It's coming! This fall 2019!
This summer, I have been sewing my little heart out and working on my favorite projects: historical period attire. While I was working I was thinking how satisfying and enjoyable it is to be able to sew whatever I want. Truly, I am most grateful for this skill. I reflected on the wonderful memories I have of how it all started and the influences in my life that allowed me to do it. Because of all of this, I have decided to offer sewing classes again in my sewing studio!
My sewing class page will be available soon under "Classes" and you can find all the details, supplies, and sewing projects that you can learn. Although my sewing projects are fun in themselves, my emphasis is on the skills you will learn because skills, once gained, can apply across the board to many other projects. The more classes you sign up for, the more skills you will learn.
The study of English includes both the study of literature and writing. In the elementary grades, English includes reading, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing. By the time a child is high school age, they should have a pretty firm grasp on grammar and spelling, but they continue to acquire new vocabulary, read more challenging texts, and to develop their writing skills.
At the high school level, it is important that students learn to write a variety of essays and to learn to write a research paper. One of those types of essays is the literary analysis essay. This is the type of writing that every college student encounters in their English 101 classes. It doesn’t matter whether they are majoring in engineering, biology, computers, theater, or basket-weaving! Everyone takes English 101.
Literary analysis requires a student to closely read and examine a story and to develop his own insights. Next, students learn strategies for writing about a story or a poem and to express those insights. So, although “literary analysis” per se, is not required on a high school transcript, it should be a part of a student’s high school English studies.
The Inspired Scholar offers one-semester course in literary analysis. We recommend students take it after they have taken the one-semester course in essay writing.
Where will you find me when I am not teaching?
For your reading pleasure!