Melissa Williamson - Schoolhouse Teachers

Melissa Williamson

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Melissa Williamson is a teacher, wife, and mother of three girls. She has an education degree in middle grades English and Social studies from Toccoa Falls College and has taught English for 10 years. She currently teaches 7th and 8th grade literature and writing at a homeschool learning center where more than 40 of her students have had essays and poems published over the past seven years. All of her teaching opportunities have allowed her the freedom to write her own curriculum. In addition to homeschooling her own three daughters and teaching English, she also teaches piano lessons from her home and through virtual lessons to 35 students.

Melissa and her husband have served in full-time ministry since their marriage in 2002. Her husband currently serves as the senior pastor of a church in North Carolina. She enjoys serving alongside him in full-time ministry, especially in leading praise and worship during their services.

Melissa also writes a blog, http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com, in which she chronicles the family’s homeschooling adventures, shares her joy of preserving memories through scrapbooking, writes encouraging devotionals and provides reviews of a variety of books and homeschool materials. Her passions include spending time with her family, music, writing, reading, and recording family history.

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Courses Taught by Melissa:

American Literature in Historical Context studies American literature and its development from pre-colonization through the present day. Numerous authors are studied as well as the times and culture in which they lived. Students look at what influenced their writing and how their writing influenced others. Answer keys, assessments, and optional devotionals are included.

Elements of Literature studies eight genres of literature and helps students learn to identify key literary elements such as the characters, conflict, point of view, and setting. It also teaches students how to apply literary elements to poetry, non-fiction, drama, novels, and all literature. A variety of literary forms and authors are studied, including Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, G.A. Henty, Peter Barrie, and many others.