Writing I: Grammar

OFFERED 2022-2023

  • Time & Tuition:
    • 2022-2023 Academic Year
      • 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Mondays
      • $60 per month (10 months, August through May)
  • Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
  • Credit: 1 full credit in English
  • Grades: middle and high school students
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course provides an introduction to narrative and descriptive writing, with instruction in grammar and vocabulary from Greek and Latin roots. Writing assignments are based on Greek and Roman myths and classic short stories. At the conclusion of each semester, students participate in Defense Day by presenting their papers and responding to questions. (Why study mythology and fantasy? See these posts from Scriptorium’s blog: Why Read Myths? An Apologia and Mythology and Fantasy Workshop Handout)
  • Books Needed: (Hard copies are required; recommended editions/translations are listed below)
    • 2022-2023 Academic Year
      • Rex Barks: Diagramming Sentences Made Easy – ISBN: 9781889439358
      • Roots of English (Memoria Press) – ISBN: 9781930953253
      • Hamilton, Mythology – ISBN: 9780446574754
      • Green, King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table – Puffin Classics, ISBN: ‎ 9780141321011
      • Lewis, Prince Caspian – HarperCollins, ‎ISBN: 9780064471053
      • Dickens, A Christmas Carol, Oxford World’s Classics, ISBN: 9780199536306
    • Optional but highly recommended: The Top 500 Poems – ASIN: B01FMVSBIE