I always love to learn new skills and to take on new challenges. As a physical therapist, I always try to identify a person’s strengths and to help individuals achieve his or her personal best. Through the study of science, nutrition, and fitness, we can improve our health and quality of life, honor God by taking care of the body he has given us, and we can better serve Him. Although this will be my first experience teaching at a co-op, I have had the opportunity to teach classes in the community, been a guest lecturer at the high school and college level, and home school my own children. I graduated from West Virginia University and have been a licensed, practicing physical therapist for over 25 years. I recently started my own practice, Enhance Physical Therapy, that offers physical therapy services for children from infant to teens. I have coached soccer for the James River Eagles Home School Foundation for the past 8 years and am the Kid’s Director at my church. I am married and have two daughters in college, two sons in high school, three dogs, one cat, and three bunnies. I enjoy hiking, camping, a variety of sports (watching and playing), movies, playing board games and cards, and traveling to new places. One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:2 and my prayer as I teach is that my students will grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and seek God’s will in their lives.
High School Literature
GRADE LEVEL: 9th-12th
Class: Monday 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon
This high school level class will contrast various literary components of classic literature movie selections based on selected works.
Student requirements in this class:
Complete readings on a weekly basis and have access to books which can include online books, libraries, or purchasing the books. Most, if not all, should be available through the local library.
Provide written reports and answers to questions based on the readings with the goal of contrasting works of literature, various genres, and authors.
Identify components of writing from written works in books, short stories, essays, and poems, reviewing several such as plot, theme, type of literary work, character qualities, changes, and relevance of the writing.
Give at least two oral presentations during the year and one project/report utilizing visual aides.
Read and analyze a given selection and examine what they read in order to determine a deeper meaning of the author's intent.
Be able to express their own opinion as to how this literature is important to its particular time period and/or to us today, or express that they do not agree with the message being delivered.
The complete list of books has not yet been selected; however, the following selections will most likely be covered in the class in addition to other important pieces of literature.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Long Way from Chicago
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Wonderful Wizard of Ox by L. Frank Baum
Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Emma by Charlotte Bronte
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Students should have basic understanding of writing in formats such as comparison/contrast essays. They should have access to the library or books as well as computer access for typing in their writing assignments.
Copy Fee: $20.00 due at first class by check made payable to Kathy Seymour
Minimum: 5 students
Tuition: $55/month for 9 months