KEYS

2020-21 Class Selection

Please click on the class name to access the following information for a class: Description, Textbook, Prerequisite and Supply Fee.

Class Name Teacher Start Date End Date Days Times Grade # Seats Avail. Monthly Fee Select Class
Writing for College A

Writing for College A

Description
This course will encourage students to develop the perspectives and reading, writing, research, and study skills necessary to be effective communicators in a college setting. Assignments will build on skills developed in Advanced Writing and Grammar with a focus on persuasive and research writing. Students will gain confidence in the writing process, MLA research standards, and giving and receiving feedback.

Textbooks and Supply List
The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises (Third Edition) by Richard Bullock et al.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition) by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. (This edition has a black border on the cover)

Great Writing 5: From Great Essays to Research (Fifth Edition) by Kieth S. Folse and Tison Pugh

Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices by Julie Clawson

Supplies:
● A 1 inch three ring binder with college ruled lined paper and 20 pages of blank, hole punched computer paper for class activities.
● Pencils, blue or black pen, highlighter markers (yellow, pink, and blue) for notes, analysis, and revising.
● Computer access including Microsoft Word, Google, and the ability to email and print.

Prerequisite
Advanced Writing and Grammar or equivalent. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection. Please encourage your student to be thorough when completing the reading list during the assessment as the reading list is taken into consideration for admittance into College Writing.

Supply Fee
$35

Catherine Robbins 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 8:30 am - 9:25 am 11-12 1 $53.00
American Literature

American Literature

Description
This survey of American Literature spans the 1600s to the present. Journals, short stories, poems, plays, and novels provide students an exciting overview of various styles of the times and contents. Each work is evaluated according to its worldview and compared to the Biblical standards. Students will learn the historical significance of each piece and understand the personal, cultural, and spiritual drives which motivated the content of the literature. Writing skills will be continually reviewed, emphasized, and developed. Students will practice writing short answer test questions as well as essays,reports, and multi-paragraph papers.

Textbooks and Supply List
American Literature for Christian Schools, BJU Press (older editions acceptable)
Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.

Prerequisite
Basic high school writing skills – equivalence of Advanced Writing and Grammar If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$25

Debra Ebert 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 8:30 am - 9:25 am 10-12 4 $53.00
Advanced Writing and Grammar A

Advanced Writing and Grammar A

Description
This course will encourage students to develop the reading, writing, grammar, and study skills necessary to be effective communicators in a high school setting. Assignments will guide students through key grammar concepts and the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, and revising. Throughout the school year students will build a writing portfolio by writing a series of essays using a variety of genres and sources.

Textbooks and Supply List
Easy Writing by Wanda C. Phillips

More Grammar Practice 2 published by Thomason and Heinle

Great Writing 4: Great Essays (fifth edition) by Keith Folse

Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewel Reinhart Coburn

Midway through the year, students will begin a novel project. At that time, parents will be asked to purchase a novel or plan to borrow one for an extended period. More information will be provided in advance of the assignment.

Supplies:
● A 1 inch three ring binder with college ruled lined paper and 20 pages of blank, hole punched computer paper for class activities.
● Pencils, blue or black pen, highlighter markers (yellow, pink, and blue) for notes, analysis, and revising.
● Computer access including Microsoft Word, Google, and the ability to email and print.

Prerequisite
Basic high school writing skills – equivalence of Intermediate Writing and Grammar If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$35

Catherine Robbins 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 9:30 am - 10:25 am 9-11 3 $53.00
MS Literature Year 2

MS Literature Year 2

Description
This class will read a variety of classic literature: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, novels, short stories, fables, and folk tales. This year's focus will be Animals and Adventure. Some initial choices include: The Call of the Wild, A Horse and His Boy (Narnia), poems, a play, and our nonfiction will be The Road to Unafraid by Jeff Struecker. Captain Struecker participated in the Somalia mission that became the movie Black Hawk Down. The class will focus on comprehension skills and basic literary analysis to include: character development, plot structures, setting, and themes, along with the author's and the book's worldview. Comprehension quizzes will be given regularly, along with class discussions of the literary elements. Students will also use movies and live plays to compare/contrast with the literature. Students will use the analysis to write papers. Students should expect about 3-4 paragraph paper each quarter (some quarters will be a few small ones and others will be longer). These papers will consist of character and setting analysis, theme development, critiques, and basic book reports. Students should have access to the Internet and a word processing program. Rubrics will be used to grade class discussions and writing assignments. In the future there will be a rotation of topic focus and works used. No two years will be the same. Year 2 – Adventure & Animals Year 3 – Chronicles of Narnia and Hobbit (maybe Lord of the Rings).

