Grammar & Spelling for Jr. High

Grammar & Spelling for Jr. High

Grade Level: 6th – 8th grades

Ages: 10 – 14

Classes Meet: Mondays

Semester 1: Monday, September 13th – November 29th, 2021 

Semester 2: Monday, January 10th – March 28th, 2022.

(December 6th and April 4th will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 11: 00 – 11: 50 am 

Instructor: Tracy Ramsour

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Tuition / Fees: $250.00 tuition ($125.00 per semester) + $25.00 Supply Fee.     An enrollment fee of $25 plus the materials fee of $25 is due within 2 weeks of registration and will come off of your tuition. Both the supply fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.

Course Description:

We will be tackling grammar through IEW Fix It, Frog Prince or Just Desserts, along with spelling and vocabulary, using Word Roots and English from the Roots Up Volume 2. These three resources will give your student(s) a great foundation and/or help them review and brush up on their grammar and spelling skills.

Each week students will learn five Latin and/or Greek root words, 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/Just Desserts 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, Frog Prince/Just Desserts .) 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 or Just Desserts, 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 with payment due at the beginning of each semester.

Max: 18

I will be taking an enrollment fee of $25 along with the $25 supply fee. The enrollment fee is included in the price of the tuition. You would only owe $100 for the remainder of the first semester. Both the enrollment fee and supply fee are non-refundable.

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