This distance learning course continues to develop the students grammar skills, emphasizing parts of speech, sentence patterns, phrases, clauses, and correct usage of verbs, pronouns, and modifiers. It includes a review of capitalization and punctuation. Students create portfolios that include fourteen writing assignments, including a personal letter, response to literature, cause-and-effect essay, poetry and metaphor, eyewitness report, oral anecdote, webpage design, short story, research essay, coordination and subordination, persuasive speech, and journal writing.
Recommended Viewing Schedule: five 30-minute lessons per week for one semester; 78 lessons total.
In this distance learning course, students learn the elements of literatureimaginative comparisons, devices of sound, allusion, symbol, and ironyby studying primarily American and British authors. Students study five genres: biography, fiction, lyric poetry, drama, and the personal essay.
Recommended Viewing Schedule: five 30-minute lessons per week for one semester; 83 lessons total.
Dr. Lesa Seibert teaches both courses.
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Dr. Seibert has over 15 years teaching experience in Christian education. She has grown up desiring to be a teacher, and she desires to instill in her students a love for learning. Her main goal in teaching grammar is to show how English follows a logical pattern. God’s Word states that "knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth" (Proverbs 14:6). Gaining knowledge is hard when a student does not understand what he is trying to learn. Therefore, understanding is the key to gaining knowledge. In teaching literature, Dr. Seibert desires to show the beauty of the English language in written form. The literary concepts of metaphors, allusions, symbols, etc., increase not only the enjoyment of a written work but also the impact of the message.