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“What is leadership and interpersonal communication, and how does it apply to me?” Leadership and interpersonal communication hold some of the most important skills for success in school, work, and life! Learn about emotional intelligence, how to manage conflict well, how to listen actively for the best understanding and connection, what your body language is saying, and more!

Special Notes:
Includes a writing component. All course materials are provided free.
Total Classes: 6
Class Dates: Fridays, February 24 to March 31, 2023
Starting Time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade
High School Credit: ½ semester Communications or Life Skills
Instructor: Natalie Schira
Fee: $117 on or before November 15. $137 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Course Description: “What is leadership and interpersonal communication, and what does it have to do with my future?” This essential course guides you through the foundational and critical leadership and communication skills that all students need to succeed, including managing yourself well with emotional intelligence, conflict management, body language, speaking skills, and more to become a person of positive influence. Special attention is given to integrating our faith into leadership and personal communication, as well as practical action steps for building healthy relationships and living our faith to positively influence others in our community and world. Professor Brown, who taught leadership and interpersonal communications for many years at the university level, makes personal leadership practices and communicating easy to understand, practical, and fun! Join this course if you want to be confident and able to connect with others in a positive way and have the skills to build success for your future!
Course Outline:
Class 1: The skills of leadership: What it takes to be a leader, servant leadership, and transformational leadership
Class 2: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Class 3: Conflict Management and Leadership
Class 4: Active listening, empathy, and wise decision making for leadership
Class 5: Personal speaking skills: voice, body language, and connecting with your listener
Class 6: Faith-filled leadership: The actions of leadership
Course Materials: All course materials are provided FREE within the course.
Homework: Expect approximately two to four hours of homework per class, depending upon your student’s skill level and goals. Activities include reading assignments, short writing assignments, and automated quizzes.

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Starts Starts: 2/24/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 3/31/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, February 27 to April 24, 2023 (No class April 3)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Sharon Hamric-Weis, BSEd, JD

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 2/27/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 11 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, February 27 to April 24, 2023 (No class April 3)

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Nick Wilson

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 2/27/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.


Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, February 27 to April 24, 2023 (No class April 3)

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Nick Wilson

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 2/27/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, February 27 to April 10, 2023 (No class April 3)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration:
50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.


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Starts Starts: 2/27/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/10/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 6 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Tuesdays, February 28 to April 11, 2023 (No class April 4)

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 2/28/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/11/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, March 1 to April 26, 2023 (No class April 5)

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Nick Wilson

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 3/1/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/26/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, March 1 to April 26, 2023 (No class April 5)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Nick Wilson

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 3/1/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/26/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 13 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Get the writing edge and go beyond the five-paragraph essay to mastering the secrets of advanced essay writing, including different essay types, advanced brainstorming techniques, using parallelism, cohesive writing, bookending, and more. These must-have essay skills apply to all high school and college courses. Take the 9-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. Choose the time that best fits your family’s schedule. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, March 1 to April 26, 2023 (No class April 5)

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Required: Registered for High School Writing Essentials 1: Essential Punctuation & Grammar I (HS 9-1) and High School Simplified Writing 1: Strong Foundational Writing Skills (HS 9-2). Courses build on one another, and students will need to know the content of the 9-1 and 9-2 course to succeed in this course. The 9-3 course is also highly recommended. Prerequisites can be taken either LIVE or through Unlimited Access (recorded course). An alternative to the prerequisite: a passing assessment from the Aquinas Writing Advantage Assessment service, 
https://homeschoolconnectionsonline.com/writing-evaluations.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade all grade levels accepted

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Combine with High School Writing Essentials 2 for a full semester.

Fee: $199 if you register on or before November 15. $219 after Nov. 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Nick Wilson

Course Description: The Five-Paragraph Essay has been the standard for essay writing for years — and in this course, your student will understand that there is so much more that’s necessary to be a competent writer and go beyond the typical form to learning what makes an essay exceptional. Students will craft essay assignments and practice becoming comfortable with thinking quickly in creating, drafting, and polishing essays. Special attention will be paid to how to write essays that capture the attention and flow from beginning to end, with meaning.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Essay types and differences, and where you’ll write them

Class 2: The traditional five-paragraph essay

Class 3: What makes an essay great? Research an essay and brainstorming with the “then what?” question taking your thoughts “to the end of the line”

Class 4: What makes an essay great? Writing an essay and examples and analysis of form, parallelism, and rhythm

Class 5: What makes an essay great? Transitional tricks, answering the reader’s questions, making cohesive decisions, and bookending

Class 6: What makes an essay great? Storytelling and creative elements

Class 7: What makes an essay great? Analyzing three essays

Class 8: Revising and editing your essays

Course Materials: All course materials are provided free. Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Students will have weekly writing assignments with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 3/1/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/26/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, March 1 to April 12, 2023. (No class April 5)

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 3/1/2023 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/12/2023 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 6 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, March 1 to April 12, 2023. (No class April 5)

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Natalie Schira

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 3/1/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/12/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Continue learning with this 6-week project-based literature and history course discussing the Medieval Era. Help your middle school student study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions and hands-on projects.

Special Notes:
This is Part Four of a 4-Part series. You are invited to join us for all four courses, all taught in this same time slot, following one another. If you want all of your children to study the Medieval Era together, this course fits into our 4-year History Cycle (matching grade school, middle school, and high school courses).

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates: Thursdays, March 2 to April 13 (No class April 6 )

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (12 Noon Central 11 am Mountain 10 am Pacific)

Duration: 40 to 45 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 5th to 9th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Medieval History or Literature. Precede with Red Falcons of Tremoine to receive one full semester of credit.

Fee: $109 if you register on or before November 15. $129 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga

Course Description: Living History through Literature is a project-based course series. These courses weave the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In Door in the Wall, we travel to 14th century England where we meet Robin, a young son of a nobleman who is taken in by Brother Luke at St. Mark’s monastery because of an illness. Robin is an endearing character who learns some great lessons under Brother Luke’s mentoring. Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and in projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating lapbooks, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction

Class 2: Literature Discussion Project Introduction

Class 3: Literature Discussion Cultural Overview

Class 4: Literature Discussion Fiction Writing Tips

Class 5: Literature Discussion Final Project Instructions

Class 6: Literature Analysis and Historical Connections Student Project Showcase

Course Materials: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli, ISBN-10: 0440227798

ISBN-13: 978-0440227793 (
http://amzn.to/2FF071P or BookFinder.com). Also available as an audiobook (http://amzn.to/2FFtYqR). Your student will need either PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote to create a Final Project. Google Slides and Keynote can be found free online.

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission (due at the end of week 6). Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5-3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution.

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Starts Starts: 3/2/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/13/2023 1:45 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
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Status Status: 12 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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