Language Arts
 ENGLISH 1:
Teacher:                Gina Conroy   (EPIC VENDOR)        Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 5-10
Time:                      Thursdays 1:30-2:50 (This is a one day a week class)
Textbook:              TBD
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:  $468- 9 monthly payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                     $32month payable to the teacher
                                Operational Fee:    $20.00/month payable to CEC

 English 1 is designed to release your student’s inner voice through creative and paragraph writing while addressing common writing mistakes students tend to make. Often times kids get so overwhelmed with following the rules of writing that they freeze up and don’t know what to write, or they miss the opportunity for true self-expression. Other times they’re so focused on perfect essays that their writing sounds like a textbook, and it’s hard to tell one student’s voice from another. In first semester English 1, we will focus on creativity and self-expression through journaling, poetry, storytelling including character, voice, and plot development. The second semester we will take what we’ve learned and apply it to paragraph and essay writing.
In addition to the mechanics of writing, students will learn how to research, organize, and outline information, so they can write in a clear, concise manner, sharing the information in a way that will not only inform but hook the reader which is an important skill in college and life. MLA will be introduced.
English 1 students will learn through classroom instruction, in-class writing activities, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. While exercises in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed in this class, it may be necessary to continue working on material at home depending on the student’s proficiency.
Students will be challenged and graded based on their individual ability. This class will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts. Students will need to purchase a class binder with dividers.

 
ENGLISH 2:
Teacher:                Gina Conroy   (EPIC VENDOR)        Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 5-10                                          
Time:                     Tuesday 12:05-1:25 PM (This is a one day a week class)
Textbook:            TBD
Prerequisite:         English 1 or equivalent
Supply Fees:         $25
Total Class Fees:  $468- 9 monthly payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                     $32month payable to the teacher
                                Operational Fee:    $20.00/month payable to CEC
 
    English 2 is designed to take each student’s writing to the next level no matter his or her writing ability. In the first semester, journaling, poetry, storytelling, including but not limited to character, voice, pov, and plot development, will be used to release the reluctant writer's voice and encourage the proficient writer to push to the next level. 
As in English 1, common mistakes along with grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed and addressed in each student’s writing whether fiction or nonfiction. In addition to the mechanics of writing, students will learn how to narrow down a topic, research, organize, and outline information, so they can write in a clear, concise manner, however, focus will also be on the element of writing that is often not taught: self-expression. We will continue to work on MLA and use it where appropriate.
English 2 students will learn through classroom instruction, in-class writing activities, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. While exercises in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed in this class, it may be necessary to continue working on material at home in the context of each student’s writing.
Students will be challenged and graded based on their individual ability. This class will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts. Students will need to purchase a class binder with dividers.

 
ENGLISH 3:
Teacher:                Gina Conroy  (EPIC VENDOR)         Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 5-10
Time:                      Tuesday 2:55-4:15 PM (This is a one day a week class)
Textbook:               TBD
Prerequisite:          English 2 or equivalent  
Supply Fees:         TBD
Total Class Fees:  $468- 9 monthly payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                     $32month payable to the teacher
                                Operational Fee:    $20.00/month payable to CEC
 
     English 3 is designed to take each student’s writing to the next level while reviewing and building on everything learned in English 1 and 2. In first semester English 3, we will focus on self-expression and finding our unique writing voice through journaling, poetry, narrative and descriptive essays as well as longer works of fiction. We will practice expository forms of writing including newscasts, magazine articles, and website content. Practical writing skills which may include formal letters, queries, and a complaint will also be taught.
The second semester, students will research and write an expository paper using MLA format. They will learn how to plan, outline, and research an 8-10 page paper with works cited. Each student will start by learning how to pick a topic, outline, and compose a thesis statement that will be used for their first mini research paper (3-5 pages including works cited.) They will receive feedback on their paper and will use that to write a medium length research paper (5-7 pages with works cited.) Students will receive feedback and use what they have learned to write their final paper.
 English 3 students will learn through classroom instruction, in-class writing activities, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. While exercises in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed in this class, it may be necessary to continue working on material at home in the context of each student’s writing.
Students will be challenged and graded based on their individual ability. This class will fulfill the English requirements for one year of high-school English. The supply fee includes all handouts. Students will need to purchase a class binder with dividers.

 
 ENGLISH 4:
Teacher:                Gina Conroy   (EPIC VENDOR)        Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  9-12                                            Class Limit: 5-10
Time:                      Tuesday & Thursday 9:55-11:15 AM (This is a 2 day a week class) 
Textbook:              TBD
Prerequisite:          English 3 or equivalent
Supply Fees:         TBD
Total Class Fees:  $855-9 monthly payments of $95.00 as follows 
                               Tutor:                     $55.00/month payable to the teacher
                               Operational Fee:    $40.00/month payable to CEC 


     English 4 students will continue to build on their creative writing as well as write expository and persuasive essays. They will brainstorm and outline a novel which will include character development, plot development, scene writing, dialogue, point of view, and how to hook your reader. Students will learn how to plan, outline, and research a persuasive paper (8-10 pages with works cited page) using MLA. Each student will start by learning how to pick a topic, outline, and compose a thesis statement that will be used for their first mini persuasive paper (3-5 pages including works cited.) They will receive feedback on their paper and will use that to write a medium length research paper (5-7 pages with works cited.) Students will receive feedback and use what they have learned to write their final paper. Students will be expected to present their argument to peers and adults.
English 4 students will learn through classroom instruction, in-class writing assignments, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. Grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be addressed in the context of the student’s writing. This will fulfill the English requirement for one year of high school English. The supply fee includes all handouts. Students will need to purchase a class binder with dividers. 

