Novel Studies: Total Language Plus

Teacher: Jesi Abernathy

Age of Students: 12+

Class Fee: $10

Length: 1 Semester

Prerequisites: Ability to read at a 7th grade level or higher level

Class Capacity: 15

Class Description:

For Spring 2020, we will be reading and studying The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

It’s World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.

In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a “hiding place” that they built in the old building.

One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They’re captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.

This is her story–and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.

Total Language Plus: Literature Inspired Comprehensive Language Arts Curriculum is a Christian literature-based language arts program. Students will enjoy reading the excellent works chosen, and the separate elements of language arts, including spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, critical thinking and communication, are all based on the story for an engaging, integrated curriculum. In addition, lessons and activities stress mastery learning, rather than short-term memorization, for a broader and deeper understanding of language arts. Parents may wish to supplement with a grammar or writing program; TLP bridges the gap between knowing grammar and writing and applying it.

Homework Requirements:

Students will be responsible for completing a weekly reading assignment and workbook pages. Approximately 1-2 hours of homework per week, depending on how fast your child reads and completes assignments.

My syllabus will be set up so students know exactly what to do each day to prepare for class on Friday.

Required Materials:

The Hiding Place Total Language Plus Study Guide

The Hiding Place, 35th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 0800794052

ISBN-13: 9780800794057