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Crazy Critters: Write a 5-Paragraph Report (The IEW Way)

Students will learn how to take notes and write a clear, organized 5 paragraph report about interesting animals in this 4-week course using IEW structure and style (no previous experience necessary).
Sarah Speer - Registered IEW Teacher
153 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 28 learners
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50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
-take key word outline notes by choosing important and interesting details from a source text.
-use the outlines to write organized paragraphs.
-write introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
-use dress-ups to clarify writing and engage readers.
-edit and revise their papers.
I am a trained writing teacher with the Institute for Excellence in Writing. I taught writing to 4th-8th graders in public and private school.
Week 1: Key Word Outline-Blobfish and Narwhal (estimated time: <1 hour)
Week 2: Write the Blobfish and Narwhal paragraphs, complete the introduction and conclusion paragraphs handout (estimated time 1-2 hours)
Week 3: Write the introduction and conclusion paragraphs; edit and revise (estimated time 1-2 hours)
No purchases are required. I will provide all necessary handouts.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will send assignments to me via learner/teacher messages. I will give constructive feedback on all assignments. If requested, I will provide a grade for the final report.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
My classes are based on the structure and style presented in the Institute for Excellence in Writing program.


Sarah Speer - Registered IEW TeacherExperienced Writing Educator - Registered IEW Instructor - Former Certified Teacher
153 total reviews
164 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching upper elementary and middle school students how to write. When I was a student, I made all A's, but I was a very poor writer. The program that taught me to be a better writer is the same program I teach in my classes. Personally, I... 
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