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Lit Classes with 3 Cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle A year.

Lit Classes with 2 Cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle B year.

 

Five in a Row (FIAR) - Grades K-3rd

Teacher: Jacquie Palazzolo

The Five In A Row class at HELP utilizes the curriculum written by Jane Claire Lambert, a successful Homeschool teacher with more than 17 years of experience. 

FIAR is a two year course that will cover Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Math and Science while introducing the student to classical children's literature. Each class will include a time to discover the setting of the story and find the location on a map, a discussion about the characters and setting of the story, plus considering how the problems in the story were solved and the life lessons we can learn from them.  The complete program will provide the students with a unit-study approach to early education that will help them fall in love with learning. 

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $220/$30

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $110/$15)

Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $110/$15)

 

 

Preparatory IEW for Younger Students (Pre-IEW)- Grades 3rd-5th          

Teacher: De Forbin

The wonderful Institute for Excellence in Writing program offerdat a much slower pace. We will cover 12 writing elements over the 24 weeks of classes focusing on one requirement for two weeks. The students will learn how to develop a keyword outline utilizing the basic IEW outline over the course of the year. They will be introduced to six "dress ups" and seven "sentence openers." A new writing assignment will be presented each week. This class will prepare your younger student for introductory IEW.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$20

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

 

Younger Junior Literature -  Grades 3th-5th

Teacher:  De Forbin & Gina Shepherd

This class designed for the younger student uses exciting and adventurous books to stimulate students to fall in love with literature. Students will learn literary concepts such as hero and heroine, metaphors, and simile as they analyze each book, and comprehension questions for basic literature understanding. the exciting books that will be used for this course are:

Cycle A: The Little House in the Big Woods, Cricket in Times Square, The Sword in the Tree, Charlotte's Web, Sign of the Beaver, Whipping Boy

Cycle B: Minstrel in the Tower, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Door in the Wall, Farmer Boy, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Heroes of History:  George Washington

Lit Classes with 2 cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle B year.

Parents will need to purchase these books for the class or check them out from the library.

Annual Tuition and Class Fees: $240/$30     

(Fall Tuition and Class Fees:  $120/$15)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fees:  $120/$15)

 

INTRODUCTORY IEW - Grades 4th-8th           

Teacher: De Forbin & Gina Shepherd

This beginning intro to Andrew Pudewa's Institute for Excellence in Writing program (IEW)  focuses on STRUCTURE and STYLE.  As the students move more slowly through the different units, they will learn the Keyword outline model (structure) for all types of writing, and they will also learn a variety of stylistic techniques to add interest and personal voice. This is a slower paced class. Students begin by reconstructing existing source texts and the stress of creating a work from scratch is eliminated.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$20

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

 

IEW--INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING - Grades 4th-8th

Teacher: De Forbin & Gina Shepherd

Andrew Pudewa's Institute for Excellence in Writing program (IEW)  focuses on STRUCTURE and STYLE.  As the students move through the different units, they will learn the models (structures) for all types of writing, and they will also learn a variety of stylistic techniques to add interest and personal voice.  Because they begin by reconstructing existing sourcetexts, the stress of creating a work from scratch is eliminated. *Introductory IEW is not a prerequisite, but it is recommended.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$20

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

  

JUNIOR LITERATURE - Grades 5th-7th

Teacher:  De Forbin

This class uses exciting and adventurous books to stimulate students to fall in love with literature. Students will learn literary concepts such as antagonist, protagonist, and climax as they analyze each book, and comprehension questions for basic literature understanding. The exciting books that will be used for this course are: 

Cycle A: The Cay, Indian in the cupboard, The Secret Garden, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Anne of Green Gables, Stone Fox

Cycle B:  Crispin:  The Cross of Lead, Shadow Spinner, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Magician's Nephew, Shiloh, Christian Heroes:  Then and Now; Eric Lidell

Cycle C:  Where the Red Fern Grows, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Big Wave, Give Me LIberty, Holes, and The Horse and His Boy.    

Lit Classes with 3 Cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle A year.

Parents will need to purchase these books for the class or check them out from the library.

Annual Tuition and Class Fees: $240/$30     

(Fall Tuition and Class Fees:  $120/$15)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fees:  $120/$15)

 

Complete IEW-- Grades 6th-8th              

Teacher: Gina Shepherd

Complete IEW is for the student who has completed the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) class and is ready to concentrate on the many different outlines and styles of writing that Andrew Pudewa'sInstitute for Excellence in Writing advocates. The keyword outline and stylistic techniques will be briefly reviewed before diving into story and report outlines with an emphasis on creative writing as well. Prerequisite - IEW   Parents need to purchase the Institute For Excellence In Writing Bible Based Writing Lessons, ISBN 978-0-9801005-9-4

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$20

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$10)

 

Junior High COMPOSITION & LITERATURE - Grades 7th-8th

Teacher:  Laura Freytag

This class is designed to challenge and enrich the Christian mind. This will be a two semester program which will include a literary analysis of classic works. Total Language Plus and Progeny Press study guides are used as a touchstone for class discussion, vocabulary, and essay themes. Reading classical literature paves the way for composing meaningful essays. The vocabulary broadens and enhances communication skills. All essays are presented using The Institute For Excellence in Writing structure and style techniques. The students will be required to complete a research paper following the same format. Logic and light rhetoric will be introduced as the students engage in debate. The class will study the following books, which will be provided for you:

Lit Classes with 2 cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle B year.

