Category Archives: Cottage Classes

The “Overview Source Method” for Research Report Writing

 

The Overview Source Method for Research Report Writing

 

In my curriculum books (Character Quality Language Arts, a complete Christian language arts program for grades two through twelve, and Meaningful Composition, composition books for grades two through twelve), I teach an approach to research called “The Overview Source Method.”

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Wondering Wednesday: Q & A Character Ink Cottage Classes

Podcast-Character Ink Cottage Classes

Donna Reish, of Character Ink Publishing of Raising Kids With Character parenting seminar and blog, answers a reader’s questions about Character Ink’s  (formerly Training for Triumph’s) cottage classes for homeschoolers. Donna shares about their complete language arts programs, writing classes, social sciences for high school, science classes with labs, speech and debate, and more. She also introduces their video classes for the fall of 2015.

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Character Ink Cottage Classes Winter/Spring 2015!

Winter/Spring 2015 Character Ink (Training for Triumph) Class Info and Links
All classes for Winter/Spring Semester (January through May) are listed below with their Description Sheets and Registration Forms. 

 You will notice a few changes in next year’s classes and schedules:

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Cottage Class Forms for 2014-2015 School Year

Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Character Ink (Training for Triumph) Class Info and Links

All classes for Fall Semester (August through December) are listed below with their Description Sheets and Registration Forms. 

Note that there are changes from the published forms in the spring issue of the FWAHS “Homemade News.” Please use forms below rather than old forms.


You will notice a few changes in next year’s classes and schedules:
1. Wednesday Craigville/Ossian classes are moving to Tuesdays.
2. We are adding another First Assembly day on Thursdays. (CQLA and
sciences will only be on Mondays there; see *new* classes for Thursdays
listed.)
3. We are adding two new science teachers—our daughter Kayla (who
is a nurse and has four degrees in nursing, Bible, and a masters in church
history, and more) will be teaching some sciences and our son Josiah
(who will be in his final year of nursing school and working as a nurse
tech at a pediatrician’s office) will also be teaching some sciences
(specifically Advanced Biology/Anatomy).
4. We are adding the first high school year of Spanish-Spanish I,
which will be taught by Kayla (see above) who has had four years of high
school Spanish and two years of college Spanish and has spoken Spanish
in various locations as a missionary nurse. (Spanish I and Spanish II
will both be offered the following year, based on interest.)
5. We are adding two blocks of CLEP test prep classes! These will be
taught by Joshua, who tested out of his entire degree except for two
classes for which there were no tests available. He knows his stuff!
And he can help your high school student CLEP out of up to twenty-seven
college credits (six tests/classes) depending on your student’s desire
and his potential college’s acceptance of CLEP credits. (See below for
more info.)
6. Registration forms will be available via email and at our blog:



CI Class Schedule-at-a-Glance All Locations:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwbFUxVnlKXzdab2c/edit






CI Class General Information: 


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwZ0dsNWtuN0pUdjQ/edit

Composition Classes—Creative Writing, General Composition, Research Reports, and Essays Only– for grades four through twelve (writing levels) available all four days/locations for Fall 2014! 



CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Fort Wayne (First Assembly), Monday— Fall 2014  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwT3JrTlpCck9sR0k/edit
CI/TFT Class Registration for Fort Wayne (First Assembly),  Monday–Fall 2014 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwNlZYakZZaTZWVGM/edit



Ray Working on Lesson Preparations for Chemistry and Biology
These (along with Anatomy and Physics) are available on Mondays (in Fort Wayne) and Tuesdays (near Ossian)
CI/TFT Class Descriptions for  Ossian (our home), Tuesday–Fall 2014  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwZnZmOGhoRjZ4LVk/edit

CI/TFT Class Registration Form for Ossian (our home), Tuesday— Fall 2014 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwTlMyVC01czNKeWs/edit

Students engage in lively discussions in many of Joshua’s classes, including literature, world history, US history, economics, government, apologetics, speech, and debate

CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Fort Wayne (First Assembly), Thursday— Fall 2014    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwS191X05lUkpMekk/edit

CI/TFT Class Registration Forms for Fort Wayne (First Assembly),  Thursday— Fall 2014  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwYlVqSE1MZDJiZ1E/edit




Complete Language Arts Classes Using “Character Quality Language Arts” for second through twelfth grade students at two locations (Mondays in Fort Wayne and Tuesdays near Ossian)

CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Leo, Indiana, Thursday–Spring 2015  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwbHFVUjJjNWYwRVU/edit
CI/TFT Class Registration Form for Leo, Indiana,  ThursdaySpring 2015  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9s1gDz0XKhwMGpmOTU3RXNselk/edit

Thursday classes in Leo, Indiana are held second semester only! Don’t miss them!

