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Supply Fee + May Tuition: $20

Monthly Tuition: $45

Homework: yes

Hours/Week: 2

Max/Min Students: 15/6

Age Range: 10-13

Class Code: PAR2   
Teacher: Mindy Piehler
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Reading and writing can be a trip! In this class students will journey through an assortment of books ranging from fantasies to fiction while also learning the writing process. Different paragraph structures will be taught as students write creative pieces. Reading is completed at home during the week.  Class time is devoted to developing various writing assignments, increasing vocabulary, using comprehension strategies, cultivating literary appreciation, and making occasional crafts that facilitate comprehension.  This class is designed to be a two-year course covering different books each year.  Books for this year are: WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND; THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE; BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER; SNOW TREASURE; ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS; BRONZE BOW, and a biography. Books are available at the library, Half Price Books, and other book stores. Registrations throughout the year are welcomed. Come join the fun!


Mrs. Piehler earned a B.S. in Education with a specialization in English from Baylor University. Following graduation she taught in Richardson I.S.D. She began teaching at RHSA Co-op in 1996 and feels blessed to continue to do so. She has been happily married for over 33 years and adored homeschooling her own four children. Mrs. Piehler loves teaching, cherishes her students, and makes learning a delightful adventure. She would be honored to have your student join her!


Class meets on Tuesday from 10:30 AM to 11:25 AM & on Thursday from none to none

All classes taught by Mindy Piehler:
Adventures in Reading (PAR)
Reading and Writing Journey (PAR2)
Junior High Literature (PJL)
Texas History (PT)
Grammar (PG)
Lands and Cultures (PLC)