Monday, June 25, 2012
I was talking with my good friend Jenny today and she asked a good question which I thought would be good to share with you all. She asked what she needed to to complete her language arts course that would not be covered in our Grammar class. I thought it was a great question and figured that some of you would like to know too. Our class will cover grammar, writing (essay and report), literature and literary analysis, and a very little bit of vocabulary. To complete your language arts at home you will need a spelling program (if you're into that ;) and a vocabulary program. Personally, I'm still looking for my perfect spelling curriculum, but I really like Wordly Wise or Vocabu-Lit (both available through Rainbow Resource) for vocabulary.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I want to post a re-cap of all the books needed just for our middle school English course. Remember that our text is Hake's Grammar and Writing, Grade 6 which you can purchase through either Christian Book Distributors or Rainbow Resource Center. Both offer very good prices and are usually the sites that I go to to order my own curricula. Additionally, we will be reading four books this year. I have scheduled the course in 9 week increments - the first five to six weeks will be devoted to studying grammar and writing with the remaining 3-4 weeks of the nine week period devoted to literary study and analysis. The books that we will be reading (in chronological order) are: 1. The Trojan War (Coolidge) 2. The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster) 3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Konisburg) 4. The Shakespeare Stealer (Blackwood) Optional(I will be reading aloud from this book) 5. Ten Tales from Shakespeare (Charles and Mary Lamb) All of the books that make up the literature portion can be found at Amazon.com.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Welcome to the CCK Middle School History and English blog! I am writing this blog for all of you parents and students to serve as a place to go to for announcements, enrichment, and to catch any information that I may leave out during class or meetings. I am really excited about our upcoming school year! I hope that you all (kids) learn A LOT and that you parents are helped in your homeschooling. So, without further ado, here are our literature lists for English and History. I had originally hoped that both lists would be the same, but it just has not worked out. If there is any problem or concern with any of these books, Parents please, please, please come to me and let me know. English 1. The Shakespeare Stealer - (Blackwood) 2. The Trojan War - (Coolidge) 3. Ten Tales from Shakespeare (Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb) 4. The Phantom Tollbooth - (Juster) 5. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Konisburg) History 1. The Trojan War - (Coolidge) 2. God King - (Williamson) 3. Adam of the Road - (Gray) 4. The Bronze Bow - (Speare) 5. Catherine Called Birdy - (Cushman) 6. Beowulf - (Rebsamen)