Class Schedule

New Classes Begin September 2020

Class Schedule

New Classes Begin September 2020

All Classes Now Live Online!

08

Sept

Beginning IEW with Grammar

Riverside Campus – Tuesday 8:30am to 9:45am = 1:15 hours

Description

Beginning IEW Writing with Grammar Recommended for Grades 3-5

In this class, students are given source materials so they always know what to write about (no more, “I don’t know what to write!”), and they learn specific techniques for improving their writing style. Using models and checklists, they always know exactly what is expected of them in their writing assignments, leading to more independent writing. Students learn how to create key word outlines, a valuable skill that helps them in writing and note taking in all content areas. Students learn to use “dress ups” and “sentence openers,” specific stylistic techniques that add variety to sentence structure. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the guesswork out of an often bewildering subject. This class uses original source materials, created by Holly Dodson, based on more than a decade of working with IEW students and learning what they love to write about. Students will write about fascinating animals including snakes, bats, sharks, giraffes, crocodiles, tigers, frogs, and gorillas. High interest materials make writing more fun!

08

Sept

Intro to IEW with Grammar for Young Writers

Riverside Campus – Tuesday 9:45am to 11:00am = 1:15 hours

Description

Intro to IEW With Grammar for Young Writers Recommended for Grades 2-3

This is a very beginner level IEW writing class for students in grades 2-3. Students will be introduced to IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using stories about community workers including firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, and carpenters. Students will learn to create key word outlines and be introduced to “dress ups” designed to make writing more interesting. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the stress out of learning to write.

08

Sept

English Lit and Comp for Middle School

Riverside Campus – Tuesday 11:00am to 12:15pm = 1:15 hours

Description

English Literature and Composition for Middle School Recommended for grades 6-8

In this class, students will read a variety of engaging and challenging literature, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, award winning novels, nonfiction, and shorter articles. We will discuss the reading in class, and learn about literary devices (simile, metaphor, allusion, foreshadowing, imagery, personification, etc.) and story elements (character, theme, plot, point of view, setting, conflict, etc.). Written assignments will be based on the reading and will include a variety of styles, including expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Students will learn to write a summary, a character sketch, a compare/contrast essay, an argumentative essay, and more.

Live-Online Classes

08

Sept

Elementary Vocabulary, Spelling and Grammar

Live-Online – Tuesday 2:15pm to 3:30pm = 1:15 hours

Description

Elementary Vocabulary, Spelling, and Grammar recommended for grades 3-6

Grammar is an important component of written and oral language, and understanding grammar is key to communicating in a way that is clear, interesting, and precise. Vocabulary is the foundation for comprehension and communication. A rich vocabulary is important for reading comprehension, and it improves students’ ability to communicate through speaking, listening, and writing. Spelling instruction also aids in both reading and writing. In this class, we will focus on all three of these key components of effective communication. Students will learn and review rules of capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and how to apply these rules to effective writing. Students will use the Wordly Wise vocabulary curriculum, which features a variety of activities and approaches to apply and extend their vocabulary. Exercises will incorporate the use of context clues, the study of roots, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, and antonyms, reading comprehension, and writing. Finally, students will receive instruction on spelling rules and patterns and practice lists of grade-appropriate

09

Sept

IEW: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons with Grammar

Live-Online – Wednesday 8:30am to 9:45am = 1:15 hours

Description

IEW Ancient History-Based Writing with Grammar recommended for grades 4-6

In this class, students will practice IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using ancient history-based writing lessons. This is a great class for students who have some IEW experience and want to continue reviewing and practicing writing from a source and using key word outlines, dress ups, and openers. The text sources in this class are ancient history-based, so students will learn some history and vocabulary while focusing on becoming skilled, confident, independent writers. This class will also include direct grammar instruction using the IEW Fix IT! Grammar series. Students will learn parts of speech (nouns, articles, verbs, adverbs, etc.) and grammar and punctuation rules, then apply their new knowledge by finding and fixing errors in daily passages from a story.

09

Sept

Intro to IEW with Grammar for Young Writers

Live Online – Wednesday 9:45am to 11:00am = 1:15 hours

Description

Intro to IEW With Grammar for Young Writers Recommended for Grades 2-3

This is a very beginner level IEW writing class for students in grades 2-3. Students will be introduced to IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using stories about community workers including firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, and carpenters. Students will learn to create key word outlines and be introduced to “dress ups” designed to make writing more interesting. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the stress out of learning to write.

09

Sept

Beginning IEW with Grammar

Live-Online – Wednesday 11:00am to 12:15pm = 1:15 hours

Description

Beginning IEW Writing with Grammar Recommended for Grades 3-5

In this class, students are given source materials so they always know what to write about (no more, “I don’t know what to write!”), and they learn specific techniques for improving their writing style. Using models and checklists, they always know exactly what is expected of them in their writing assignments, leading to more independent writing. Students learn how to create key word outlines, a valuable skill that helps them in writing and note taking in all content areas. Students learn to use “dress ups” and “sentence openers,” specific stylistic techniques that add variety to sentence structure. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the guesswork out of an often bewildering subject. This class uses original source materials, created by Holly Dodson, based on more than a decade of working with IEW students and learning what they love to write about. Students will write about fascinating animals including snakes, bats, sharks, giraffes, crocodiles, tigers, frogs, and gorillas. High interest materials make writing more fun!

