Well Ordered Language Level 3 Intensive Prep #2
For older students (entering 5th-7th grade) wanting to start the Well-Ordered Language Level 3 program in the fall. We will spend 9 days on an intensive review of the concepts learned in WOL Levels 1 & 2 to set up for success students new to this robust grammar curriculum and to give them confidence in skills their classmates may have mastered in previous years. After this intensive prep course, students should be prepared to continue their grammar study in the Well-Ordered Language Level 3 course offered during the 2023-2024 school year.
In these three weeks, students will learn the three principal ingredients of the WOL curriculum: the songs/chants that define grammar terms, the script for the choral analysis of sentences, and the basics of sentence diagramming. Mastering the grammar of the English language will enable students to powerfully and clearly communicate ideas as well as deeply appreciate beauty in superb literary examples. Such mastery begins with Well-Ordered Language.
Required Course Materials:
PDFs will be provided by the teacher. Please be ready to print these out for students both for class time and for homework.
Catherine “Cat” Wise has loved to read since before she started school. Raised in a military family, she attended public school in Italy and then was homeschooled before obtaining a BA in elementary education with a Spanish minor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Texas and becoming a bilingual kindergarten teacher. When her oldest child was a toddler, Cat discovered classical education and fell in love with the idea of cultivating wisdom and virtue through great books, fascinating histories, and the beauty of language. Cat has been classically homeschooling her three children for eight years and is honored to learn alongside them of the Creator and His magnificent works. She wholeheartedly believes engaging with stories is one of the best ways to foster virtue and wisdom, so she’s excited to join the instructors at Scholé Academy and share her love of literature and language with others.
Cat’s family recently moved back from the mission field, where Cat and her husband provided pastoral care to church planters in the middle east. They now live in East Tennessee and love experiencing all four seasons after several years in the desert! Cat’s favorite pastimes usually involve books, but when she’s not reading, she loves baking yummy desserts and working jigsaw puzzles. email@example.com
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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