WRITING AND LITERATURE CLASSES – CONROE CAMPUS 

Literature and Writing - 4th-6th Grade - Lori Kelley

Required time outside of class each week: approximately 3-4 hours

 Class time will be spent guiding your children through a variety of literature in order to maximize your students’ reading experiences. This will be done by providing activities that foster comprehension, vocabulary, and an understanding of literary elements. Students will also develop writing and speech communication skills through a variety of reader’s response questions and reports that they will complete and share in class.

 Homework will include assigned reading, vocabulary, comprehension questions and reader’s response writing assignments each week. Each book that we read will also have a small project to enhance learning.

Materials needed: Students will be required to purchase 3/4 novels at approximately $5-$7 each. They will need access to a good dictionary, thesaurus and Bible. They may also need supervised access to the internet at times. There will also be a binder given for each semester that has all curriculum included. In order to receive this binder and printed materials, there will be a curriculum fee of $30 per semester. The fee will be due August 1st  and December 1st.

 Class tuition is $400 split into 10 payments of $40 (due from July 2018-April 2019).

 Payment options:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2017-Apr 2018)

2) Set up auto payments with your bank 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). 

 Mail Class Registration Form and tuition payments to: Lori Kelley 216 Skipper Jack Montgomery, Texas 77316. Her contact information is thekelleys4@hotmail.com or 281-813-4763. Lori responds very well through text messages and emails.

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

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 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, 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.