Middle School Grammar & Composition 2

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Teacher: Linda Richardson
Date/Time: Wednesday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 7th, 8th
Department: Language Arts
Grade Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
Maximum Enrollment: 14

This dynamic class is perfect for seventh or eighth grade students who have already completed a grammar/composition at MAS. Students will review and build upon their grammar knowledge. Students will learn how to conduct research, craft a thesis, create an outline, and write an essay. Students are actively engaged in the writing process and are supported at every step. Each student receives personal feedback on his papers so he can learn and grow as a writer. This course blends well with Literature for the Middle School Student to create a complete language arts block. Students should plan on spending 4 - 5 hours a week on homework for this course.  Students who were enrolled in grammar/comp for the 2021 - 2022 should enroll this course; it is all new content. 

Requirements/Expectations for entry: 

  • Students are expected to know how to type or be enrolled in a course to learn. 
  • Students are expected to know how to write an essay. 
  • Students are expected to dedicate one hour a day to homework. 
  • Students are expected to have a Gmail account 
  • Parents are expected to spend 15 minutes a day with their student to check that homework is being completed, to provide guidance, and to answer questions. 
  • Parents are expected to provide needed materials for the course prior to the start of the course.

Seventh graders who have taken a formal grammar/composition class should enroll in this course. This is the second in our series of middle school grammar/composition courses. New students MUST seek permission from the instructor before enrolling. 

Tuition: $325 a semester or $630 for the year

Materials/admin fee $85 

Most students will benefit from having a laptop to use in class.