U.S. Literature & Composition – Judicial Essay
U.S. Literature & Composition
Full Year 1 Credit Course
High School Class (Grades 10-12)
Meets: 2023 – 2024| Wednesday 9:00- 10:00 a.m. CST
Instructor: Alex Vallejos
- Lost Tools of Writing, Level Two: Judicial Essay Student Workbook
- Eight literature novels
U.S. Literature & Composition | a Full Year English Course for High School Students
U.S. Literature & Composition is a one-credit high school English course where students enjoy reading, writing, and discussing American works, going all the way back to Colonial Times.
Students will learn to work with original documents from the Age of Reason and learn to write a judicial essay.
This is an excellent course to develop further and hone student thinking and writing skills and will prepare them well for college and adult thinking, writing, and reasoning!
- Lost Tools of Writing, Level Two: Judicial Essay Student Workbook (published by Circe Institute)
- Eight literature novels (final list to be determined, but likely including): The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper; The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston; Our Town, by Thornton Wilder; To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck; A Separate Peace, by John Knowles.
Pair U.S. Literature & Composition with U.S. Geography and Government for a robust and challenging year of learning and growth!
Full Year Course - 1 Credit: Your True North Homeschool Academy teacher will teach and grade the class.
The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour in Literature and one in composition, which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course.
Merit Kirkpatrick –
Tamara Pool is an excellent tutor and a pleasure to work with (for parents and students alike). She has an excellent knowledge and understanding of the key facets of literature, analysis, writing, and revision, and she is able to make these concepts accessible to students. Her communication with both students and parents is solid and makes her very easy to work with.
I have been impressed with the essays my children have conceptualized, outlined, written and revised in her classes, and under her instruction. She has been a great asset to my children’s literature and essay-writing development as middle and early high school students. They have grown in understanding and skill as a result of her work with them.
She has also worked hard to be flexible and receptive to my desires and instructions as a parent. I’ve really appreciated her flexibility and diligence.