Grammar & Spelling for Middle School

Grammar & Spelling C for Middle School

Location: Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6606 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Grade Level: 6th – 8th grades

Ages: 10 – 14

Classes Meet: Mondays

Semester 1: Monday, September 11th – November 27th, 2023 

Semester 2: Monday, January 8th – March 25th, 2024.

(December 4th and April 1st will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 9: 00 – 9: 50 am 

Instructor: Tracy Ramsour

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Tuition / Fees: $300.00 tuition ($150.00 per semester).  An enrollment fee of $50 is due within 2 weeks of registration for the first semester and another $50 deposit will be due for the second semester by 11/7/23. Both will come off of your tuition for each semester. The enrollment fees are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.

This is FULL year-long class. 

Course Description:

In Grammar & Spelling C we will be tackling grammar through the UPDATED EDITON OF IEW Fix It, Frog Prince (4th Edition), along with spelling and vocabulary, using English from the Roots Up Volumes 1&2. These valuable resources will give your student(s) a great foundation and/or help them review and brush up on their grammar and spelling skills. This class is part of a three year cycle of Grammar & Spelling for Jr. High. 

Each week students will learn five Latin and/or Greek roots, along 10-15 spelling and vocabulary words based on the root words. We will also be learning spelling expectancies, to help us overcome common spelling errors.  There will be weekly spelling/vocabulary quizzes for an optional grade. Please let me know at the start of the semester if you would like your student to receive a letter grade.

We will also cover one week of IEW’s Fix-It: Frog Prince (4th Edition) each week, which will allow students to review grammar principles while learning and practicing new concepts. Fix-It is not a traditional grammar program. Instead, students learn to apply grammar rules while reading and editing literature (in this case, The Frog Prince.) This method not only teaches grammar, but helps students to become better writers and eventually prepare for high school and standardized tests like the SAT/ACT. Students will need to complete days 2 -4 of the Fix-It activities at home each week. I will send home parent “instructions” to those who would like them, along with the weekly spelling/vocabulary list or you can order the Teacher’s Manual.

Students will have 20-30 minutes of homework each day in order to complete their Fix-It sentences and review their roots/spelling/vocabulary words.

Your student will need IEW’s Fix-It: Frog Prince(4th Edition), student text. This can be ordered directly from IEW’s website or from I will provide the spelling and vocabulary materials for this class. An unabridged dictionary would be helpful.

This is a year-long class. 

If you have a student with special needs, please contact the teacher directly to discuss.

Min. 5 / Max 18

There is a $50 deposit (which will be deducted from your tuition) that is due upon registration for the 1st semester and then by 11/7/23 for the second semester. Both deposits are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.