Noteworthy Literature, Announces its Online English Literature Classes for Homeschool Students for Fall Semester. Instructor Leah Bashaw founded Noteworthy Literature in 2014 and believes that remote classes are a great opportunity for students to attend class independently, without being limited by transportation or location. In addition, remote classes allow the students to attend from anywhere, which reduces the need for sick days, snow days, and vacation days. Remote classes often work best with not only the student’s schedule, but also the schedule of their families. These literature and writing classes are for middle and high school students who are currently being home educated, or whose parents are looking for alternative and additional classes for their students. These classes teach both literature and writing skills.
Bashaw explains further that Noteworthy Literature:
- teaches classical literature from a variety of time periods and genres through weekly online classes.
- provides one (1) credit hour of English for high school transcripts
- encourages to think critically about subject matter
- allows students to work from a variety of locations
- strengthens students ability to work collaboratively and independently with objectives and deadlines
- focuses on skill building instead of grades.
Noteworthy Literature is also designed to build skills in:
- MLA Formatting
- Works Cited Pages
- Thesis Statements
- Persuasive Writing
- Reading Comprehension
- Critical Analysis
- Independent Study
- Collaborative Learning
The class format is as follows:
- One (1) 60 minute remote class per week
- 16 weeks per semester
- Weekly 1:1 Office Hours for additional support. (Optional)
- Personal feedback on each essay
- Comprehension Quizzes
- Interactive Discussion
- Continuing education opportunities for Extra Credit (Optional)
- Student Update Form discussing skills, growth, and participation twice per semester.
- Maximum 20 Students Per Class
About the founder:
Leah Bashaw is a homeschool alumni, and earned her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature at The Ohio State University in 2017.
She founded Noteworthy Literature in 2014, and has since been educating in the homeschool community, tutoring international students, and teaching in the special education and behavioral needs community.
Leah also has experience working with elementary, middle school, and high school students, specializing in literature and writing and is passionate about helping students find their own voice through writing, and enjoys reading engaging literature that raises questions and sparks ideas.
Bashaw states that expectations for interested students are the following:
- Come to class having completed their reading assignment
- Engage with peers and instructor during discussion times
- Take notes as needed for essays
- Keep their camera on throughout the class period
- Sign up for 1:1 meetings when they have additional questions
- Commit to doing their best work throughout the class
Books are chosen with the goal of exposing the students to a variety of authors and genres. While classic literature often deals with thematic themes, we strive to choose books that raise questions for the reader and deal with subjects sensitively, taking into account the age of the reader.
Our classes are adaptable to a variety of skills, and our goal is to encourage your student as they grow in their skills.
Once signed up, a student will need a computer that has webcam/microphone abilities, access to create word documents (Google Docs, Microsoft Word, etc), and copies of the books that will be read in class.
Noteworthy Literature offers a payment plan that will spread the cost of each semester across four months. Parents also have the option to sign up for the entire year at a discounted price.
Noteworthy Literature is looking to expand in the fall of 2023 with additional class offerings, including days and times and invites parents to email: [email protected] to be put on the Noteworthy Literature mailing list.
For more information:
email: [email protected]
Website: Noteworthy Literature
Street Address: 1914 Wythe Street, Columbus, OH 43235
1914 Wythe Street
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