Advanced Honors English- Kelly Stacks

Our English courses are designed to build upon each other. We recommend students take the literature course that matches their writing and higher order thinking abilities. New students will need assessment before placement in this class. We want our students to succeed, yet be challenged. We will help you find the best fit for them.

Literature both shapes and is shaped by our culture. Discussion of the classics helps a student not only understand the impact certain writings have had on the world, but also how world events influenced the authors and their writings. During group time students will discuss and survey several authors, their works, and their impact on our culture today. The tutor’s desire to further develop a student’s understanding of literary concepts through discussion and analysis while encouraging a lifelong enjoyment of literature through a Christian worldview. When appropriate, the students will also be memorizing lines from these great works. The tutor will assume students have a firm working foundation and honors level discussion capabilities as this will not be an introductory composition or literature analysis discussion. Knowledge of MLA format is essential for this class.

Recommended Grades 10-12 – dependent upon writing and high order thinking skills. New Cornerstone Enrichment students will need assessment before final placement.

Writing: This course requires mastery of writing strategies learned in Honors English.
Students at this level will
-write full three – five page essays in response to topics covered in the literary works
-edit their own work
-brainstorm and outline for essays – help available from tutor outside of class, as needed
-format essays in nationally accepted formats

Literature in this course will require higher level reading comprehension skills. Works chosen will be a mixture of epic poetry, Shakespeare, classic full-length novels, modern literature, poems and short stories. Before classes begin in August, a complete book list with specific ISBNs will be emailed to all enrolled.

In class, students will be held accountable by
-memorization of quotes
-discussion of works
-comprehension testing
-essay feedback
-works-based projects

This class meets twice a week – Monday and Wednesday – 10:15 to 11:15

Course Cost:
Due at registration to Kelly Stacks – $90 ($25 “tuition deposit”+ $55 “supply fee”) non-refundable, non-transferable

Due at registration – $12 non-refundable facility fee made payable to Trinity Community  Church
Due on July 1 – First semester tuition – $150
Due on November 1- Second semester tuition – $175