion of Basic Paragraph Writing - Pam Bowen

Expected time outside of class each week needed for preparation and homework will average between 4 – 6 hours.

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 Pam Bowen directly for instructions.

The student will need to purchase the Essay Writing Student Worksheet set ($18 + tax & shipping) from http://www.thewritefoundation.org/pages/order-worksheets.aspx. The students will need a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 5+ hi-liters, 8 notebook divider tabs, a Bible, a thesaurus, and a dictionary.

This is not a literature course; however, reading from a list of selected authors will be required.

Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class with a $10 late fee for payments received after the 10th of the month.

Please make checks payable to Pam Bowen and mail to: 189 Greenleaf Lane, Conroe, TX 77304. Contact Mrs. Bowen at pbowen@hushmail.com, 936.760.1790 or 936.520.7138.