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Language Arts Classes for 2019-2020


Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover both Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 from August 2019 to May 2020. All language arts classes meet for 50 minutes at a time for 28 weeks throughout the year. Please see our dates & schedules.


Course Syllabus: To download & view the course syllabus in each class go to the class registration page and click on the name of the class to expand the information and click "view course syllabus".


Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".


Assignments: For core subject classes including Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language the minimum amount of homework/extension work/project homework assigned on our interactive course forums is as follows:

  • Pre-K through 5th Grade: 1 - 2 hours per week
  • 6th though 8th Grade: 2 - 3 hours per week
  • 8th through 12th Grade: 3 - 4 hours per week


Literature


Literature: 3rd – 5th Grade

Whether your child has a passion for reading or is looking to obtain more skills to enhance their reading experience, this class will enhance their educational experience. This course will focus on literature across a variety of genres. Students will learn about various elements of books and poems. Students will also learn crucial comprehension and critical thinking skills. While we have a plan for how long it will take to read each book, the class does have the flexibility to change pace if the students require. The teacher will supply the students with the required texts. Students will need to read at home and will have extension work.

Pre-Requisites: Handwriting proficiency and typing ability; 2nd grade language arts proficiency (or higher)

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $20


Literature: 6th – 8th Grade

Whether your child has a passion for reading or is looking to obtain more skills to enhance their reading experience, this class will enhance their educational experience. This course will focus on literature across a variety of genres. Students will learn about various elements of books, poems, and plays. 

Students will also learn crucial comprehension and critical thinking skills. This class is not only a chance to read, but will have opportunities for different kinds of writing as well. While we have a plan for how long it will take to read each book, the class does have the flexibility to change pace if the students require. The teacher will supply the students with the required texts. Students will need to read at home and will have extension work. 

Pre-Requisites: Handwriting proficiency and typing ability; 5th grade language arts proficiency (or higher)

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $20


Reading


Fun with Beginner Reading: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

In this class, we will be using a systematic total language arts approach where children will be provided instruction in Reading, Writing, Phonics, Comprehension, Grammar and Spelling that are in sync with one another. The program is made fun with a Raceway theme that works through the incremental steps of learning to read independently while singing phonics songs, playing games, and reading storybooks. 

It is our hope that each student will go from reading words such as “dog” and “cat” or simple sentences such as “See the dog run.” to “Chris was thirsty after playing Ping-Pong. He went to the snack bar and had a lemon soda.” 

Pre-Requisites: Child must be able to recite the alphabet, recognize and write each letter, as well as know the sounds they make individually. If they are not at this level, check out Primary Learning: Discovering the World from A to Z to help them prepare for next year!

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $30


Writing


Writing: 3rd – 5th Grade

Writing skills are an essential staple for every subject in school. This class focuses on the writing skills that your elementary schooler will need, while trying to find ways to write that can gain your child’s interest. We will go over grammar and punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling. We will have a variety of assignments and writing topics that can cater to your child’s interests.

Pre-Requisites: Handwriting proficiency and typing ability; 2nd grade language arts proficiency (or higher)

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $20


Writing: 6th – 8th Grade

Writing skills are an essential staple for every subject in school. This class focuses on middle school writing skills, but also has a flexible focus to cater to your child’s interests. We will go over grammar and punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling. We will also discuss writing style and discuss different types of writing, such as expository, persuasive, and narrative writing. We will have a variety of assignments and writing topics that can cater to your child’s interests.

Pre-Requisites: Handwriting proficiency and typing ability; 5th grade language arts proficiency (or higher)

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $20


Writing: 8th – 12th Grade

Writing skills are an essential staple for every subject in school. This class focuses on upper level writing skills, but also has a flexible focus to cater to your child’s interests. The class will focus writing style and different types of writing, such as narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. We will also go over grammar, sentence structure, and word choice. We will have a variety of assignments and writing topics that can cater to your child’s interests.

Pre-Requisites: Handwriting proficiency and typing ability; 7th grade language arts proficiency (or higher)

Class Fee: $250

Supply Fee: $20