middle school

Annotated Reading 101

Annotated Reading 101

Annotated reading — which is really just a fancy way of saying “marking up your book as you go so you know what’s important” — can be an important tool in your critical reading arsenal, but like all tools, it may require a little practice to be truly useful for you as a reader. This class is an introduction to skills and strategies that can serve you well in annotated reading.

How to Take Notes

How to Take Notes

Being able to take good notes — and knowing how to make the most of those notes after you’ve taken them — can make a huge difference in your learning life. While taking notes isn’t hard, taking effective notes is a skill that can take practice and a little guidance. Mix and match the strategies in this course to create a note-taking system that’s effective for you. Click for details.

Latin 1A

Latin 1A

Being able to translate things is the most fun part of Latin, and this year-long introduction to the Latin language emphasizes that aspect, using weekly translations as a jumping off point for building Latin vocabulary and developing an understanding of the basics of Latin grammar. We’ll also spend a little time exploring the mythology, history, and culture of ancient Rome — mostly because it’s too much fun to skip. Click for details.