|Posted by Kathryn Marshall on January 16, 2012 at 2:10 AM|
During the last two weeks, I started teaching the literature/language arts class. I'm still teaching the same English classes as before only now on a slightly altered schedule. In literature class my job is to keep everyone on the Sonlight schedule in the Bible and literature sections. Right now we are reading Going Solo by Roald Dahl. It's a good book and I can really relate to the main character. Have any of you Sonlight kids read it, yet?
Aside from reading the books and going throught the Westminister Confession, I most enjoy teaching the writing portion of the class. I get to teach my seven bilingual students how to structure sentences, edit errors, and I also assign assignments. (See what I did there? That's called an 'illiteration'.)
This is what I realized highschool prepared me for. This is the result of spending hours studying grammar and writing everyday (Though, I must admit that I'm a bit out of practise). This is what ends up happening when you just go with the flow (of God's will); you end up finding it one step at a time.
Teaching lit. class for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays are the highlights of my week! While I am happy teaching just about anything, I'm happiest teaching language arts. Yes, I think I've finally found my 'thing'.
Prayer request: My students are all on different levels of Englsih so it's a bit of a challenge to adapt and come up with fresh course material to suit their needs individually. While some are almost ready to learn how to stylize their work, others don't even know what a noun is. Pray that God would give me wisdom as I go through the rest of this semester.