Textbooks and Supply List
Textbooks:
Purchased by teacher using supply fee

Supplies:
1 in binder with dividers, loose leaf paper, pencils and pens, sheet protectors, access to home computer with Google Drive and email

Prerequisite
Basic elementary reading and writing. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$45

Michelle Tyree 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 9:30 am - 10:25 am 6-8 4 $53.00
Advanced Writing and Grammar B

Advanced Writing and Grammar B

Description
This course will encourage students to develop the reading, writing, grammar, and study skills necessary to be effective communicators in a high school setting. Assignments will guide students through key grammar concepts and the writing process including pre-writing, drafting, and revising. Throughout the school year students will build a writing portfolio by writing a series of essays using a variety of genres and sources.

Textbooks and Supply List
Easy Writing by Wanda C. Phillips

More Grammar Practice 2 published by Thomason and Heinle

Great Writing 4: Great Essays (fifth edition) by Keith Folse

Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition by Jewel Reinhart Coburn

Midway through the year, students will begin a novel project. At that time, parents will be asked to purchase a novel or plan to borrow one for an extended period. More information will be provided in advance of the assignment.

Supplies:
● A 1 inch three ring binder with college ruled lined paper and 20 pages of blank, hole punched computer paper for class activities.
● Pencils, blue or black pen, highlighter markers (yellow, pink, and blue) for notes, analysis, and revising.
● Computer access including Microsoft Word, Google, and the ability to email and print.

Prerequisite
Basic high school writing skills – equivalence of Intermediate Writing and Grammar If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$35

Catherine Robbins 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 10:30 am - 11:25 am 9-11 1 $53.00
British Literature

British Literature

Description
This course is a survey of British literature from the Middle Ages through the Modern Era. The selections, while representative of the standard authors and works, have been chosen to illustrate the Christian interpretation of British intellectual and spiritual history. Works by writers such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and John and Charles Wesley have been included, giving the student the opportunity to experience the beauty and sovereignty of God through period writings. This course does not exclude works contrary to Christian beliefs, giving the student an opportunity to contrast these worldly examples with the Christian worldview, therefore strengthening the student against the ungodly influences of the modern world.

Textbooks and Supply List
British Literature for Christian Schools, student text, BJU Press.

Prerequisite
Preferably two years of high school level writing & grammar or by special permission of instructor. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$25

Debra Ebert 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm 10-12 3 $53.00
Elementary Language Arts Year 3

Elementary Language Arts Year 3

Description
This class is designed to insure that students end with a solid knowledge base in grammar, writing skills, and literature. Students will cover all areas of Language Arts in this class. We'll learn to write proper sentences and paragraphs. Then we'll combine paragraphs together to create story sequences, essays, reports, and even some poetry. Students will learn to use creative words to “dress up” their writing and how to start sentences in different ways that make their writing more interesting. Students should expect 3 - 4 one paragraph papers and 1 or 2 three to five paragraph papers each quarter. No one can write properly without good grammar, so we'll cover basic grammar concepts including: parts of speech, phrase, clauses, punctuation, and some diagramming. Lastly, we'll read quality literature, about 1 novel a quarter with poems and short stories mixed in. Students will begin to identify setting, characters, and plot sequence. Students should have access to the Internet and a word processing program.

Textbooks and Supply List
IEW's Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales. ISBN: 978-1-62341-309-5
Novels will be purchased by the teacher

3-ring binder, dividers, sheet protectors, loose leaf paper, pencils/pens, home access to computer

Prerequisite
 If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$35

Michelle Tyree 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm 4-6 5 $53.00
Writing for College B

Writing for College B

Description
This course will encourage students to develop the perspectives and reading, writing, research, and study skills necessary to be effective communicators in a college setting. Assignments will build on skills developed in Advanced Writing and Grammar with a focus on persuasive and research writing. Students will gain confidence in the writing process, MLA research standards, and giving and receiving feedback.

