• 4 Lessons

    Informative Writing Workshop


    Informative Writing Workshop is a 12-week online class for students ages 10-14 (grades 4-8) with the support of parents. This course is more than just a writing course. Beyond building proficient writing skills in basic paragraphs, it's a writing course in the biblical worldview of writing and proper development of language and communication, which includes reading, listening, thinking, speaking, and writing. It's a simple course that teaches basic skills that can be practiced and mastered over time. The lessons are not complicated and each skill taught builds upon the previous skill. There are no skipping lessons. Simply start with the first lesson and go at your own pace. Teacher support will be available via messages on the BCC website. 

    The methods of teaching I use every week are to impart the week's goals, review the biblical principles of writing, teach the week's content and skills, and help students begin their weekly assignment. I teach students the 3 Day Writing Process that they can practice every week. Students should be required to complete one paragraph or essay per week.  

    There are several end results in this course. First, students will develop a biblical purpose for writing. They will 1) know how biblical principles apply to writing, 2) see how important good communication is as a form of redemption, restoring what was lost in sin's curse, and 3) understand its necessity for successful and intelligent living. Second, students will understand how coherence works to write clearly and effectively. They will know how to develop their ideas and write proficiently. They will learn to research and list ideas, organize and plan their ideas, and find the best expression of those ideas. Lastly, students will master basic English skills. They will know the building blocks of a basic paragraph and a basic essay and apply it to any informative topic. They will know how to find words, use words, and organize sentences to create an interesting and compelling paragraph, which will be the foundation they need to write multi-page reports. 

    This is a self-paced course. Weekly assignments will be provided and may be submitted to the instructor. No grades will be given, but Writing Instructor Feedback is available for purchase for $5 a month. Practice is the key in this course. Students need adequate time, effort, and practice to reach the end results. If students require more time beyond the 12 weeks, that's ok. Take as long as you need. A brief Course Overview is attached for preview of content for each week.

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    Literature Study | Peter Rabbit and Friends

    Coming 2023 The world of Beatrix Potter is a charming place. Truly, these classic Beatrix Potter books are read by many fans over the years.…
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    Literature Study ~ Paths of the Seas

    Literature Study ~ Paths of the Seas is a 10-week online course for Christian parents and kids ages 10-16 to learn who Matthew Maury is, how God used him, and why his work is so important. We will explore the excellence of biblical reasoning, the beauty of the English language, and the majesty of the ocean through the study of the classic children's book Trail Blazer of the Seas by Jean Lee Latham. Gather your children twice a week as I lead you through the book and how to study it together.

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    Literature Study: The Man Who Painted Birds

    Literature Study: The Man Who Painted Birds is an 18-week (two quarters) course. In this course students do a Classic Literature Study of THE STORY…
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    Narrative Writing Workshop

    Narrative Writing Workshop is an 8-week online course for Christian homeschool students ages 10-16 to learn the biblical principles of writing, what narrative writing is, and how to write multi-dimensional stories. Parental supervision required. Topics include narrative introductions, settings, characters, plot, point of view, theme, and style. Students watch instructional video and complete weekly assignments that progress throughout the course.

  • 22 Lessons

    Science | Oceanography

    The Fascinating Journey of Oceanography: Exploring the Depths of the Sea is an online Biblical Classical course for upper elementary students. Get ready to embark…
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    The Pilgrim Story

    This is an online course for the whole family!!! There are 4 lessons with 12 short videos that can be watched in less than an hour and optional reading and writing assignments to extend the learning experience. Learn what led the Pilgrims to leave England and all the struggles they went through to come to America. You'll be astounded by the trials they overcame and the faith that sustained them. Their example is a shining light in history of how they planted the seed of local self-government in America with the care and supervision of God. You'll be inspired to live out the same kind of faith and courage in your life for the sake of the Gospel and God's glory. Includes Course Workbook and Coloring Pages.

  • 1 Lesson

    Writing Instructor Feedback

    Do you need a writing teacher's feedback? I'm here to help. Sign up to receive a personal invitation from the instructor of your assignment on google slides. It will be a shared document that the instructor and the student can access. Inside the document, the instructor will add comments on ways the student can improve their writing. Students can expect feedback on Thursdays or Fridays every week. Instructor expects students to make improvements on their essay until the assignment is completed to the instructors instructions. All communication between the student and instructor will be via google slides.