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 designed both as a continuation of Language Arts 2 and as preparation for Language Arts 4. Students who have successfully completed Language Arts 3 may also choose to go directly into CLRC’s Introduction to Literature and Composition.
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.
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.
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.
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Language Arts III, Section A
Adventure awaits! Opportunities come — and many choices present themselves. Through reading and discussing the books in this course, students examine the choices each protagonist makes, considering whether they are wise or foolish and determining the outcomes of these choices. The reading list is both intellectually and linguistically challenging, and thematically broad, including works by Chaucer (a version edited to suit children), T.H. White, Charles Dickens, John Meade Falkner, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Students enjoy reading, memorizing, and sharing poetry. The first semester begins with creative writing and moves into mastering the structured persuasive paragraph. In the second semester, students write chapter summaries, research quotes, and begin to learn the process of essay 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 two essays in the second semester), and obtain individualized assessment of weekly grammar assignments. For the Grammar portion of the class, students review the Parts of Speech, Parts of a Sentence, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentence Types. They also explore concrete and abstract nouns, intensive and reflexive pronouns, as well as demonstrative and interrogative pronouns. In the second semester, students do an intensive unit study on verb tenses before receiving an introduction to verbals (participles, gerunds, and infinitives); mood (including the subjunctive), and indefinite pronouns. Students complete weekly exercises from Voyages in English and also gain mastery of Four-Part Sentence Analysis.
The Practice Book is available here.
Books: • Treasure Island • A Christmas Carol • Chaucer for Children • Moonfleet • The Wind in the Willows • Plus one additional book to be selected by the instructor
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
Fridays, 10:00 - 10:50 AM Pacific
LITERATURE AND WRITING PORTION ONLY - $211
Mondays, 10:00 - 10:50 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.
Amazon links for textbooks and materials are provided for the convenience of our parents and students.
The CLRC is an Amazon Associate.
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
Mr. Winslow understands Language Arts as a subject in which the study of grammar, literature, and composition overlap as a seamless whole, so students in this section are required to integrate their knowledge and skills in these three areas in the same course of study.
Prerequisites: Language Arts II or instructor's permission.
Class Size: 4-15
Section B Enrollment Options:
Prices are per Semester
COMPLETE COURSE: Grammar Portion AND Literature and Writing Portion - $360
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 AM Pacific
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