Introduction to Language Arts



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Introduction to Language Arts

Students will use the 6th-grade text of Rod and Staff to solidify their foundation in grammar, usage, and mechanics in preparation for more advanced coursework. Students will apply their learning to diagram sentences and begin learning to communicate clearly, effectively, and eloquently in their own writing. Students will also encounter excellent literature that includes timeless children’s classics and well written modern works, practicing comprehension, literary analysis, and critical thinking as they read. Additionally, students will practice writing short pieces in many genres. These lessons and activities will provide students with a meaningful introduction to the various aspects of language arts which will prepare them.

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Hatchet by Gary Paulson ISBN 978-1-4169-3647-3
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery ISBN 978-0-8129-7903-9
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry ISBN: 978-0-547-57709-8
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park ISBN 978-0-547-57731-9
Holes by Louis Sachar ISBN-13: 978-0440414803
Progressing with Courage – Rod and Staff English Grade 6 ISBN: 9780739905234

Ability to read fluently.  Also, please take a look at the placement exam for our grammar text located HERE to ensure proper course level. 

Jenny Cutler graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Education, and in 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education, both from Eastern University.  Jenny taught in both private and public schools until she had her first child and decided to stay home with him.  She ran a tutoring business during her first few years as a stay at home parent but found teaching online to be an ideal fit for her, and she made the switch in 2014. Besides teaching online, Jenny serves as the children’s ministry director at her church and is a volunteer teacher at the local homeschool co-op her children attend.

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