Creative Writing

Language Arts is a core curriculum class at HHSEP, which means parents do not need to purchase any additional writing curriculum.  Second grade students thrive in the creative atmosphere of this class. English 2 emphasizes traditional grammar, such as parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics, and provides practice with essential reference skills. The English educational materials explains the step-by-step use of the Writing Process for six different types of writing assignments, such as a friendly letter, instructions, opinion paragraph, and more.

For our older writers (2nd – 5th grade), we also use the BJU Press. In elementary English, phonics, reading, writing, and spelling are consistent and connected—woven together to provide students with a solid language-arts foundation. Students cover one part of speech at a time with systematic review and ample practice, helping them develop writing skills and guiding them through the writing process as they write reports, stories, descriptions, poems, letters, and essays.

For students in (2nd – 8th) grades, this class requires 5 hours of homework per week. Time spent varies according to grade level and students’ abilities. Daily work on English assignments is encouraged. Parental oversight and assistance with assigned homework is required for all grade levels to ensure understanding of material and successful completion of work.

Parents of (2nd - 5th) grade level need to purchase the 2nd edition of BJU textbooks. Materials for the Language Arts class can be purchased online at BJU Press or you can visit The Homeschool Store.

Click on the following titles to purchase workbook for 2020/2021 school year:

 
2nd-3rd Grade - BJU English 3
 

 3rd-4th Grade - BJU English 4
 

 4th- 5th Grade - BJU English 5
 

6th- 7th Grade Literature 

Course Description: The Excellence in Literature study guides by Janice Campbell help students study classic literature. Each full-length classic studied in the curriculum is framed by glimpses into the history, art, music, and other works relevant to the author and the text. Students learn to write at an advanced level through carefully-crafted, week-by-week assignments. 

 

Supplies: 

paper

pencil/pen

 

Books:

Around the World in 80 days by Jules Vernes

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Homework will be given weekly through writing assignments, reading, projects and worksheets, students will not need a text-book. The books listed above will need to be read in order to complete the course. I would suggest checking the books-out at your library or finding an on-line copy of the books.

 

8th Grade Literature

Course Description: The Excellence in Literature study guides by Janice Campbell help students study classic literature. Each full-length classic studied in the curriculum is framed by glimpses into the history, art, music, and other works relevant to the author and the text. Students learn to write at an advanced level through carefully-crafted, week-by-week assignments. 

 

Supplies: 

paper

pencil/pen

 

Books:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Julius Cesar by William Shakespeare

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

 

Homework will be given weekly through writing assignments, reading, projects and worksheets, students will not need a text-book. The books listed above will need to be read in order to complete the course. I would suggest checking the books-out at your library or finding an on-line copy of the books.

 

Grammar

Grammar class for 7th and 8th grade students only.  We use the well known FIX IT! curriculum through Institute for Excellence in Writing. Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing. 

 

Materials Needed

6th-7th Grade - Fix It! Grammar: Robin Hood [Student Book 2]

8th Grade - Fix It! Grammar: Frog Prince, or Just Deserts [Student Book 3]

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