We believe that God calls us to be creatures who communicate through language, based on His example of communicating with us through His revealed Word, the Bible. In the Bible, God employs many forms of literature, including stories and poetry, to instruct us in His character and expectations of us. Therefore we believe it is important for students to learn to communicate clearly and effectively through language, as well as to develop a love of God’s Word and an appreciation for the gifts of the spoken and written word. Students should master grammar, spelling, and other writing conventions, as well as learn how to comprehend spoken and written words, to think critically about them, and to respond clearly and thoughtfully through writing, speaking, and discussion.
Additionally, it is important to learn to love reading books to prepare students for a lifelong love of reading, as one does not go to book stores to buy textbooks, but books and magazines. It is also important for students to be able to integrate their Christian faith into life by looking at important themes or issues of life, comparing and contrasting them to the beliefs of great thinkers, authors, media and films in a continuous, natural way for lifelong learning and faithful Christian living.
Adventures in Appreciation, Athena Edition; Holt, Rinehart & Winston
- Free reading books, magazines, computer
- A Beka textbooks, videos
50 minutes daily, 5 days per week, 2 semesters
- Homework Tests, quizzes
- Personal, group projects Essays, Creative writing
- Book, magazine reports