Students will study elements of style, rhythm, mechanics, structure, and content in a variety of genres. For each genre covered, students will receive instruction, collaborate with classmates online, submit drafts to their instructor, and receive personalized feedback on ways to improve their writing. Because students will be required to use assigned writing prompts with topics from the Tapestry history component, students are required to either be enrolled in one of our Year 1 History classes, or studying Year 1 Tapestry History at home in order to participate in this writing class.
Typical genres covered in the Year 1 Writing Course: Expository Essay, Analytical Essay, Descriptive Essay, Persuasive Essay, Compare/Contrast Essay, Narrative Essay, Personal Profile, Essay Tests, Research Paper, Playwriting, Multi-Media Presentation.
Note: Assignments for this course are typically due Thursday 5:00 PM ET.
Age: Minimum age 14.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to write a strong paragraph, comprised of rich, cohesive sentences, and be ready to handle the depth of analysis and synthesis required for high school-level essay writing.
Year 1 Rhetoric History is a hybrid class for both rhetoric and honors history students. Each week, assignments for both rhetoric and honors students will be posted, and students simply complete the appropriate assignments before coming together to discuss their work. Honors students read all Tapestry core and in-depth reading assignments each week, while rhetoric students read a pared-down selection. Students explore the Ancient World from Creation to the Fall of Rome. This Socratic discussion course based on the Tapestry of Grace Year 1 History curriculum may include review games, student presentations, geography, debates, quizzes, forum participation, etc.
Age: Minimum age 14. Recommended for 9th graders - 12th graders.