Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Language Arts II

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hrough historical fiction, students in Language Arts 2 learn the stories of 17th-19th century America—narratives about Native Americans, European immigrants, indentured and enslaved peoples. Students continue to learn the art of writing structured paragraphs, building on the skills they have already acquired, using stories they read and discuss in class as starting points for a variety of writing tasks. They continue their study of English grammar by studying the properties of the parts of speech and parts of the English sentence. 

Language Arts 2 guides upper elementary and middle school students in mastering the habits of attentive reading and clear writing. Building on foundations developed in Language Arts 1, students continue to learn and apply the rules for excellent grammar. Assignments include grammar exercises, quizzes, games, and creative writing.  Students read several chapters from a novel each week.

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. 

Section A meets once per week, with the first hour devoted to instruction in grammar and the second hour focused on discussion of literature and writing. 
 
Section B meets twice per week: Tuesdays is devoted to grammar and Fridays to literature/writing. Although we strongly recommend that students take the full course—Literature/Writing and Grammar—Dr. Baumert (Section B instructor) allows students to enroll in one component—either Grammar alone or Literature/Writing alone.

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Spring Registration Opens on November 1st

Language Arts II, Section A


Prerequisites: Language Arts I
or permission of instructor
Age Level: 10-12 years 
Grades: 5-6
Class Size: 5-15
Class Begins: August 23rd
If you have any questions please CONTACT US.
Seraphim Winslow, B.A.
Section A Enrollment Options:

Prices are per Semester

  • COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion - $330
    Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 AM Pacific


Language Arts II, Section B


In Dr. Baumert's class, students in Language Arts 2 spend the academic year mastering the structured paragraph based on the literature they read in class. Students learn how to write a clear thesis, to transition between main points with supporting details, and to establish a strong conclusion. Students handwrite the first draft of their writing assignments and are given the opportunity to edit and type their final drafts with detailed feedback from the instructor. They take weekly multiple-choice reading comprehension quizzes; practice memorizing a poem; complete weekly workbook exercises and gain mastery of the Four-Part Sentence Analysis in grammar. Students also have the opportunity to become illustrators by doing artistic interpretations of a scene from the reading. 

For the Grammar portion of her class Dr. Baumert uses exercises selected from Voyages in English. Students will need to purchase the accompanying workbook.

Susan Baumert, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: Language Arts I or permission of instructor

Age Level: 10-12
Grades: 5-6
Class Size: 6-18
Class Begins: August 23rd
If you have any questions please CONTACT US.
Section B Enrollment Options:

Prices are per Semester

  • COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion - $360
    Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific

  • GRAMMAR PORTION ONLY - $195
    Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific

  • LITERATURE AND WRITING PORTION ONLY - $195
    Fridays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific

"Thank you for the specific feedback. We really appreciate your care and instruction for our daughter. It’s very rewarding for her to feel like she’s succeeding. Your feedback is so valuable and constructive, and she takes it to heart in a great way."
-  Jill B., California


Class is Full and Closed to New Registrations

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us.  We may be able to open an additional section.)

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"Art should be truth; and truth, unadorned, unsentimentalized, is beauty."
— Elizabeth Borton de Trevino,  I, Juan de Pareja

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