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.
Elementary Writing with Structure: This elementary writing course is designed to engage students’ imaginations and teach them to transform their imaginings into written form, to teach the basics of writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction styles, and to guide students in the writing process.