High School English Composition 3

Valerie Otheim, Instructor

This class was offered in 2016-17 and will be retooled to meet specific students’ needs and offered again in 2018-19

Sound Learning is pleased to offer two composition courses based on Andrew Pudewa’s Teaching Writing: Style and Structure. Both classes will utilize DVD lectures and exercises for instruction in:

  • Note Taking and Creating Key-Word Outlines
  • Public Speaking from Outlines
  • Writing from Notes
  • Narrative Writing with Paired Non-Fiction Text
  • Writing from Pictures/Inquiry Based
  • Information Text/Report Writing
  • Inventive/Creative Writing
  • Persuasive/Argumentative Writing
  • Critique Writing
  • Writing from Literature

English Composition 2 (Grades 10, 11,12)

Using a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction passages, this course introduces advanced high school and pre-college students to Andrew Pudewa’s Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program. During weekly class meetings, concepts and exercises from Student Writing Intensive Level C will be presented through DVD lectures, lessons, and interactive activities. Student materials for Writing Intensive Level C and Advanced Communication Series provide models, exercises, and assignments focused on persuasive writing and speaking skills, advanced note taking, and planning and writing college-level papers

Maximum class size: 15


  • Instructor permission
  • Returning students:  80% or above in English 1
  • New students: Writing and grammar assessment – Assessment must be submitted to Valerie Otheim within 5 days of submitting your registration forms.

Sound Learning’s English Course Sequence

Day and Time:

Required Student Materials:
Student Book Writing Intensive Level C (Notebook and Packet)
PDF Download, $10.00

Student Book Advanced Communication Series (Handouts and Lesson Plans)
PDF Download, $10.00

Student Resource Notebook (Includes Grammar Review and Exercises)
PDF Download, file available from instructor at no cost

Recommended Materials:
 Fix it! Grammar (Levels 1-6)
For parents who want a structured grammar program, Fix it! Grammar encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing. Student lessons require both independent and interactive work with a parent to apply terminology and strategies from Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. After determining student placement, purchase of a Fix It! Grammar teacher’s manual also provides free access to a downloadable PDF copy of the student workbook for each level.

Fix It! Teacher’s Manual
Spiral Bound, $19.00 (Each Level)

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