Literature & Composition A  – Kelly Stacks

Our literature courses are designed to build upon each other. We recommend students take the literature course that matches their writing and higher order thinking abilities. This course is for students who need to strengthen their writing or who have little formal writing experience. 

This class is designed for the student with little to no creative and/or formal writing experience. We combine lessons in writing, grammar, and other study skills to build a solid foundation for future writing and analysis.  The literature will be slightly lighter than the other classes, in order to the focus on writing skills, but will be nonetheless thought provoking and analytical

Recommended grades 9-12. Advanced 8th grade students that are 13 years old by the first day of class may also enroll in this class.

Writing: This course teaches students to
-master different sentence structures
-build strong paragraphs
-think creatively to craft their own works – creative and formal writing
-fine tune grammar and punctuation skills
-develop vocabulary for stronger word choices in their writing
-edit their own work
-write full three – five page essays in nationally accepted format needed for college by the end of the course

Literature chosen will be predominately short stories and poems with a few other selected longer works.  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 with
-regular quizzes
-homework assignments
-essay feedback
-comprehension testing of works

Meets twice a week

Monday and Wednesday – 9:00 to 10:00

Course Cost:

  • Due at registration to Kelly Stacks – $90  ($25 “Tuition Deposit” + $65 “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 –   Tuition $150
  • Due on November 1 – Second semester –  Tuition $175