Instructor: Anna-Maria Lane, Homeschool Mom of Three and OK Certified Teacher with Extensive Classroom Experience in Language Arts

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Instructor/Class Reviews

Ms. Lane’s Advanced Grammar and Writing classes over the past few years have been simply phenomenal. She knows her craft exceptionally well. Our son scored in the 99th percentile on the PSAT reading and writing section as a direct result of her teaching ability. As parents of a homeschooled child we are so grateful for this incredible resource, especially in this subject. –Parent of a high school student

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Anna-Maria Lane’s classes have been wonderful for our children during their first year of homeschooling. Her advanced grammar class has helped our son increase his writing confidence while also making up for the deficiencies of his prior grammar instruction in school. Anna-Maria seems to have mastered the ability of combining a rigorous curriculum with a fun, laid-back environment. She uses an iterative process that includes working assignments, grading, correcting, and re-grading that helps the students focus on their weaker areas more effectively than if assignments were simply graded and returned. Finding the Tulsa Homeschool Academy has been a very positive experience for our family and a boon for our children’s academic success. –Parent of an upper elementary student and a middle school student

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My children would like to enroll in as many classes as they can with you. They have grown so much since they started taking your classes. I am truly amazed at how well they write. When one of my children started taking classes with you, she struggled so much with reading and writing. Now she looks forward to writing and reading. She is confident and I love it!  –Parent of a middle school student and a high school student

Fall 2022 Courses

In addition to the full-semester classes listed below, I will offer shorter writing workshops that will be announced later.

Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop – 7th grade and up

This is the fifth semester of a multi-year course. New students may join if they can pass a placement test. Those without extensive grammar experience should instead enroll in Self-Paced Grammar and Writing Workshop as that course will start at the beginning.

Fall Semester Dates and Times: Mondays 9:15 – 10:30, September 12th – December 12th (fall break October 17th, Thanksgiving break November 21st)

Cost: $150 per semester. Sibling Discount: 20% off second class, 40% off third class, fourth class and above free. Students also enrolled in in-person language arts classes at Tulsa Homeschool Academy for the fall semester will receive an additional 30% off online courses. (These discounts only apply to Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop and Self-Paced Grammar and Writing Workshop.)

Class Description: Students in this class will continue to learn grammar and usage rules that will help them on their journeys to becoming better writers. In addition, they will develop confidence, improve vocabulary, and engage deeply with language by reading, memorizing, and reciting poetry. The main focus for this class is grammar and usage. In the advanced level, students will learn about frequently confused/misspelled words, advanced capitalization and punctuation rules, verbal phrases, parallel construction, modifier placement, and sentence structure. There will be consistent review of previously learned concepts, and students will continue to strengthen their analytical skills and their understanding of language by diagramming sentences. As students learn grammar and usage rules, they will solidify their understanding of these concepts through the completion of editing exercises, and even though the main focus of this class is grammar and usage, students will put the concepts they have learned into practice through some basic writing assignments. For further writing instruction, students may wish to take one of our other writing workshops in addition to this class.

Homework Expectations – Students must be able to commit to approximately 2 hours of homework per week, and students (with the help of their parents when necessary) must be able to commit to keeping up with class communication through Google Classroom. Reading feedback and revising assignments accordingly will be a big part of this class, and this will require a commitment to following through with regular communication.

ACT/SAT English Practice – 9th Grade and Up

This is a free class for students who have completed Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop and current online or in-person THA 9th – 12th grade students. These review sessions will be geared toward students who have completed Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop, and we will use terminology from that class. However, any 9th – 12th grade in-person or online THA student is welcome. Students who have completed Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop are not required to be current THA students in order to participate in these sessions.

Students who participated last semester do not need to do anything to enroll. They will just need to watch the Google Classroom for meeting dates and instructions. An invitation will be sent to new students who are eligible for enrollment in this class.

Fall Semester Dates and Times: Wednesdays, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, and December 7th at 4:30 p.m.

We will meet on Zoom once a month for some grammar review and ACT/SAT English practice. Days and times are subject to change. The meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live class.

Homework Expectations: Before each monthly meeting, students will be expected to complete a couple of practice passages.

Self-Paced Grammar and Writing Workshop – 6th Grade and Up

This three-level program for students in 6th-12th grades will cover all of the grammar your child will need to learn and will include basic essay writing instruction. The whole course (all three levels) can be completed in three semesters (or two semesters and a summer) for students who work on it every school day or in two or three school years for students who would benefit from taking the course at a slower pace. For more information on how the course works and why a complete grammar course is worth your money and your student’s time, please visit the following link: Self-Paced Grammar and Writing Workshop FAQ.

Dates and Times: This class does not meet live. Students complete the work on their own schedules. A couple of different suggested pacing guides will be given.

Cost: I will be taking an initial test group through the first level of this course for a discounted fee of $100 per level. Students in the test group should understand that, although I have taught this material many times and have carefully planned the self-paced course, there might be some small issues that arise with the online system since they will be the first group to use the course in this way. The test group will receive the same content as those who pay full price but will need to be patient with any course delivery issues that may arise. The enrollment deadline for the test group is December 1st, 2022. Students enrolled after December 1st will pay full price for the course.

Sibling Discount: 20% off second class, 40% off third class, fourth class and above free. Students also enrolled in in-person language arts classes at Tulsa Homeschool Academy for the fall semester will receive an additional 30% off online courses. (These discounts only apply to Advanced Grammar and Writing Workshop and Self-Paced Grammar and Writing Workshop and are only valid for courses taken in the same semester.)

Class Description: Each level will be divided into modules. Each module will include video lessons, guided exercises, a Kahoot! game, and a quiz. Students will grade the exercises themselves while I guide them through this process on video; they will be expected to turn in the graded exercises. Quizzes will be graded by me. Students will not be able to continue to the next module until scoring satisfactorily on the current module’s quiz. Remediation will be provided when needed as long as the student has been doing the work.

Level One (the beginning level) will include the following concepts:

  • Two Basic Essays
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Action Verbs
  • Helping Verbs
  • Subject
  • Predicate
  • Direct Objects
  • Indirect Objects
  • Diagramming Simple Sentences
  • Linking Verbs
  • Predicate Adjectives
  • Predicate Nominatives
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions and Their Objects
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections

Level Two (the intermediate level) will include the following concepts:

  • Two Basic Essays
  • Consistent Review of Previously Learned Concepts
  • Independent Clauses
  • Subordinating Conjunctions and Adverb Clauses
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Simple Sentences
  • Compound Sentences
  • Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Complex Sentences
  • Commas in Complex Sentences
  • Diagramming Compound and Complex Sentences
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Extensive Editing
  • Principal Parts of the Verb
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Usage – Subject vs. Object Pronouns
  • Frequently Misspelled Words
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
  • Adjective and Adverb Usage 
  • Capitalization Rules

Level 3 (the advanced level) will include the following concepts:

  • Persuasive Essay
  • Consistent Review of Previously Learned Concepts
  • Frequently Misspelled Words
  • Extensive Editing
  • Noun Clauses and Diagramming
  • Apostrophe Usage
  • Quotation Marks and Punctuation of Quotations
  • Italics
  • Appositive Phrases
  • Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
  • Infinitives and Infinitive Phrases
  • Participles and Participial Phrases
  • Essential vs. Non-essential Phrases and Clauses
  • Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
  • Parallel Construction
  • Comma Placement
  • Semicolon Usage
  • ACT Practice Passages