ONLINE CLASS CHOICES
Welcome to Class! We will have a wonderful time learning! I have been teaching for over 25 years in private class settings, public school, and online. I have four children of my own and 4 grandchildren. My own love for learning and for history, literature, and writing comes through in my teaching style. I enjoy presenting material in all kinds of different ways to facilitate an environment that makes the student love to come to class! I have helped students through the years with essays for scholarship, with increasing college entrance exam scores, and just instilling a love of life-long learning. I have directed education in traditional and online settings, managing and developing classes and teachers in an online and local environment. I love teaching classes and helping students and families with their educational goals, through both online classes and through our thriving local class tutorial. Join me for the new school year! My goal is to have every class be filled with lessons worth learning!
Every Lessons Worth Learning class is taught from a Christian Worldview Perspective.
All LIVE class sessions are recorded for viewing later when not able to be in class LIVE.
Homework is at the discretion of the parent.
We work as a team when needed to meet the goals you have set for your students.
If you have questions or if you have any trouble signing up for the classes on this site, please email to email@example.com
All classes are recorded in the LIVE session and will be sent as a follow up link so that families may view as needed during the week if not able to attend classes LIVE every week.
Classic Literature with Composition
Classic Literature and Composition Tuesdays 9 am Central
Interest through 12th Grade Sept- May
What will we cover in this class:
The literature covered in this class will allow the student an opportunity to "step into the shoes" of the characters who will fascinate the reader, with themes that will promote amazing discussions in our LIVE online class format. We will cover literary movements and works that impacted literature to this day in a timeless way. We will also cover Writing elements with every class. Our literature excerpts shared in class and in homework emails will make excellent content for terrific writing opportunities.
Literary elements and devices will be taught and discussed each week.
Composition, Essay, Journaling, Character Analysis, Plot Diagrams, Theme Charts, Q&A, Research Papers, and Author Biography Sketches are just some of the assignment choices your student will be offered … and that makes it a great class for your English credit needs this year with Literature and Composition skills being covered in every class.
The books can be varied by age group so this class can span several grade needs in one family.
Grading and Credit:
Grading and credit awarded is at the final discretion of the parent, so I am flexible with assignments and will work with your family to meet your goals and needs as much as possible. This class is eligible for one credit for the entire year of study. Semester Grading and Certificates are included this year for this one tuition fee.
What You Will Need:
You will need a computer but online classes can often be taken by hand-held devices. Students are not required to have or use a webcam or microphone, although they will be given opportunities to use them throughout the course to make presentations. The classes are LIVE each week with the teacher on mic and/or webcam. The class is similar to a traditional class environment, but online the students will discuss as the teacher directs in a chat box within the classroom, will learn and share by webcam or mic, will see and make powerpoint or pdf presentations of assignments, and will get to do all of this from the comfort of their own home!
Types of Classics that will be covered through this course through studies and excerpts to study literary elements and style as well as literary movements throughout history:
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
+ Other Short Stories and Poetry as well as...
Dickens, The Bronte Sisters, Jane Austen, Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis will also be featured authors as well as Christian Classic authors both old and new (20th Century authors like C.S. Lewis and AW Tozer)
***Please note: The Literary Works covered in their entirety will be decided as the class is formed for this year and is depending on the needs of the class. We will work with our families to make a plan that works for your student and credit needs.
Students are allowed at the discretion of the parent to choose a version of each book that works for their reading and interest skill level. Students also may enjoy audio versions of the books, and at times a movie or play may be an appropriate and/or best way to enjoy the classic work.
Sign up & Pay to join us today!
Email Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll as you pay for the class here.
You will receive an email with info on the textbook(s) to purchase and a welcome packet with all the information for meeting us for class, assignments, and more from your teacher, Loretta Rhodes.
All Lessons Worth Learning Classes are taught from a Christian Worldview Perspective
The American Story History Class
Our American Story History Class Tuesdays10 am Central
Interest through 12th Grade Sept-May
You will love learning about the American Story through history documents and literary pieces that tell the tale of courage, of vision, and of hope...and all through a Christian perspective.
What Will Be Covered:
We will cover the American story from the Age of Exploration to the Modern Day story being written now.
Exploration and Discovery
Native American History
Hints of Revolution
The Revolutionary War
The Building of a New Nation
1800s Events and Happenings that shaped America
1900s Events, Happenings, and Wars that shaped our life today in America
Current Events of the American Story being written now
Literature works including historical documents, historical letters, journal entries, poetry, literary excerpts that defined American Literature...all of the written words that help us see the story of America...American History through the eyes and hearts of the people living in the different phases of our history.
What is Required:
No book is required. We will suggest different texts that we will be using including Notgrass Exploring America and Stobaugh's American History as well as United States History by BJU.
We use lots of resources. Homework will be given by unit of study so that you could use the book at home that works best for you. In class, we will use video clips, power point slides, dynamic group discussions, class simulations, and more to really enjoy this class.
A computer will be needed (students also are able to take the class on most hand-held devices) to access the Adobe online classroom. Students are given the opportunity to chat, to use a webcam, and to use their mic throughout the year, but we have had students take the classes very successfully through chat box only on their part.
Grading and Credit:
Grading is included on what we do see in class as assignment submission and participation...and we do offer credit certificates at the end of the course. Grading and credit awarded is at the discretion of the home parent ultimately though due to the home parent being the record keeper.
How to Enroll:
Write to Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. Erin at email@example.com to let us know you are signing up for this class...be sure to fill out the form on this online class page and pay here as well. We will contact you with information upon enrollment.