Classes by Deonna Tack


English 10

Deonna Tack

Come with us as we take a journey through themes in world literature. We will study poetry, short stories, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and the classic novel, Silas Marner. Students will be taught to write everything from essays and research papers to poetry. It should be fun! Required: A Beka World Literature (Code 115401) $33.05, A Beka Grammar and Composition IV (Code 167886) $19.30, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Code 82945) $12.95, Silas Marner by George Eliot (Code 82953) $12.95 - all from A Beka. Also Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (Some books available in HERC library or public library.)

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4

English 9

Deonna Tack

This class will be a great transition class from the junior high to high school. Focus will be on improving writing, learning how to do a research paper, and how to analyze many different types of literature. For those of you who are squeamish about teaching Shakespeare, we will be tackling Romeo and Juliet from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the craziness of teen dating and how the choices that we make selfishly affect others for sure. We will also be covering The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for our novel, as we learn about symbolism and allegory. Essay writing will also be taught from beginning to end. Required: A Beka Themes in Literature (Code 157805) $29.80, A Beka Grammar and Composition III (Code 15776) $19.30, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis $4.49 (CBD stock #WW44220), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (any copy will do, though a parallel text is best), and God's Underground by Richard Wurmbrand.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Writing Level A

Deonna Tack

The Student Writing Intensive was produced to give students a more definitive method of writing.   Students will write with clear structure and compelling style. They will begin with the basics—rewriting a paragraph—and continue all the way into advanced creative and essay writing. This is a one semester class. Materials required: IEW Student Writing Intensive Level A Notebook and packet, which is availible on the IEW web site,  lined notebook paper, and a pen.    

  • When: Thursdays during 1st period
  • Cost: $170 plus $20 HERC fee = $190
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None