Does WinterPromise have older level Language Arts?
UPPER LEVEL LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will enjoy the literature and creative writing development they all receive in these programs. Weekly discussion topics are included in the guidebooks, and students can take advantage of online forum discussions of literary topics, if they’d like to participate. The high school programs do NOT need to be used in order. They are of similar difficulty, and can be used in any order. A couple of the programs are designed to closely coordinate with some of our main programs for high school, and would be most effective if used with those programs, no matter what order the student encountered them.
JUNIOR HIGH LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS
LA 7 – “Getting to Know Literature Genres”
LA 7 introduces students to various genres of writing, such as process writing, informational essays, personal narratives, fictional and persuasive writing. They will develop an understanding of how to use these types of writing to achieve stated goals. They will also use a fun grammar program that involves the parent in trying to “catch them” in an error.
LA 8 – “Developing Your Storywriting”
LA 8 focuses on developing the basics of good writing, such as character and plot development, settings, conflict and resolution. Other resources allow students to work on grammar practice.
HIGH SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS
HS 1 – “Intriguing Written Expression”
HS 1 involves the student in mastery of the English language, using vocabulary to fully express meaning in their writing. The resource, “Intriguing Word Choices” will teach them how to use words to “flesh out” a description or character, to enrich settings with texture and flavor, and to capture the interest of the reader with key vocabulary choices. They’ll
continue to enjoy getting “caught” in their grammar studies.
HS 2 – “Creating Captivating Fiction”
HS 2 takes students through the process of creating incredible fiction. Students will write their own mystery story throughout the year, using exercises provided in the resource, “Characters, Emotions, and Viewpoints.” They’ll also use marvelous, practical suggestions offered by professional mystery writers in the resource, “Writing Mysteries,” whose suggestions have practical applications for any type of fictional writing. Students will fully explore how to formulate the essentials of plot and character development. They’ll also continue their grammar practice.
HS 3 “Riveting Tales in British Literature”
HS 3 will introduce students to choice works of British literature, and allow them to critique the writing and discover the current events that influenced writers over the centuries. Shakespeare’s works will be highlighted and a couple of them will be studied in-depth. They will have the opportunity for weekly discussion sessions with other students online through our forum, if they choose to participate. This program will complement perfectly our final installment on world history.