Legit Lit 6th-8th Grade Literature

Teacher Name: Susan Price
Teacher Email: price_family@mygrande.net
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: none
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $25.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 6th-8th (5th or 9th grade with permission)
Minimum Class Size: 12
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes, with permission
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 2-3 hours depending on reading speed

Required Materials or Books:
Colored pencils/markers
Notebook/Journal for notes on novels
Binder with page protectors for handouts
Download the free Class Dojo app to smart phone or computer

Please order the following books before classes begin. Students will need the unabridged book currently being read with them in class every week. You may find many of these at deep discounts at local used bookstores. Order early!

• A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
• The Second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Konigsburg
• My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
• Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
• Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy
• Calico Bush by Rachel Field
• The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Welcome! By exploring award-winning, gripping, page-turning novels, students will begin to dig deeper into the underlying meanings behind the texts they are reading and will develop stronger literary skills with which to approach literature. Students will examine literary elements, build story sequence charts and plot diagrams, learn vivid vocabulary, and more while completing hands-on projects and participating in lively classroom discussions. Through this mixture of fiction, historical fiction and non-fiction, students will begin to appreciate truths gleaned through a variety of genres. These characters and situations will come alive as we actively explore the themes of these stories.

In addition, students will hone their public speaking skills as they share creative book reports such as dioramas, story boards, newspapers, mobiles, first-person accounts, etc, with the class. In the fall, students may choose from any work of fiction of their choice, while in the spring, students may choose from any biography or autobiography.
Students should expect to read assigned chapters along with their classmates (approximately 48 pages per week) and complete some chapter summaries, vocabulary, and/or various exercises at home during the week.

Make no mistake- this LIT will be LEGIT! It may even turn the most reluctant readers into literary enthusiasts. Join us! You will not want to miss this class. Fun, exciting, thorough, memorable….combining the best content around with meaningful activities….legit!

About Susan Price

Susan Price graduated from Baylor University in 1992. She is a wife of 30 years, and a homeschooling mother of three children- two who are in college and one who has completed graduate school. This will be Susan’s eleventh year to teach at Brazos Valley Co-op. Susan is committed to providing children with a classical Christian education. Her greatest desire is to prepare them to live out God’s plans for their lives in the time and place in which He has placed them.