High School Writing Methods

live: $ 425

rec.: $ 375

  • Overview
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher

Be sure to choose the correct section on your registration form:

MONDAY 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm ET (Radford) - Section 1

TUESDAY 10 am - 11:15 am ET (Hempton) - Section 2

Prerequisite: None

A prerequisite for Seasons Learning literature and history courses, this class utilizes curriculum written by Seasons Learning founder, Elizabeth Hempton. When combined with General Literature, it is the ideal "freshman English" class for high school, laying the groundwork for high school and life writing skills. Students work through the Writing Process to explore six types of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, comparison/contrast and rhetorical. Essay writing provides a vehicle for students to practice each type. Students also work through grammar issues, learn to write peer reviews and study higher level vocabulary. 

Assigned homework allows students to practice the writing concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a course credit report upon completion. Students may take this class for Honors credit. The Honors option costs an additional $25 per class. Be sure to check Honors on the registration form.

  • Books / Textbooks
    • Writing as a Life Skill by Elizabeth Hempton
  • Other Materials
    • No other materials required

Beth Hempton lives in South Carolina with her husband, Darrell, two puppies, two kittens and two goats. She homeschooled her son, John Paul, and her daughter, Ally, through high school. Beth’s love for writing and desire to teach continue even though her children are now adults. Beth enjoys living in the country, reading, writing and traveling. She’s been known to go zip-lining, white water rafting and hiking. Learning new skills entices her and Jesus’s love inspires her. Beth's new adventure involves a mission trip to Kenya in June, 2019, to minister to women and orphans.

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Tracy Radford lives on the sunny west coast of Florida with her four boys and sheltie puppy.  She homeschooled two sons through high school with two still enjoying the homeschool process.  Tracy currently attends graduate school online out of Boston pursuing a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.  When not teaching or studying, Tracy can be found in the gym, at the beach or enjoying a book with a hot cup of coffee. 

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