English – Level 2 – 7th grade, T/Th 1:00 PM with Katherine Grace

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Summary: Building on the foundation of level 1, this course aims to help students grow in their foundational understanding of the components of various genres of literature and develop synthetic thinking skills from a foundation of the Orthodox Christian faith, with the end result of being able to recognize patterns and make connections across a broad spectrum of literature. The focus will continue to be on careful attention to short passages, from which the students should learn practical lessons on spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Finally, it aims to teach students to retell narrative stories, especially more complex ones, with clear sentences and paragraphs, leading up to complete essays. The students will also complete some expository writing.

Prerequisites:  Ability to type (for taking dictation on studied passages during class). It is recommended that students have been previously introduced to the 8 parts of speech and the other grammatical skills covered in level 1 (see syllabus) before enrolling in this class.