Cottage Class Updates Jan 1, 2014

UPDATE: Training For Triumph/Character Ink Classes-Spring 2014  



Please call Ray ASAP if you would like to add students to any classes listed
(260.597.7415 or 260.450.7063). Also please note that Tuesday classes at
First Assembly are no longer being offered; many of those classes will be in
Ossian and Leo (as well as another city/county). Also note that there are other
changes on Monday, including the addition of Elementary/Middle School speech
(which has not been offered in FW for years).                              

                                                                       

Offered Mondays in FW @ First Assembly of God (on Washington Center Road)
CQLA C upper               (8:30 – 11:00)            10th-12th grade
($15/wk plus book)

Couple spots open  CQLA B                  (11:00 – 1:30)
6th-9th grade       ($15/wk plus book)

                       

Couple spots open: CQLA C  lower              (8:30 – 11:00)
8th-10th grade ($15/wk plus book)

CQLA A                  (11:00 – 1:30)                4th-6th grade  ($15/wk
plus book)

           

SPOTS OPEN–NEW!!! Elem / Middle School Speech                  (1:30 – 3:00)
4th-8 th grade ($10/wk plus book)

           

CQLA C  middle              (8:30 – 11:00)             9th-11th grade
($15/wk plus book)

Chemistry               (11:00 – 12:30)            9th-12th grade
($10/wk plus book)

Biology               (12:30 – 2:00)            8th-11th grade     ($10/wk
plus book)

Couple spots open:  High School Research Reports             (2:00 – 3:30)
10th-12th grade            ($10/wk plus book)

                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                       

Offered Wednesdays in Ossian @ our home (at 6456 E US 224, Craigville, IN)
CQLA C                 (8:00 – 10:30)             9th-12th grade  
($15/wk plus book)

           

Biology               (10:30 – 12:00)             8th-11th grade   
 ($10/wk plus book)

           

Chemistry               (12:00 – 1:30)             9th-12th grade
($10/wk plus book)

SPOTS OPEN-YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Apologetics              
(1:30 -3:00)            7th-12th grade     ($10/wk plus book)

Couple spots open: Modern World  History                             
 (3:00- 4:30)                                7th-12th grade ($10/wk plus book)

CQLA B                  (8:00 – 10:30)                5th-9th grade
($15/wk plus book)

           

Couple spots open: High School Research Reports
(10:30 – 12:00)                              10th-12th grade
($10/wk plus book)

                       

                                                                       

Offered Thursdays in Leo @ Reimchisel’s home (at 14616 Leo Road)

Couple spots open: Literary Analysis – Set A         (9:00-10:30)  8th-12th
($10/wk plus book)

           

Couple spots open: HS Creative Writing                    (10:30-12:00)
8th-12th  ($10/wk plus book)

           

Couple spots open: Modern World History                    (12:00-1:30)
7th-12th    ($10/wk plus book)

           

Couple spots open: Economics
(1:30-3:00)  7th-12th     ($10/wk plus book)

SPOTS OPEN-YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Apologetics
(3:00 – 4:30)                       7th-12th   ($10/wk plus book)

Spring 2014 Character Ink (Training for Triumph) Class Information and Registration

Spring 2014 Character Ink (Training for Triumph) Class Info and Links

All classes for Spring Semester (January through April/May) are listed below with their Description Sheets and Registration Forms. 

If you want to add a student to a two-semester class (all CQLA/language arts and sciences), please call Ray to inquire about space in the class and pre-requisites/placement (260-450-7063 or 260-597-7415). One semester classes currently have at least a little space in each one, so just send in forms for those unless you have placement questions.