09

Sept

IEW: U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons with Grammar

Live-Online – Wednesday 1:00pm to 2:15pm = 1:15 hours

Description

IEW U.S History-Based Writing with Grammar Recommended for grades 7-8

Travel back in time to early United States history! This theme-based writing curriculum allows students to delve into the excitement of explorers, battles, land expansion, famous ships, and founding fathers while learning to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. In this class, students will practice IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using U.S. history-based writing lessons. This is a great class for students who have some IEW experience and want to continue reviewing and practicing writing from a source and using key word outlines, dress ups, and openers. The text sources in this class are U.S. history-based, so students will learn some history and vocabulary while focusing on becoming skilled, confident, independent writers. This class will also include direct grammar instruction using the IEW Fix IT! Grammar series. Students will learn parts of speech (nouns, articles, verbs, adverbs, etc.) and grammar and punctuation rules, then apply their new knowledge by finding and fixing errors in daily passages from a story. This Fix It practice will help them transfer grammar skills into their own daily writing.

09

Sept

IEW: Medieval History-Based Writing with Grammar

Live-Online – Wednesday 2:15pm to 3:30pm = 1:15 hours

Description

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing with Grammar Recommended for grades 5-7

Knights, Vikings, kings, and other famous figures of the Middle Ages come to life as students learn to write with structure and style. In this class, students will practice IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using medieval history-based writing lessons. This is a great class for students who have some IEW experience and want to continue reviewing and practicing writing from a source and using key word outlines, dress ups, and openers. The text sources in this class are medieval history-based, so students will learn some history and vocabulary while focusing on becoming skilled, confident, independent writers. This class will also include direct grammar instruction using the IEW Fix IT! Grammar series. Students will learn parts of speech (nouns, articles, verbs, adverbs, etc.) and grammar and punctuation rules, then apply their new knowledge fy finding and fixing errors in daily passages from a story. This Fix It practice will help them transfer grammar skills into their own daily writing.

10

Sept

Beginning IEW with Grammar

Live-Online – Wednesday 8:30pm – 9:45pm = 1:15 hours

Description

Beginning IEW Writing with Grammar Recommended for Grades 3-5

In this class, students are given source materials so they always know what to write about (no more, “I don’t know what to write!”), and they learn specific techniques for improving their writing style. Using models and checklists, they always know exactly what is expected of them in their writing assignments, leading to more independent writing. Students learn how to create key word outlines, a valuable skill that helps them in writing and note taking in all content areas. Students learn to use “dress ups” and “sentence openers,” specific stylistic techniques that add variety to sentence structure. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the guesswork out of an often bewildering subject. This class uses original source materials, created by Holly Dodson, based on more than a decade of working with IEW students and learning what they love to write about. Students will write about fascinating animals including snakes, bats, sharks, giraffes, crocodiles, tigers, frogs, and gorillas. High interest materials make writing more fun!

10

Sept

Intro to IEW with Grammar for Young Writers

Live-Online – Thursday 9:45am to 11:00pm = 1:15 hours

Description

Intro to IEW With Grammar for Young Writers Recommended for Grades 2-3

This is a very beginner level IEW writing class for students in grades 2-3. Students will be introduced to IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using stories about community workers including firefighters, police officers, rescue workers, and carpenters. Students will learn to create key word outlines and be introduced to “dress ups” designed to make writing more interesting. Using models and checklists for daily writing, students learn a “formula” for good writing, taking the stress out of learning to write.

10

Sept

English Lit and Comp for Middle School

Live-Online – Thursday 11:00am to 12:15pm = 1:15 hours

Description

English Literature and Composition for Middle School Recommended for grades 6-8

In this class, students will read a variety of engaging and challenging literature, including realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, award winning novels, nonfiction, and shorter articles. We will discuss the reading in class, and learn about literary devices (simile, metaphor, allusion, foreshadowing, imagery, personification, etc.) and story elements (character, theme, plot, point of view, setting, conflict, etc.). Written assignments will be based on the reading and will include a variety of styles, including expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Students will learn to write a summary, a character sketch, a compare/contrast essay, an argumentative essay, and more.

10

Sept

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Spelling for Middle School

Live-Online – Thursday 1:00pm to 2:15pm = 1:15 hours

Description

Grammar, Vocabulary, and Spelling for Middle School Recommended for grades 6-8

This is a great companion class for students taking my Middle School Literature and Composition class. Most of the lessons and exercises in this class will be based on the books we are reading in my Middle School Literature and Composition class. It is NOT necessary to be enrolled in the Lit and Comp class to benefit from this class, but the two classes work together to cover everything you need for a well-rounded Middle School Language Arts Curriculum. Grammar is an important component of written and oral language, and understanding grammar is key to communicating in a way that is clear, interesting, and precise. Vocabulary is the foundation for comprehension and communication. A rich vocabulary is important for reading comprehension, and it improves students’ ability to communicate through speaking, listening, and writing. Spelling instruction also aids in both reading and writing. In this class, we will focus on all three of these key components of effective communication. Students will learn and review rules of capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, and how to apply these rules to effective writing. Students will learn vocabulary and how to use it in proper context, and practice spelling those same words.

10

Sept

IEW: Medieval History-Based Writing with Grammar

Live-Online – Thursday 2:15pm to 3:30pm = 1:15 hours

Description

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing with Grammar Recommended for grades 5-7

Knights, Vikings, kings, and other famous figures of the Middle Ages come to life as students learn to write with structure and style. In this class, students will practice IEW style writing (based on Andrew Pudewa’s Institute for Excellence in Writing program) using medieval history-based writing lessons. This is a great class for students who have some IEW experience and want to continue reviewing and practicing writing from a source and using key word outlines, dress ups, and openers. The text sources in this class are medieval history-based, so students will learn some history and vocabulary while focusing on becoming skilled, confident, independent writers. This class will also include direct grammar instruction using the IEW Fix IT! Grammar series. Students will learn parts of speech (nouns, articles, verbs, adverbs, etc.) and grammar and punctuation rules, then apply their new knowledge fy finding and fixing errors in daily passages from a story. This Fix It practice will help them transfer grammar skills into their own daily writing.