luvschoolin2 wrote:There is no breakdown for writing assignments for the high school year 3. Anyone know what types of writing there is in that year? Is WRiter's Inc used again?
This is a bigger answer than you asked for, but I thought it may be helpful to have an overview of all the composition in the high school program. If you have more specific questions, you are welcome to call our office (573-426-4600).
During Ancient History and Literature composition focuses on the argumentative essay. The Ancient Literature Supplement will instruct the student step by step how to write a strong five paragraph argumentative essay. This essay will be written five times during the year to help the student improve their skills. Detailed instruction will explain how to format each of the five paragraphs, including how to write a thesis statement. Grammar related to this type of writing is also included. These essays pull from Bible, literature, and history to help your student mature in their understanding and ownership of a Biblical worldview. One prompt for an essay in response to Bulfinch’s Mythology is to compare and contrast the motivation of the Living God with that of the mythological gods in how they relate to mankind. When a student has to think through and write this type of paper they cannot help but grow in their understanding of their God. During this year students will also write original psalms and proverbs. Less structured essays will also be assigned from Exploring World History.
The other three units in the Ancient Literature Supplement are study guides for Bullfinch’s Mythology, Epic of Gilgamesh, and The Odyssey. Each unit includes vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking questions, and reading and writing assignments.
During World History and Literature a traditional research paper will be written during the first ten weeks of the program. The paper will include research and bibliography note cards, footnotes, and a bibliography. The student will also learn to write about 10 others types of composition in response to literature read during the program. Writers INC provides instruction for all the writing done during this program. It is also very helpful resource book for language usage.
In US History to 1877 American literature is analyzed from a Biblical worldview using reading and writing assignments in the American Literature Supplement. The Progeny Press study guide for the Scarlet Letter includes essays, vocabulary, and comprehension and critical thinking questions. US History by BJU will also assign essays. We also include a grammar review using Easy Grammar, grade 11.
In US History 1877 to Present includes one semester of modern American literature and one semester of speech. Each book read for English is analyzed using a standard book review format included in the Lesson Plans.
Each of the credits for English is approximately 150 hours of study for the student who reads at an average speed. Students using our programs through high school have been scoring well on the English portions of the SAT and ACT college entrance exams.
The web pages for the first three years of the high school program include a tab to view samples. These samples include sample lesson plans and a grading plan for each subject. These grading plans may help you to see what is included in each English credit. The samples are PDF with multiple pages. You may be interested in viewing these links:
Ancient History and Literature - http://www.mfwbooks.com/inc/pdf/ahlsample.pdf
World History and Literature - http://www.mfwbooks.com/inc/pdf/whlsample.pdf
US History to 1877 - http://www.mfwbooks.com/inc/pdf/us1sample.pdf
Again, please feel free to call our office if you have more specific questions (573-426-4600).