Language Arts II
The stories of 17th-19th century America – narratives about Native Americans, European immigrants, indentured, and enslaved peoples - are now the stuff of legend. Your children can learn their stories in our readings for the sequel to Language Arts 1. Students will continue to master the arts of writing, building on the skills they have already acquired, using these stories and others as starting points for a variety of writing tasks. They will continue their study of English grammar by studying the special properties of the parts of speech and parts of the English sentence. We’ll continue to read together and discuss grammar and literature in class.
This course guides elementary students in mastering the habits of attentive reading, clear writing, and excellent grammar that they began to develop in Language Arts 1. Additional assignments include, grammar exercises, quizzes, games, creative writing and other fun projects, and several chapters of reading from their novel of the week. A short quiz or exam each semester assesses a student’s progress. Dependent upon the needs and home schooling style of each family, Language Arts 2 can be taken as a graded or not-graded class. With either option the teacher provides corrections and comments on both grammar and writing assignments.
Language Arts 2 meets twice a week, on portion per week. The first hour is devoted to instruction in grammar. The second hour involves the literature-based discussion and writing assignments mentioned above. Although it is strongly recommended to take both parts together, exceptional students may also enroll only in the grammar portion, or only the literature and writing portion of the class.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact email@example.com. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.
Registration for Language Arts II, Section A: Mr. Winslow
or permission of instructor
Registration for Language Arts II, Section B: Dr. Baumert
or permission of instructor
For the Grammar portion of her class Dr. Baumert will use exercises selected from Voyages in English. Students will need to purchase the accompanying workbook.
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Register for COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion
Meets Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:50 AM Pacific
Susan Baumert, Ph.D.
Susan White Baumert completed her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she double majored in Religious Studies and in News-Editorial Journalism. She went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.
Susan and her husband homeschool their three sons, who have inspired her work in classical education, in the Montessori method, as well as her work in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, all of which she has used while homeschooling and volunteering in her community over the past eight years. She is a certified Montessori instructor and has a love for teaching at all levels.
Susan lives in Falls Church, VA, where she enjoys reading, teaching her boys, painting, going on bike rides as a family, and playing with their two toy poodles, Bella and Galaxy.
Seraphim Winslow, B.A.
Seraphim Winslow was dean of students and principal of a classical K-12 academy in San Francisco for over a decade. In addition to homeschooling his son, he has been teaching English, the classical Trivium (Grammar, Logic and Composition), Modern Languages, the Humanities, and Western and World Civilizations and Cultures to students of all ages for more than 30 years. He particularly enjoys working with students in the 4th through 8th grades.
Seraphim graduated with a B.A. with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds Associate of Arts degrees in Philosophy, the Humanities, and General Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy at San Francisco State University.
Seraphim enjoys the thrill of getting lost in cavernous university libraries and old European bookstores. He also enjoys riding his recumbent tricycle through the pine-laden Sierra foothills, where he lives with his iconographer wife, Lena; his 17-year-old son, Theodore; and their cat, Skipper.
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