Returning CQLA and science students should email us to let us know you are continuing the second semester (no forms necessary for returning students in those courses): r.reish@mchsi.com .

Note that there are changes from the published forms in the summer issue of the FWAHS “Homemade News.” Please use forms below rather than old forms.


CI Class Registration Master Spring 2014–All Days/All Locations At-a-Glancehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgYmplMDhTay1hSUk/edit?usp=sharing

Composition Classes—Creative Writing, General Composition, Research Reports, and Essays Only– for grades four through twelve (writing levels) available all four days/locations for Spring 2014!



CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Fort Wayne (First Assembly), Monday— Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgOE1wZDlwZXUtT2c/edit?usp=sharing

CI/TFT Class Registration for Fort Wayne (First Assembly),  Monday–Spring 2014 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgejByTDUwQldTd0E/edit?usp=sharing

Ray Working on Lesson Preparations for Chemistry and Biology
These are available on Mondays (in Fort Wayne) and Wednesdays (near Ossian)

CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Fort Wayne (First Assembly),  Tuesday— Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgRGZ6d1ZjNzBwTlU/edit?usp=sharing

CI/TFT Class Registration Forms for Fort Wayne (First Assembly),  Tuesday— Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgU1pIek1TMFhxRWc/edit?usp=sharing

Students engage in lively discussions in many of Joshua’s classes, including literature, world history, US history, economics, government, apologetics, speech, and debate

CI/TFT Class Descriptions for  Ossian (our home), Wednesday–Spring 2014  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgeXZEdFpfcF83Q1U/edit?usp=sharing

CI/TFT Class Registration Form for Ossian (our home), Wednesday— Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgbHVuNFR5UVo0c1E/edit?usp=sharing

Complete Language Arts Classes Using “Character Quality Language Arts” for second through twelfth grade students at two locations (Mondays in Fort Wayne and Wednesdays near Ossian)

CI/TFT Class Descriptions for Leo, Indiana, Thursday–Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgS0t2OGJHdTRJU3c/edit?usp=sharing

CI/TFT Class Registration Form for Leo, Indiana,  Thursday–Spring 2014https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4FVVZ4tdWpgS1ZIT293aE9sejg/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday classes in Leo, Indiana are held second semester only! Don’t miss it!


Character Ink Class Additions for Tuesdays in Fort Wayne–Fall Semester 2013

Character Ink (formerly Training for Triumph) will be adding another day of classes in Fort Wayne if there is enough interest in the classes being offered.
 
Classes will be held for the first semester of this school year (with the potential of another set of offerings for the second semester) at First Assembly of God on Washington Center Road on Tuesdays. Please contact us quickly if you are interested in these classes. (Call Ray at 260-597-7415 or 260-450-7063. He will call you back quickly.)
 
Students will be invoiced monthly and will receive their first invoice on the first class day.
 
Note that a couple of these classes are also offered on Mondays at First Assembly, so if you would like to change to Tuesdays, contact us immediately, so we can be sure we have enough students for both days for those classes. 

 
TUESDAY Class Offerings at First Assembly
 
8:30-10:00 General Composition (a “remediation” type course for junior high and high school, though we will not call it that…it will be called General Composition). 7th through 12th grade students who have not written a lot of six paragraph plus essays and reports. We will use our Jump Start comp book for these grades, and students will move from a couple of paragraphs to many paragraphs quickly with step-by-step help. Cost is $10 per week and $32 for the book for the semester.
 
 
10:00-11:30 High School Essay/SAT Essay. We will begin with expository essays and five paragraph non-timed essays and move into all of the intricacies of writing a timed essay (whether for the SAT/ACT or for contests or college admissions). This class is for 9th through 12th graders who have already written essays, research reports, and stories in other contexts. We will use Donna and Joshua’s new 350-page book, “The SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing.” Cost is $10 per week and $32 for the book for the semester.
 
 
11:30-2:30 Junior High and High School Speech and Debate. This class is a three hour course that teaches both public speaking and debate. Students love this class and come out able to speak in many contexts with ease. It is fun, fast-paced, and filled with opportunities to speak before the group, starting out with “things you know.” This is our longest-running class. We have literally taught hundreds of kids in FW to give speeches, do research for debate, and debate. This class is for twelve year olds through seniors in high school. Cost is only $10 per week and $25 for the non-consumable book (which students in the same family may share).
 
