This distance learning course reviews the writing process—planning, drafting, revising, and publishing. It includes a systematic review of grammatical and mechanical skills. Students create portfolios that include twelve distinct writing assignments, including analytical essay, in-class essay, folktale, letter to the editor, memoir, parallelism, interview, critical response to literature, analogy, narrative poem, hymn, and a research paper. Students participate in specific aspects of publishing, including mailing a letter to the editor, submitting a poem for publication, and interviewing an important person in their lives.
Dr. Lesa Seibert teaches this course.
Recommended Viewing Schedule: five 30-minute lessons a week; 79 lessons per year
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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.