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Language Arts Classes

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 & password created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments & Supplies: Binders and notebooks will be handed out as needed for organizing course work. Homework is assigned on our interactive course forums. Class supplies required will be posted on the forum throughout the year.

Language Arts: 3rd - 6th (Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 9:25 AM)

The nuts and bolts of the English language will be covered in this course. We will formally use the Shurley English and Sequential Spelling program to accomplish such. Expect to focus on: grammar, penmanship, spelling and vocabulary acquisition. We will use short poems and rhymes to organically teach such.  In addition, we will bring it all to life by applying our newfound skills  to photographs from their own life. Creating a personal connection to the rote learning will help their brains retain all that will be covered this year. Students will heavily focus on the different types of writing and incorporate beginning research skills utilizing the encyclopedia, dictionary, and thesaurus. We will gladly accept any National Geographic Kids or Highlights magazines you may want to recycle. If sending photos weekly is too cumbersome, I would highly recommend investing in an instant print camera. 

World Literature: 7th - 12th (Tues & Thurs 12:35 - 1:55 PM) (1 Credit for High School)

With a spark and a little imagination, you too can fall head over heels reading. The typical classroom is filled with sullen faces. Statistics show a shocking seventy percent of adults haven’t darkened the doorsteps of a bookstore in five years. The goal of any education should be to foster a love for life long learning. Therefore, this class will connect to our inner child and utilize toys and cartoon characters to jump into the written word. We will review sentence structure and literary analysis by looking at various: rhymes, verse, advertisements, folklore, plays, poems, articles, and informational text. Students will deeply analyze: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and a book titled Unconditional Love. By the end of class, everyone will be able to articulate the importance behind the written and spoken word. Traveling the world through print will excite and hopefully similar to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, give learners  the “golden bricks” to lay foundations for a future of their choosing. Students should anticipate a high participatory class and expect to turn in polished papers weekly.