2:30-4:00 Ancient History. This class has been extremely popular down in our learning center near Ossian as well as in our second semester Leo/Grabill classes! Taught by Joshua Reish, who tested out of his entire history degree except for two classes for which there were no test available, this class has hundreds of teaching slides that engage students in each time period and event of history. Your student will learn and love history after hearing and seeing Joshua’s love for it! This is for seventh through twelfth graders who can read at a high school level and may be counted towards one semester of World History. (The second semester of this class, though not mandatory, will be offered in Leo and Ossian during the winter.) Cost is reduced in order to build up students in our history courses in FW for the first time: $6 per week and $6/month for handouts. (No book is needed as Joshua writes all of his own materials and gives these throughout the semester.)
 
 
 
Also, please note that we have a little space in a few classes on other days/locations:
 
MONDAYS at First Assembly: 
 
CQLA Level B (11:00-1:30)
 
CQLA Level A (11:00 – 1:30)
 
Literature for high school  (12:30 – 2:00)
 
 
 
WEDNESDAYS near Ossian:  
 
CQLA Level A (12:00 – 1:30)
 
Literature for high school  (1:30-3:00)
 
High School/SAT Essay (10:30-12:00)
 
Biology (10:30 – 12:00)
 
Ancient History (3:00 – 4:30)
 
 
Monday and Wednesday registration forms and schedules are available at
http://characterinkblog.com/cottage-classes-fall-2013-spring-2014-descriptions-and-registration/
 
 
 
 
   

TFT Cottage Classes Second Semester

Training for Triumph (soon to become Character Ink) has posted Cottage Classes for all three locations for second semester. Please call with new registrants ASAP as soon classes will be dropped or added according to registration at this time.

Summaries of each location are provided below.  Feel free to call us with questions. The information about each class and the registration form are both available at our website: http://www.tfths.com/classes.php
Craigville/Ossian Wednesday Classes
CQLA Upper C (9th -12th grades) 8:00-10:30
CQLA Beginning C (8th-10th grades)  8:00-10:30
CQLA Level B (5th-8th grades) 10:30-1:00
NEWLY ADDED! CQLA Pre A/Beginning A (new class starting if enough students; 2nd-3rd) 10:30-1:00
Biology (7th-10th; nearly full) 10:30-12:00
NEWLY ADDED! High School Essay/SAT Essay (8th-12th) (last four weeks will be SAT) 12:00-1:30
American History II (7th through 12th grade—new students are welcome) 1:30-3:00
NEWLY ADDED! Junior High/Beginning High School Remediation Composition (7th-12th grades) (will not be called that in class) 1:00-2:30
Economics (7th-12th grades) 3:00-4:30
First Assembly/FW Location Monday Classes
CQLA Level B (6th-9th grades)   8:30-11:30
CQLA Level C (9th-12th  grades) 8:30-11:30
Biology (8th-11thgrades)  10:00-11:30
Biology (8th-11th grades) 11:30-1:00
NEW BOOK! High School Creative Writing (7th-12tth grades) 11:30-1:00
CQLA Level A (grades 4th-6th) 1:00-3:30
NEWLY ADDED! Junior High/Beginning High School Remediation Composition (grades 7th -12th) (will not be called that in class) 1:00-2:30
NEWLY ADDED! High School Five Research Reports (grades 10th-12th) (newly added; need at least four students) 1:00-2:30
Leo, IN Location Thursday Classes
Literary Analysis Set B (grades 8th-12th) 9:00-10:30
Speech and Debate (grades 7th-12th) (if enough students) 9:00-12:00
Beginning Creative Writing (4th-7th grades) 10:30-12:00
HS Essay/SAT (SAT last four weeks) (8th through 12th) 10:30-12:00
American History II (7th through 12th grades) 12:00-1:30
NEWLY ADDED! Middle School/Jr High Comp—MC 6 I (5th through 7th grades) 12:00-1:30
US Government (7th through 12th) 1:30-3:00
Junior High Research Reports (6th-9th grades) 3:00-4:30