U.S. HISTORY-BASED WRITING with LITERATURE: 2017-2018. In this completely new (2017) English course, students develop composition skills and style for all nine writing models of the Structure and Style Writing Method™.  While learning about people and events from the explorers to the twentieth century, we’ll read and discuss seven novels that integrate with the historical topics used for writing assignments. Fix It Grammar is taught. Vocabulary is emphasized.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Johnny Tremaine by Esther Forbes
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleishman
Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese American Evacuation by Yoshico Uchida  

Not a lecture! In this live, interactive course, students see and hear each other in real time as I teach Excellence in Writing™ for each assignment. We discuss the literature, work through writing and grammar exercises and quizzes, and review key principles and rules for editing with direct Fix It Grammar instruction. 
For students going into grades 6-8 (ages 11-13). Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 Eastern Time. Begins August 15, 2017. ENROLL here.

MENTORED LEARNING. Let IEW Certified Instructor Cathy Flowers assist you in your homeschooling journey. With live, interactive sessions, students receive consistent weekly tutoring, book discussions to develop literary analysis, regular writing and grammar instruction, and personalized feedback with a grade on all assignments. Classes are designed to build oral and written communication skills in speech and composition.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Each student needs to have his or her own computer with high speed connection and personal headset with built in microphone.  It is important each student has a working web cam, too, for group discussion time and when giving answers or presenting speeches.