MS Intermediate Lit and Writing
Using five classic works of literature as a reference students will learn to plan, write, and revise. Skills covered will include reading for comprehension, quoting from sources, citing sources, writing a thesis statement, and improving writing skills. Students will complete multiple writing assignments, will answer document-based questions, and will practice taking notes from written and oral information. This class will also include writing poetry, completing hands-on projects, and recitation. Each student will need a three-ring binder, access to word processing and internet and required paperbacks. 30-60 minutes of homework per week plus assigned reading. Please direct questions to Eliza at
The Phantom Tollbooth
Hatchet (boys only) Island of the Blue Dolphins (girls only)
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Eliza holds dual degrees in English from King University and in Elementary Education from Western Carolina University. She is also a certified teacher in the State of North Carolina. She taught for three years in the public school system and has been homeschooling for eight years now. She has 3 boys, Ezra, 18, Cyrus, 15, and Jonah, 13. Prior to Classical Scholars, Eliza ran Classical Foundations for three years, where she offered classes two days a week to homeschoolers in grades 3-5. She is also a native of Hendersonville, and when she isn't teaching she enjoys reading, knitting, and spending time with her family.