Textbooks and Supply List
The Little Seagull Handbook with Exercises (Third Edition) by Richard Bullock et al.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition) by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein. (This edition has a black border on the cover)

Great Writing 5: From Great Essays to Research (Fifth Edition) by Kieth S. Folse and Tison Pugh

Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices by Julie Clawson

Supplies:
● A 1 inch three ring binder with college ruled lined paper and 20 pages of blank, hole punched computer paper for class activities.
● Pencils, blue or black pen, highlighter markers (yellow, pink, and blue) for notes, analysis, and revising.
● Computer access including Microsoft Word, Google, and the ability to email and print.

Prerequisite
Advanced Writing and Grammar or equivalent. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection. Please encourage your student to be thorough when completing the reading list during the assessment as the reading list is taken into consideration for admittance into College Writing.

Supply Fee
$35

Catherine Robbins 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm 11-12 0 $53.00
Intermediate Writing and Grammar A

Intermediate Writing and Grammar A

Description
This class will cover a variety of writing assignments. Building from a basic essay model, students will construct narrative, persuasive and personal essays. Students will also write in response to literature, timed essays (to prepare for SAT & ACT), and creative essays. We will work on a research paper. Students will learn MLA format including in-text citation of sources. Students should expect to write 1 to 1.5 paragraphs a week. Grammar will be a integral part of each week's lesson. Lessons learned in grammar will be required in students' personal writings. Students should be reading quality literature. A reading log will be required from all students, and there is a recommended (but not required) list of books available.

Textbooks and Supply List
Textbooks:
IEW Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons (student book only) ISBN: 978-1-62341-232-6

IEW Fix-It! Grammar Book 3 (student book only) ISBN: 978-1-62341-175-6

Supplies:
1 ½ in binder, dividers, 2 folders, loose leaf paper, pen/pencils, sheet protectors, access to home computer that includes Google Drive and email

Prerequisite
Proficient middle school writing. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$20

Michelle Tyree 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm 8-9 2 $53.00
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Description
The Creative Writing course is designed for students who enjoy writing as a form of art and personal expression. Students will explore the elements of numerous literary genres - short fiction, personal narratives, poetry, creative non-fiction, and children’s literature, among others. To develop original writing pieces, students will engage in development lessons, writing studies, and peer review/conferences. While writing is the essential component of the class, games and projects are also included to enhance the student’s knowledge of literary elements, format, and structure. For most essays and projects, final work must be typed and printed. MLA format will be taught and is required for some essays as instructed.

Textbooks and Supply List
No required textbook
Three-ring Binder (no spirals please)
Loose-leaf, lined white 8 1/2 x 11 paper
Two blue or black working ink pens and two sharpened pencils
One red, green, or purple pen (for editing)
Project supplies: Printer paper, colored pencils and/or crayons, construction paper, other possible art supplies as student chooses.

Prerequisite
Basic middle school writing and grammar skills. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$25

Debra Ebert 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm 6-9 2 $53.00
Intermediate Writing and Grammar B

Intermediate Writing and Grammar B

Description
This class will cover a variety of writing assignments. Building from a basic essay model, students will construct narrative, persuasive and personal essays. Students will also write in response to literature, timed essays (to prepare for SAT & ACT), and creative essays. We will work on a research paper. Students will learn MLA format including in-text citation of sources. Students should expect to write 1 to 1.5 paragraphs a week. Grammar will be a integral part of each week's lesson. Lessons learned in grammar will be required in students' personal writings. Students should be reading quality literature. A reading log will be required from all students, and there is a recommended (but not required) list of books available.

Textbooks and Supply List
Textbooks:
IEW Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons (student book only) ISBN: 978-1-62341-232-6

IEW Fix-It! Grammar Book 3 (student book only) ISBN: 978-1-62341-175-6

Supplies:
1 ½ in binder, dividers, 2 folders, loose leaf paper, pen/pencils, sheet protectors, access to home computer that includes Google Drive and email

Prerequisite
Proficient middle school writing. If students are NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in a Math or English class at KEYS, we are requiring Placement Evaluations to be sure they are placed at the best level to help them be successful in the coming year. Please contact the office to schedule an evaluation prior to class selection.

Supply Fee
$20

Michelle Tyree 9-10-2020 5-27-2021 Tue, Thur 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm 8-9 1 $53.00