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FLEX: IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales (Part 1)

In this 12-week class, your learner will work on improving his writing the IEW way through the study of Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales. A project will be due the last week of class based on one of the assignments.
Karen Cross, MSEd - IEW Certified Instructor
54 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 12 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Learners will improve their writing skills and learn how to organize their thoughts by creating outlines and compositions that follow the structure and style of IEW. They will dress up their writing by systematically adjusting parts of speech such as adverbs, strong verbs, and quality adjectives. Learners will also practice varied sentence structure by using different sentence openers. 
The learner should be prepared to spend 1-2 hours per week on homework outside of the recordings. This will include writing compositions, studying vocabulary, and participating in asynchronous learning opportunities. The adult at home should be prepared to help when needed. Google Docs is mandatory for grading purposes.

In addition to writing assignments, your learner will be encouraged to send a video of their retellings through Flipgrid each week to the rest of the class. Your learner will not only be submitting this project, but will also be able to see others and provide them feedback as well as receive it. 

***The following will be sent periodically throughout the course in addition to the instructional video. These will be used at my discretion to reinforce the structure and style being studied.***

- grammar and vocabulary challenges once a week using either Google Slides, Nearpod, and/or Quizlet

- Google Slides asynchronous activities where the learners will apply strategies used in IEW's program to complete assignments, such as labelling parts of speech in a sentence or filling in a chart

- Nearpod activities to review and master grammar concepts and parts of speech being studied

- vocabulary quizzes and review on Quizlet
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Student Book (needs to be purchased from the IEW website) Binder Dividers Lined paper Pencils Pens Highlighters Printer Printer paper PC or laptop Reliable Internet connection I will supply a syllabus with links to required materials as well as optional and helpful resources.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The learner will be given detailed feedback weekly based on the rubric at the end of each lesson in the Student Book. Vocabulary quizzes will also be available. Collection of feedback and grades will be done at the discretion of the adult at home. 

*** If a number grade is not what you are looking for in this course, please message me directly so we can make other arrangements. 

The learner will also receive feedback on retellings and grammar challenges. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
For grading purposes in Google Docs and for participation in the asynchronous Google Slides activities, each learner will need a GMail account (this can be your account or an account you set up separately for this class). 

The following are resources I provide and are completely optional for participation, but highly encouraged:

Flipgrid will be used regularly for retelling submissions. Your learner will be assigned a username they will use to enter the group and participate in the topics assigned. This application fosters creativity by allowing your learner to create a video or audio presentation using graphics and music.

External sources like Nearpod will also be used for asynchronous activities in this class. You do not need an account for this resource, but your learner will be prompted to type his/her name to participate. 

YouTube will be used for the recordings which will be shared in the Outschool classroom. Your learner will not be directed to the site. 

All activities are only available to the learners in this class. 


Karen Cross, MSEd - IEW Certified Instructor
Lives in the United States
Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
54 total reviews
25 completed classes

About Me

I am a certified teacher in the state of Maryland and received my Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in 2007. I am also a Certified Instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). I... 
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