7th-12th: Fundamentals of Writing

Teacher Name: Brooke Sanders
Teacher Email: brookesandersbvc@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $15.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 7-12
Minimum Class Size: 8
Maximum Class Size: 18
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 3rd hour
Prerequisite: none
Estimated homework hours: 1-2 hours most weeks (3-4 hours per week when research is required)

Required Materials or Books: IEW Elegant Essay student book for $29, notebook paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, 3-ring binder

Class Description:
This course will cover the fundamental elements of essay writing for secondary students.  Within each unit, we will learn and review grammar, thesis statements, research, outlines, common writing errors, proofreading, and editing. This is a great opportunity for students to practice and strengthen their writing skills as they prepare for college writing courses.

Units of study:
1. Narrative essays
2. Persuasive essays
3. Descriptive essays
4. Expository essays

Brooke Sanders

Brooke Sanders


Brooke earned two degrees from Baylor University, including a Master of Science in Education. She has served as a professional career counselor, student services advisor, and administrator for two universities. She currently serves as a cheerleading coach at a private school. This is her third year to teach at BVC.