Fun, fun, fun! This is a true beginner class but covers most of the IEW units, including reports, stories, mini-research reports, writing from pictures, and creative writing. Students will usually complete one to three paragraphs per week.
Themes focus on subjects intriguing to young children, such as fun facts from science, animals, men who changed the world, stories from around the world, and more.
This class will also include and emphasize important, practical grammar rules. They will read The Wanderer, Holes, and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, with the intent of annotating the author's elements of style and then completing a short writing assignment from a prompt. Vocabulary words will also be included.
This is a 32-week course earns one middle school English credit.
Who Should Take This Class:
Any student new or relatively new to IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) who would like to become a stronger writer.
Other Supplies Needed:
Loose Leaf Paper
Three-Ring Binder (any size)
5 dividers for organizing binder
(labeled: Current Paper, Assignment Sheets, Class Handouts, Vocabulary, Graded Papers)
Pens--Blue or Black ink only please
Highlighter (any color)
Access to dictionary/thesaurus at home--not to bring to class
Pencils, if desired