6th - 8th Grades


Students  will enjoy the benefits of a book club, a writer’s club and a readers theatre. Class time will be spent sharing written ‘work from the ‘Authors Chair’, reading and talking about  subject material  and active oral reading and dramatization of children’s literature.

Homework will be required as we read through our books each semester, write paragraphs, and get comfortable learning to work with and speak in front of classmates




Course Details

Day: Tue
Period: 3

Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Year Long

Course Cost:   $190
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required




Other Materials:

3 ring binder with tabs

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Inquire

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

Communication Tools supports home educated parents and students in providing a quality education, offering instruction and tutoring for all grade levels, K-12. Communication Tools specializes in providing instruction, training and opportunities for oral communication and creative expression in all subject areas and is dedicated to helping students develop their thinking and communication skills through practical applications in  academic, creative and athletic pursuits.

Communication Tools believes performance and competition are  great tools for helping students achieve their best potential. Our courses use a  variety of strategies to attain outcomes including fun class competitions, audio and video podcasts, community speech competitions and athletic and team building activities.


Classes are available in the greater Sacramento and Foothill area.  Communication Tools is currently a vendor for South Sutter, Horizon, Visions, Summit and Forest Charter Schools. Inspire Charter School pending. 

Communication Tools for Youth programs were started by Elise Pope and Anne Weiland who both have Bachelor of Science Degrees, have home educated for 25 years,  and have been coaching athletics and  speech and debate for 15 years.