For Grades 5-7
Live Online – Tuesday 11:00-11:55 am
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 and confident independent writers.
For Grades 6-8
Live Online – Monday 12:30-1:25 pm
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.
In this class, we will focus on each of these three 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 spelling words that include compound words, words with silent letters, homophones, etc.
For Grades 6-8
Live Online – Tuesday 12:30-1:25 pm
…The feedback from my kids is, ‘she is strict but awesome.’ I think we call this tough love. Thank you again.”—Mrs. Yune
Our son has really gotten so much out of your class. He’s like a different kid in the area of language arts! He’s becoming a much better writer through your class and doesn’t seem to have the dislike for writing that he used to have. I don’t have to nag him to do his homework, he’s been on top of it himself. It’s been good for him to read things outside of his box of what he normally likes to read. We are so pleased with your class and instruction!!!”–Mrs. Buchanan
Thank you so much for being such an amazing teacher for Billy! I am so happy with the way he is getting involved in his language arts classes, and that’s definitely down to you, so thank you… I’m delighted with your classes for him! —Mrs. Deakin