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TPS English Reading, Writing and Literature Courses – Become a skilled and confident writer!

“Our daughter’s growth as a writer through this course has been absolutely jaw-dropping. The creative knowledge-packed assignments in this course have sent her writing skills through the ceiling.” Parent of TPS elementary writing student

TPS has been teaching writing since 1997. Over more than two decades, the comment we still hear most often from our former English students is that they were among the strongest most confident writers in their college classes and beyond.

Why are TPS English students such skilled and confident writers?

  • TPS Elementary Writing courses delightfully provide a strong writing foundation, so our young writers are confidently prepared for middle school and high school writing.
  • Every TPS English course develops specific writing and rhetoric skills based on the level of the course. We systematically progress writing through every stage of development (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric) from elementary to college level.
  • All TPS English courses at every level — including our literature courses — teach writing with engaging purposeful instruction and assignments. We never stop teaching writing in our English courses, even in upper high school and college level courses.

Good writing — analytical, rhetorical, or creative — combines a set of skills (which can be learned) with individual self-expression (which can be encouraged and developed). Becoming a skilled and confident writer requires expert teaching and individual mentoring, not just practice and feedback. TPS has over two decades of proven excellence in teaching and developing strong and confident writers for college, career, and civic life.

Why choose TPS English Reading, Writing and Literature classes over other options?

  • TPS teaches writing (we don’t just grade and comment on essays)
  • TPS teaches literary (i.e., written works) source analysis and research (we don’t just discuss books)
  • Dual college credit option in upper HS Lit and Writing courses.
  • Top scores on AP® English Language and AP® English Literature exams.
  • Excellent foundation for SAT® and ACT® Exams.
  • Master analytical writing, the most important academic skill you will need for college and career.
  • Study of the Great Books (classics) of the western literary canon and world literature.
  • Summer grammar and writing courses available to prepare students for TPS courses taught during the regular school year.
What Others Are Saying

“I am not the same writer I was before taking this course. It has helped me to raise my standards for clear, polished, academic writing in every assignment.” TPS upper high school student

Read what other students and parents have to say about TPS English reading, grammar, writing and literature classes.

TPS English Reading, Grammar, Writing, and Literature Classes

TPS English Curriculum Chart

Click the image below to open a new tab for easier reading. Many high school courses are not shown in this chart. Continue reading below the chart for a more complete list.

Grammar Courses

Grades 5-6: Elementary Grammar
Grades 6-8 (Summer): Grammar Foundations for Elementary and Middle School Writing
Grade 7: English 1 Grammar Supplement (available only with English 1)

Reading Comprehension Courses

Build comprehension, understanding and thinking skills better in young readers.

Suggested English Writing and Literature Sequence

Other courses listed on this page should be added to this sequence where appropriate for academic level and need.

Grade 5: Writing 5 Adventures
Grade 6 (Summer): Writing for Elementary School
Grade 6: Writing 6 Exploration
Grade 7 (Summer): Writing for Middle School (alternates content each year, may be taken twice)

Grade 7

Grade 8 (Summer): Writing for Middle School (alternates content each year, may be taken twice)

Grade 8

Grade 9 (Summer): Writing for Early High School

Grade 9

Grades 10-12 (Summer): Writing for Upper High School and College (summer before English 4/5/6)

Grades 10-12

Grades 11-12

Related Courses

To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “English” or “Literature and Media Analysis” or “Writing and Composition” category in our Course Catalog.

Integrated Literature and History Courses
  • History and Literature share a long relationship as the core “Humanities” and it is impossible to study one well without the other.
  • TPS offers a series of integrated Literature and History courses from elementary through upper high school.
  • At the high school level, each integrated course is a complete History honors credit plus a complete English Language Arts honors credit, so the integrated course list for two separate Honors credits (one History and one English) on the transcript.
  • We also offer High Scholars, a two-year high school integrated history, literature, and cultural worldviews curriculum that earns 24 college credits and six (6) high school credits.
Grades 5-6
Grades 6-7
Grades 9-10 (Honors)
Grades 10-12 (Honors)
Grades 10-12 (College Dual Credit)
TPS High Scholars

In a partnership between TPS and Belhaven University, High Scholars is a “classics” (“Great Books”) program that studies western history, literature, and art from ancient to contemporary historical periods.

  • Four (4) live interactive classes each week, including periodic “round table” discussions
  • Two-year curriculum (enroll one year at a time)
  • 24 college credits (Freshman Comp 1 and 2, World Lit 1 and 2, Western History 1 and 2, Contemporary History, Art Appreciation)
  • Six high school credits (Western Lit and Comp 1, Western Lit and Comp 2, Western History, Contemporary World History, Art History, Western Worldviews)
  • Content integration allows for considerably lower total workload than each subject taken separately
  • Grades 10 and up

Academic English as Foreign Language

TPS English As a Foreign Language (EFL) trains students in academic English so they can excel in TPS late elementary, middle school, and high school courses — all taught in English — as part of preparing for the TPS high school Diploma Partnership and possibly attending a college where the primary language is English.

More information on TPS EFL…

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