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2017 Fall - Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) BEGINNING WRITING
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2017 Fall - Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) BEGINNING WRITING

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$185.00
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • Class sessions recorded for later viewing
  • Class may be shared among family members

Giant stinky flowers.  Soup made from a bird’s nest.  Men who changed the world.  These are just a few of the “fun and fascinating” things you will write about in the lessons of this class.  More importantly, you will also learn how to write with structure and with style.   You will write stories, reports, a mini-research paper, poems, and creative essays.  You will be surprised at how much fun you will have writing!

Focus of this writing class will be Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and writing organized and well-written paragraphs. 

This is an IEW Level A course, which means that it is a beginner course.  It is geared towards students ages 9 through 12 but will fit well for any student with an interest in improving writing skills and/or those who need instruction.  Older students can be challenged with advanced dress-up requirements beyond what is typically taught within this class.

Cost includes lessons on the IEW units, vocabulary/grammar lessons and games, and editing of papers if submitted to instructor by requested due date.  It is not required that students submit writing papers, but it is highly encouraged. 

*In order to have each individual child’s papers edited weekly, please purchase an "Additional Student Editing Option" class for each child whose paper you would like edited. This is a discounted offer per student. (See my Publisher Page -- Stylistic Scribe -- for details.)

Participating students will need to purchase the student book of All Things Fun & Fascinating.  More information will be shared upon purchase of this class.

Scope & Sequence
Week #1 IEW Unit 1 Key Word Outlines
Week #2 IEW Unit 1 Key Word Outlines
Week #3 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines,  Strong Verbs, Quotation Marks
Week #4 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines,  Quality Adjectives, -ly Words
Week #5 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, Morals, Creating Titles
Week #6 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines
Week #7 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, #3 Sentence Opener, Decoration: alliteration
Week #8 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories
Week #9 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories
Week #10 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories (Three-Paragraph Report)
Week #11  Review

 

This Fall class is Semester 1.  Winter/Spring is a separate semester (Semester 2) and will complete the entire course.

IEW's method of learning to write works wonderfully!  Students will practice techniques until they become easy.  All Things Fun & Fascinating is a great introduction to writing for students of all ages!

 

 


About the teacher:

Mrs. L. is a mother of four home-schooled children (two have graduated) and is an accredited Institute for Excellence in Writing instructor.  Teaching at Currclick for six years, she has used the IEW writing program with her own children and in traditional classrooms for over fifteen years and attests to its success.  As a retired Navy family, Mrs. L. and her family have settled down to home school on the East Coast after a decade of learning around the world.

You can attend any live class from a computer or mobile device by entering CurrClick Live from the My Classes and Clubs section of your Account page. Upon your first session, you may be prompted to download the plugin. Be sure to download the free Adobe Connect app from your mobile device's app store.

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy (Applies only to classes of more than 4 sessions.)

  • Withdrawal before 2nd session: Full refund of class fee
  • Withdrawal after 2nd session, but before 3rd session: Refund of 2/3rds class fee
  • Withdrawal after 3rd session, but before 4th session: Refund of 1/3rd class fee
  • Withdrawal after 4th session: No refund

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy for HYBRID Classes

All hybrid classes will be fully refunded if the withdrawal request is submitted before the kick-off session. If the withdrawal request is made within 24 hours of the kick-off session, the class will be refunded at 75%. If the withdrawal request is made more than 24 hours after kick-off session, no refund is available for that class.

Use our Contact Us link to start the withdrawal process. If the class included downloadable materials, you must return them and agree to delete them from your device. Your refund will be processed within five business days.

IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTE:
When you purchase this class, your email address will be sent to the teacher so they may contact you.
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Schedule
Starts
August 28, 2017
Sessions
11
Meets
Monday
At
12:15 pm Central Time
(UTC-5)
For
45 minutes
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This title was added to our catalog on May 08, 2017.