Melissa Williamson

Lesson Designer

Melissa Williamson is a teacher, wife, and mother of three girls. She currently teaches seventh and eighth grade literature and writing at a homeschool learning center where more than forty of her students have had essays and poems published. All her teaching opportunities have allowed her the freedom to write her own curriculum. In addition to homeschooling her three daughters since 2011 and teaching English, she also teaches piano lessons from her home and through virtual lessons.

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’s passions include spending time with her family, music, writing, reading, and recording family history.

Here are more facts about Melissa:

  • Has an education degree in middle grades English and Social Studies
  • Has taught English classes for 16 years
  • 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 at note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses 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.