Section: Literature, Schools, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Writing instruction at Wilson Hill begins with Language Arts 1 in the Grammar School and continues through the School of Logic and School of Rhetoric years, culminating in Rhetoric 2: Senior Thesis. The primary goal of our writing process is to teach students how to write coherent, logical and elegant essays. To accomplish this, students need a solid foundation in writing, which our language arts courses seek to provide. This 8-lesson mini-course on Old Yeller is based on the Language Arts 1 class. Language Arts 1 students become stronger readers and writers through an integrated grammar, writing and literature curriculum developed specifically for Wilson Hill Academy. Throughout the year, students regularly engage in literature-based discussions, debates, and projects that encourage a love of reading as they connect personally to unique characters and storylines. As biblical truths are identified and discussed within each story, students are encouraged to share how these truths impact their daily lives. Poetry, memory work, dictation and copywork are incorporated weekly, providing opportunities for the students to participate in the class in a myriad of ways. You can see the full course listing for Language Arts Level 1 here.