Living Literature & Composition 4-7

Living Literature- General Survey (1)

Living Literature & Composition (4-7)

Teacher: Anne Campbell 

Living Literature & Composition (Grades 4-7) is an elementary/middle school level course for homeschooled students in grades 4-7. This course is designed to help prepare students for high school level work.

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*We will meet for 90 minutes every other week for class, and additionally about once a month for relevant field trips. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of class time, such as reading the assigned literature, writing, and research projects. Students should come to class prepared with required assignments completed in advance.

Included in the class:

  • literary analysis and discussion
  • literary elements and techniques
  • essay styles
  • creative writing
  • hands-on projects
  • cross-curricular connections
  • emailed handouts to print out at home

Class Schedule

Fall 2016 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works and topics we will cover. Additional works may also be assigned. You are free to use audio versions, abridged versions, or even read aloud to your students if they are not able to read the selections independently. I encourage reading aloud as a wonderful way to share the literature together and have a common literary language with your child.

  1. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  2. Introduction to Poetry
  3. The Sign of the Beaver
  4. Writing workshop

Spring 2017 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works we will cover. Additional works may also be assigned. You are free to use audio versions, abridged versions, or even read aloud to your students if they are not able to read the selections independently. I encourage reading aloud as a wonderful way to share the literature together and have a common literary language with your child.

  1. Breaking Stalin’s Nose
  2. Introduction to Shakespeare
  3. Number the Stars
  4. Introduction to Mythology; The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
  5. The House of Sixty Fathers

Fall 2017 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works we will cover. Additional works may also be assigned. You are free to use audio versions, abridged versions, or even read aloud to your students if they are not able to read the selections independently. I encourage reading aloud as a wonderful way to share the literature together and have a common literary language with your child.

>>Coming Soon<<

Spring 2018 Book List

Note: This is a list of the major works we will cover. Additional works may also be assigned. You are free to use audio versions, abridged versions, or even read aloud to your students if they are not able to read the selections independently. I encourage reading aloud as a wonderful way to share the literature together and have a common literary language with your child.

>>Coming Soon<<

 

 

Testimonials

Both of our daughters have graduated, being homeschooled from start to finish. One has graduated from college, and the other is a college freshman this year. We couldn’t have done that as successfully without partnering with others who shared their gifts, talents, and strengths in some areas. Anne Campbell was one of those “partners”. Our oldest was an avid reader; our youngest was not. However, upon joining Anne’s book discussion, that changed. With Anne’s passion for Literature and Composition and her creativity in activities, our daughter not only gained an enjoyment for reading, but became a great writer, as well. I am so thankful for the impact Anne had on our daughter’s high school years and for linking arms with us in that aspect of our homeschooling journey. -Tracy E.

 

If you are considering taking classes with Anne, I highly recommend them. She is a fun, thorough teacher and my children love her!!! -Jennifer H.

 

For any homeschoolers in the area, check this out. Anne is an amazing teacher with a true gift for bringing the material alive for her students. I can not recommend her highly enough. Share with your homeschool friends, too! -Sonya W.

 

I want to encourage anyone who is looking for an English class to talk with Anne about this class. My younger son participated for 3 years. When I compare it with what my older son did in co-ops, it was hands down superior. His college English professors have told him he is one of the best students they have in their classes.
The added bonus was the camaraderie that developed between the regulars in Anne’s classes. .
She formerly taught high school English and has homeschooled her 3 sons from the beginning of their school days. Her older son graduated as valedictorian of their homeschool association. She is an exceptional resource for the homeschool community.
Run, don’t walk, to sign up for this class or anything else she offers! -Carol S.