JUNIOR HIGH ENGLISH
Teacher:                Gina Conroy   (EPIC VENDOR)        Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  6-8                                              Class Limit: 5-12
Time:                      Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 AM-9: 50 AM (This is a two day a week class)
Textbook:              TBD
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $60.00
Total Class Fees:  $855-9 monthly payments of $95.00 as follows 
                               Tutor:                     $55.00/month payable to the teacher
                               Operational Fee:    $40.00/month payable to CEC 

Junior High English is designed to release your student’s inner voice through creative and paragraph writing while addressing common writing mistakes students tend to make. Often times kids get so overwhelmed with following the rules of writing that they freeze up and don’t know what to write, or they miss the opportunity for true self-expression. Other times they’re so focused on writing perfect essays that their writing sounds like a textbook, and it’s hard to tell one student’s voice from another. Junior High English will include Creative Writing, Grammar, Composition, Literature, Word Study (in the context of our literature and writing,) and Reading Comprehension. 
The first-semester writing will focus on journaling, poetry, creative writing, descriptive writing, and techniques to encourage the apprehensive writer and nurture the enthusiastic writer. Towards the end of the first-semester expository paragraph, writing will be introduced. The second semester will begin with a review of paragraph writing (3-5 paragraphs) and lead into using the writing skills they have learned in a practical manner. This may include journalism writing as well as reading a mock television newscast announcement. Literature units TBA.
Junior High students will learn through classroom instruction, in-class writing activities, weekly homework assignments, and peer reviews. While exercises in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure will be reviewed in this class, it may be necessary to continue working on material at home depending on the student’s proficiency.
Students will be challenged and graded based on their individual ability. This class will fulfill the English requirements for one year of Junior High English. The supply fee includes all handouts. Students will need to purchase a class binder with divider

 
 AMERICAN LITERATURE
Teacher:                 Tiffany Griffin                              Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  8-12 (or younger with permission from the teacher)    Class Limit: 3-10
Time:                      Thursdays 12:05PM-1:25PM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees:  $468- 9 monthly payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                     $32month payable to the teacher
                                Operational Fee:    $20.00/month payable to CEC

In this class, we will be exploring various works of literature from the past and present. We will be doing unit studies over six books. Each unit study will span over six weeks.  One unit we will be taking two books of similar themes and comparing and contrasting them.  During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing.  At the end of each study, there will be a test and a project, which will either be a poster or a 3D project or write a paper. We will also be learning the elements of literature, theme, tone, climax, characters, genre and more.  We will pick one book to watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them.  At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over a book of their choosing.  They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book.  During class time, we will discuss the reading that they had the following week as homework.  Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read.  There will be reading and writing in this class. 
 
Possible Books on Reading List:
The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder
In the Land of Stories
Great Gatsby
Edgar Allen Poe
Fahrenheit 451

BRITISH LITERATURE
Teacher:                 Tiffany Griffin                               Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  8-12 (younger with permission from Teacher) Class Limit: 3-10
Time:                       Thursdays 9:55AM-11: 15 AM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees: $468.00 – 9 Monthly Payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Teacher:                  $32.00/month payable to Teacher
                                Operational Fee:      $20.00/month payable to CEC
 
We will be reading Five books over five-unit studies. Each unit study spans over 5-6 weeks from start to finish. In each unit the student will be given the book and questions to answer over the entire unit.  During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing, as well as a test and a project due at the end of each study. The project can be a project board, a paper, or a 3D project.
 
During class time we will discuss the homework reading as well as work on activities and writing pertaining to the book. We will also be learning the elements of literature; theme, tone, climax, characters, genre, and more. We will pick one book and watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them.
At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over a book of their choosing. They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book.
 
Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read. There will be reading and writing in this class.
 
Possible Books on Reading List:
 
Peter Pan
Pride and Prejudice
Selections from Sherlock Holmes
Alice in Wonderland
The Christmas Carol

WORLD LITERATURE
Tutor:                     Tiffany Griffin                              Email: [email protected]
Grades:                  8-12 (younger with permission from the teacher) Class Limit: 3-10
Time:                      Thursdays 9:55AM-11: 15 AM
Textbook:              None
Prerequisite:          None
Supply Fees:         $75.00
Total Class Fees:  $468- 9 monthly payments of $52.00 as follows:
                                Tutor:                     $32month payable to the teacher
                                Operational Fee:    $20.00/month payable to CEC

We will be reading five books over five unit studies. Each unit study spans over 5-6 weeks from start to finish. In each unit, the student will be given the book questions to answer over the entire unit. During the study, your student will be participating in various activities that relate to the book we are reading, including class worksheets, vocabulary, quizzes, and writing, as well as a test and a project due at the end of each study. The project can be a project board, a paper, or a 3D project. During class time, we will discuss the homework reading as well as work on activities and writing pertaining to the book. We will also be learning the elements of literature; theme, tone, climax, characters, genre, and more. We will pick up one book and watch the movie version and write a paper comparing and contrasting them. At the end of the year, the students will present their final project over the book of their choosing. They will have class time to show us what they learned and what they liked about the book. Each student is encouraged to voice their opinions on the books we read. There will be reading and writing in this class.
 
Possible Books on Reading List
Sherlock Holmes                                     Phantom of the Opera
Wizard of Oz                                           Anne Of Green Gables
The Jungle Book