Writing From the Heart of Language (Intermediate Level)

2:15pm-3:45pm Thursdays     Ages 9-12

NEW!!! By Popular Demand!

"My daughter loves your class!" T.P., regarding the foundational level class

Based on Charlotte Mason & Classical education, multi-level and ability. This class is packed with individualized attention. Be inspired while thinking about language more deeply using self-paced Italic handwriting, practical English grammar, Latin & Greek roots, memory work using poetry, dictation (no copywork), and narration as comprehension and composition tool. Students will be introduced to some important styles of writing, and try some themselves. 

This year we will be writing small, specific assignments in class. Some technical, some creative, our writing projects will be open subjects more focused on style, intention, and conveying information. We will also explore writing both separately and socially.

There will be plenty of support in meeting the demands of assignments, with introduction to clear (self) grading rubrics, peer review, and (optional) group sharing. We will also learn about note taking, older forms of English and influences, and give special attention to punctuation, sentence structure, and creativity within technical specifications for writing. We will break apart words until we can see their roots, and compare similar words for meaning. A student armed with roots and meanings has clear advantage in many testing situations, and many fields of study: sciences, jurisprudence, and other languages, to name a few. 

Faster pace than the Foundational class, with some same resources. Your child must be a comfortable reader to be in this class. New and emerging writers welcome. This is to be approached as a year-long class. Welcoming both returning students in the age range, and new students, space permitting.

Annual AMNH scavenger hunt field trip to be arranged in June doubles as make-up. Field trips may include the NYCHEA Performance fair, or others as opportunities arise. 

"My daughter really enjoys Miranda's Language Arts class. She is being challenged to understand words as things that have evolved from the past. I highly recommend this class because it effortlessly helps the students turn English into a history lesson while word usage and spelling and vocabulary are all enhanced." -- M.R., regarding the foundational level class

IMPORTANT: The Foundational level is prerequisite for 9-year-old students to attend the Intermediate level. Returning students, please let me know the status of your current books. If you need new, let me know asap. New students need to be placed for books via email (by the enrollment inquiry button below). Ideally all books are ordered by Miranda by 4 Sept. Please pay in advance of the second class. $50 non-refundable deposit per child, per term.

Teacher: Miranda Norris

Miranda Norris has homeschooled for 20 years, she has taught and organized homeschooling classes, events and support programs for homeschooling families, in New York and Florida. She brings fun to the subject with a healthy respect for the rules.



Fall 2018: $357.50 + $30 material fee

Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th; Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th; Dec. 6th, 13th (13 days)

(No Classes Nov. 22nd Thanksgiving Day)


Winter 2019: $275 + $15 material fee (returning students, and only if needed)

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Feb. 7th, 14th, 28th; March 7th, 14th, 21st (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 21st Winter Break)


Spring 2019: $275 + $15 material fee (returning students, and only if needed)

March 28th; April 4th, 11th, 18th; May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; June 6th (10 days)

(No Classes April 25th Spring Break)