beginning literature and writing


Designed for older elementary-aged children, Beginning Literature and Writing introduces the skills necessary for composing well-structured sentences and coherent paragraphs.  In addition, young scholars get to read and discuss well-written, age-appropriate classics.    

Click on this link to go to the required texts page for this class.


Shorter writing assignments will be assigned nearly every week in order to allow the student to interact with the readings.  Assignments are designed to develop a young student's ability to compose clear sentences and short paragraphs.  We will discuss the readings together as a class.  On occasion, students will get to present brief writing to their fellow-scholars.  


The cost for this tutorial is $120 per quarter. Class size is limited to 15 participants.  

This class will be offered at Columbia Christian Homeschool Co-op at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.  To register for this class, please follow the instructions on the CCHC Website 

Please purchase these texts prior to our discussion of them in class. The books are listed in the order they will be read. These versions have been chosen for economy as well as quality. It is recommended that the student purchase these particular versions of the texts in order to better facilitate ease of class discussion.  It is absolutely acceptable to buy a used copy.  Please click on the text title to go to the ordering page.


Billy and Blaze--Anderson

Tree in the Trail--Holling

Mr. Popper's Penguins--Atwater


A Bear Called Paddington--Bond

Owls in the Family--Mowat

A Child's Garden of Verses--Stevenson

Winnie the Pooh--Milne

Freddie Goes to Florida--Brooks