Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27. Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Language Arts III
Language Arts 3 is a perfect transition into CLRC’s middle school and high school Literature and Composition classes. Over the two semesters, students work on a range of long and short writing tasks to develop the ability to choose which writing skills best suit a particular task. Students build up an array of writing ‘tools’, and, learn how to choose which tools are appropriate for which task.
Language Arts 3 is designed both as a continuation of Language Arts 2 and as an entry level course for students who would like more preparation in grammar and writing before beginning CLRC’s Introduction to Literature and Composition. Dependent upon the needs and homeschooling style of each family, Language Arts 3 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.
In the grammar section, students continue to build on their knowledge of sentence structure — constructing and analyzing complex sentences. Students study a wide variety of main and subordinate clauses, infinitive phrases, and discover how best to use verb tenses and the subjunctive form.
CLRC will be offering two different sections of Language Arts III. See full details, including course descriptions and books, below.
Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.
Spring Registration is Open for Returning Students
Language Arts III, Section A
Adventure awaits! Opportunities come — and with them all sorts of choices present themselves. In the books to be read in this course, students will be given opportunities to examine the choices each protagonist makes, consider whether they are wise or foolish, and discuss the outcomes of these choices. The reading list is both intellectually and linguistically challenging, and thematically broad, running from Chaucer (a version edited to suit children), T.H. White, and Charles Dickens to John Meade Falkner and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Students explore poetry: reading, memorizing, and enjoying. The first semester begins with creative writing, and moves into mastering the structured paragraph. In the second semester, students transition to the next level in their writing, as they write chapter summaries, research quotes, and begin to learn the process of writing theme essays. Dr. Baumert also offers a penpal option for the students in her class who wish to connect with another student through letter writing.
The higher tuition of Dr. Baumert's class is due to the demanding nature of her class and the significant time required to grade and provide personalized feedback. Students complete weekly reading comprehension quizzes; receive detailed comments and suggestions on writing assignments or revisions submitted each week (including an essay in the second semester) and obtain individualized assessment of weekly grammar assignments. For the Grammar portion of the class, students complete weekly exercises from Voyages in English and also gain mastery of Four-Part Sentence Analysis.
The Practice Book is available here.
Books: • The Sword in the Stone • Treasure Island • A Christmas Carol • Chaucer for Children • Moonfleet • The Wind in the Willows
Some high school credit may be available for students in grade 9-12 in need of credit hours.
Section A Enrollment Options:
Prices are per Semester
COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion - $390
See times below.
GRAMMAR PORTION ONLY - $211
Mondays, 11:00 - 11:50 AM Pacific
LITERATURE AND WRITING PORTION ONLY - $211
Thursdays, 11:00 - 11:50 AM Pacific
"I wanted to thank you, Dr. Baumert, for the feedback you are providing my son in your Language Arts III course. He recently shared the constructive feedback you provided on his writing assignment from last week and I thought it was so very thoughtful and helpful.
I am so very glad I choose CLRC and your class. I look forward to seeing where his writing is at the end of the school year having already seen improvement. Last year, I was quite concerned, this year I can see his writing begin to mature and take shape. It's a good feeling. Thank you."
- Karen J. California
"We are extremely satisfied with Dr. Baumert. She is an excellent teacher and she has real interest for her students to learn. She always gives us honest feedback on our son's progress which we really appreciate because this way we can help him more effectively."
- Effie M, New Jersey
Textbooks listed below are for Dr. Baumert's Section A only.
Texts for Mr. Winslow's Section B are available for download at the Heritage History link listed above in the Section B course description.
Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students.
The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.
The Sword In The Stone
A Christmas Carol
Chaucer for Children
Language Arts III, Section B
Over the course of the last 1,500 years, English-speaking people have produced a body of Literature that can be considered one of the greatest achievements of human civilization. In this course, young readers are introduced to the great breadth and merit of that achievement. We shall read, discuss, and write about the most prominent English-language authors and stories, both excerpts and summaries, as well as entire works. The reading list is both intellectually and linguistically challenging, and thematically broad, running from classic tales from Chaucer and Shakespeare, along with entire unabridged novels by Charles Dickens, George MacDonald, and Robert Louis Stevenson. We will also explore poetry: reading, listening and enjoying.
Books, Semester 1
- English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall
- Chaucer for Children by Mrs. H. R. Haweis
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Books, Semester 2
- The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
- Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Section B Enrollment Options:
Prices are per Semester
COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion - $330
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 AM Pacific
Class is Full and Closed to New Registrations
"Art should be truth; and truth, unadorned, unsentimentalized, is beauty."
— Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, I, Juan de Pareja