Cycle A:  Amos Fortune, Free Man, Number the Stars, Treasure Island, The Bronze Bow, Redwall, Wrinkle in Time

Cycle B:  Johnny Tremain, Biography of George Washington, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Across Five Aprils, Out of the Dust, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.  

Annual Tuition and Class Fees: $365/$80

(Fall Tuition and Class Fees:  $170/$80  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fees:  $195/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

High School

High School Nothing but Writing - Grades 9th-12th

Teacher:  Laura Freytag

Explore different styles and types of writing and refine your writing skills! This course will focus on nothing but writing! Students will learn proper mechanics and syntax for compositions as this is foundational to writing. Structures for all types of writings will be taught to the students. Some of the types of expository writings that will be covered this year besides the basic essay will include classification, exposition of a process, and the essay answer. Other types of writings to be taught in this course will include some of the following: character sketch, type sketch, and other creative works. The second half of the year, the steps in preparing and documenting a research paper will be presented to the students for them to complete a research paper of their own. Students will have ample opportunity to master grammatical concepts and become more proficient writers.  Writers INC :  A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning  ISBN-10: 066952994X

  • ISBN-13: 978-0669529944 required text for class.

Annual Tuition and Class Fees: $365/$40

(Fall Tuition and Class Fees:  $170/$20  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fees:  $195/$20  --  16 Weeks)

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPOSITION & LITERATURE  - Grades 9th-12th

Teacher:  Laura Freytag

This full year academic course is designed to challenge and enrich the Christian student's mind and prepare them for university studies.The instructor will utilize Progeny Press study guides as a touchstone to encourage and guide the students as they broaden their vocabulary for the purpose of reading and understanding, literary analysis of classic works, class discussion,and essay themes. Reading classical literature paves the way for composing meaningful essays. The vocabulary enhances communication skills. Analyzing and interpreting literature requires the knowledge of literary terminology and devices. Developing content, structure, and voice in composition requires proper syntax, mechanics, and diction. Practicing these techniques will provide the students with a skill set that will prepare them for college, but also for that of life long application. Logic and rhetoric will be introduced as the students engage in debate/Socratic Circle sessions. The students will be required to complete a research paper during the second half of the year. The novels are included in the price of this course and will be handed out in class. The class will study the following books:
 

Lit Classes with 4 Cycles:

2018-2019 will be a Cycle D year.

Cycle A: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, The Scarlet Letter, The Yearling, The Great Gatsby

Cycle B:  Swiss Family Robinson, Hiding Place, Christmas Carol, Heart of Darkness, Julius Caesar, Great Expectations

Cycle C:  Tale of Two Cities, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Fahrenheit 451, Merchant of Venice, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jane Eyre

Cycle D:   Animal Farm, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Things Fall Apart, Frankenstein, The Alchemist, and a unit on short stories

Annual Tuition and Class Fees: $365/$95

(Fall Tuition and Class Fees:  $170/$95  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fees:  $195/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

Not offered 2017-2018

TOTAL IEW with Wordsmith-- Grades 6th-8th    

Teacher : Margie Nesteroff 

This is a 2 semester class that will cover the nine units of the Institute for Excellence in Writing syllabus. The IEW writing style and structure will be incorporated and developed covering all types of writing; creative writing with pictures, report writing, narrative essay writing, imitations of fables and fairytales, interest stories and critiques. The stylistic techniques will be developed using a writer's checklist for each weekly assignment. These invaluable writing tools can be applied to any type of writing and can be carried with you all through your educational career.

 

LITERATURE & COMPOSITION - Grades 11th-12th    

Teacher:  Lori Krull

This full year academic course is designed to challenge and enrich the Christian student's mind and prepare them for university studies. The instructor will utilize Progeny Press study guides as a touchstone to encourage and guide the students as they broaden their vocabulary for the purpose of reading and understanding, literary analysis of classic works, class discussion,and essay themes. Reading classical literature paves the way for composing meaningful essays. The vocabulary enhances communication skills. Analyzing and interpreting literature requires the knowledge of literary terminology and devices. Developing content, structure, and voice in composition requires proper syntax, mechanics, and diction. Practicing these techniques will provide the students with a skill set that will prepare them for college, but also for that of life long application. Logic and rhetoric will be introduced as the students engage in debate/Socratic Circle sessions. The students will be required to complete a research paper during the second half of the year. The novels are included in the price of this course and will be handed out in class. The class will study the following books:

Cycle A: Silas Marner, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Raven, Animal Farm, Beowulf, The Crucible

Cycle B:  Tale of Two Cities, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Fahrenheit 451, Merchant of Venice, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jane Eyre

Cycle C: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, Macbeth, Emma, Robinson Crusoe, and In Pursuit of Wisdom.