Welcome to Analytical Grammar! This class provides a systematic approach to language mastery. Since each unit includes study notes, practice exercises and diagrams, Co-op time together will focus on teaching lesson objectives and practice with feedback from instructor and peers. Basic parts of speech, patterns, phrases, and clauses are covered in the fall. Spring units will address more difficult grammar concepts such as advanced clauses, punctuation rules, subject/verb and pronoun/antecedent agreement, and punctuation of dialogue, to name a few. We will move at a swift pace since this curriculum is targeted for completion in three years but we will complete it in only one! Through weekly practice, students learn how the individual grammar elements work together cohesively. Each unit provides students opportunities to analyze visual diagrams and weekly review, which improves memory and creates a richer understanding of grammatical concepts.
Students will be provided feedback via instructor, weekly assignments, tests, and peer interaction in lieu of letter grades.
Dive into Lit: ELA 3rd
Welcome to Diving into Lit (3-4)! Students are reading to learn content during this stage instead of learning the process of reading, or simply exposure to literature, as in younger grades. Learning Language Arts through Literature will be the basis for our curriculum. Biblical truths will also be taught. Students will use time together to interactively explore text, expanding on reading strategies and using text features to understand literature and grammar and the writing process. Active listening, speaking, and critical thinking are developed as vocabulary and language are explored. Making new connections is fun!
Latin at Logic Stage
Welcome to Latin at the Logic Stage at Trinity! We’re going to have a great time this year learning the fundamentals of Latin through chants and games in a relaxed setting. Class time will focus on the vocabulary, chant, and Latin grammar. No grades will be assigned, so no stress! We will use the LATIN FOR CHILDREN, PRIMER A text by Dr. Aaron Larsen & Dr. Christopher Perrin and LATIN ROOTS BOOK 1. Each week a rebus story, grammar lesson, derivatives, and quiz will be presented through the workbook. Practice at home to review class lesson and complete workbook exercises will greatly benefit your student! Primer A has a recommended schedule for study each week including a review quiz that will be a great measure for you to see what your child has retained each week.
Materials: LATIN FOR CHILDREN, PRIMER A ISBN-13: 978-160051-000-7 and Activity Book: ISBN-13: 978-160051011 by Dr. Aaron Larsen & Dr. Christopher Perrin and optional ENGLISH FROM THE ROOTS UP, Volume 1: ISBN-13: 978-1885942302, folder or thin binder with notebook paper, pencils, erasers, pens, hi-lighters, Post-it notes, glue stick, scissors, 200 index cards, backpack.
Latin for Littles (K-2)
SONG SCHOOL LATIN BOOK 1, Amy Rehn
Welcome to Latin for Littles at Trinity! We’re going to have a great time this year learning the fundamentals of Latin through songs and games in a relaxed setting. Class time will focus on the vocabulary and Latin structure. No grades will be assigned, so no stress! We will use the SONG SCHOOL LATIN 1 text and videos. Practice can be done at home but nothing is required outside of class. If you as your child’s primary teacher would like to review and practice, that is a great benefit to your student!
Materials: SONG SCHOOL LATIN STUDENT BOOK 1 by Amy Rehn, folder or thin binder with notebook paper, pencils, erasers, pens, hi-lighters, Post-it notes, glue stick, scissors, backpack
Mellow Yellow Education is the online platform for this course. This syllabus is posted in the Welcome tab. Occasionally there may be announcements and updates, but nothing will need to be submitted for grading. Simply go to www.mellowyelloweducation.com and click ”Student Portal” on the top menu and watch the video to walk through how to create an account and sign in. Click the icon for “Latin for Littles (1-2)” with a photo of the green textbook with a monkey on the cover. (Access code: VMRP-OUCI if needed.) A mail icon at the top toolbar will allow you to privately email me at anytime. If you have a blended family, you will need to add extra contact information to Active or MYE accounts. These platforms self-populate email addresses once registered, and most info for class will be posted through these formats. I do not have clearance to change that info in your accounts.
Latin for Middles (3-4)
SONG SCHOOL LATIN, BOOK 2 by Amy Rehn with Dr. Christopher A. Perrin
Welcome to Latin for Middle Elementary grades at Trinity! We’re going to have a great time this year learning the fundamentals of Latin through songs and games in a relaxed setting. Class time will focus on the vocabulary and Latin structure. No grades will be assigned, so no stress! We will use the SONG SCHOOL LATIN 2 text and videos. Practice can be done at home but nothing is required outside of class. If you as your child’s primary teacher would like to review and practice, that is a great benefit to your student!
Materials: SONG SCHOOL LATIN STUDENT BOOK 2 by Amy Rehn with Dr. Christopher A. Perrin, folder or thin binder with notebook paper, pencils, erasers, pens, hi-lighters, Post-it notes, glue stick, scissors, backpack
Learn thru Lit ELA 5th-6th
Welcome to Learning through Lit (ELA 5-6)! Students will learn content and how to interact and make connections with text at a deeper level. Critically thinking, sharing dialogue, and expounding on ideas about text and among participants enables a rich literary experience. Vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and writing instruction is included. Building confidence as readers and critical thinkers helps students analyze text and measure against Biblical truths, setting the stage for a joyful journey seeking God’s wisdom through the written word.
Let's Go! Lit 7th-8th
Welcome to Let’s Go! Lit (7-8) Middle school students are hungry for deeper examination of literature selections to compare and contrast the elements that build story complexity. Discussions in class encourage students to summarize, debate, predict logically and think critically while also examine Biblical truths either glaringly absent or found in characters or story lines. This course will explore literary elements, writing composition, grammar, reading strategies, spelling, and study skills. Deeper understanding of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and alliteration among other literary devices further the student’s reading comprehension. Students will gain experience verbalizing perceived strengths and weaknesses in literature, thereby building confidence in reading, thinking, speaking, and listening skills.
Reading Techniques & Test Prep
Welcome to Reading Techniques & Test Prep! With all the options of online learning and dual-enrolling, how can you be sure your student is prepared for the rigor of college coursework? This class provides students with the tools to become more adept at reading and thinking critically. Each of ten steps are taught in isolation, then practiced through reading selections and then presented again in a novel testing format. Students are taught how to think about vocabulary, main ideas, supporting details, relationships, inferences, purpose, tone, and arguments in ways that make sense when reading. Much practice is included and many varied formats provided. Practice, practice, practice is the key!
Writing with Skill 1
Writing with Skill Level 1 will meet Wednesdays from 9-9:50 am in Room 304
2022-2023 school year: August 10, 2022-May 3, 2023
We will be studying all aspects of becoming a competent writer across the curriculum: history, science, and literature will be examined and practiced.
Writing with Skill 2
Welcome to Writing with Skill Level 2! This course walks students through a comprehensive and systematic approach to writing composition. Study skills necessary for academic success include summarizing, outlining, and note taking. Students also practice writing patterns targeted to history, science and literature, which prepares learners to write across the curriculum. Detailed instruction in narration and sequences, comparisons, introductions and conclusions, and finding topics helps further the students’ writing aptitude. Learners progress to critically assess prose and poetry, research, and draft a final project. Training in independent learning, effective writing and critical thinking are objectives for WWS Level 2. Co-op time together will focus on the weekly lesson targets, with heavy emphasis on student interaction sharing ideas and constructive feedback. Rubrics will be provided for feedback on student compositions. Grades will be responsibility of the parent.