At Wilson Hill Academy, literature is integrated with grammar and writing in our language arts classes in the grammar school and the school of logic. Wilson Hill Academy’s first goal in the reading of great literature with young people is delight. That delight, though, comes in various forms. With young students, WHA avoids critical analysis or lists of questions that can detract from the enjoyment of the story. Students demonstrate comprehension through narration and discussion. The curriculum draws upon the literature to increase vocabulary and cultivate an appreciation for the style and voice of multiple authors. Most importantly, though, literature offers the opportunity to reveal what it means to be human: made in the image of God yet fallen with the hope of redemption. Through this revelation, students learn about their Creator. Students also practice careful reading as they are called upon to use specifics to defend ideas.

Language Arts Level 1

The LA1 classroom is an exciting place where time flies. Students learn to love reading and writing as they explore great works of literature and poetry, immersing themselves in God’s […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 2

In LA 2 students delight in great works of children’s literature while learning essential grammatical concepts in the context of their reading and writing. Through imitative exercises and carefully structured […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 4 (FOEW)

Language Arts 4 emphasizes both literature and composition by focusing on the first three canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement and elocution. The thoughtful discussions about literary works help students […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: School of Logic