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FLEX: IEW U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, Part 3

In this 4-week course, students will apply the skills they have learned in Parts 1 and 2 of this class to write two essays.
Karen Cross, MSEd - IEW Certified Instructor
47 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
No live meetings
Over 4 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 organize and write a formal essay and response to literature using the IEW method. Your learner will add dress-ups, openers, decorations, literary devices, advanced stylistic techniques, and vocabulary to enhance their essays. 
The student should be prepared to spend 2-4 hours per week on homework, including watching the recording, writing compositions, and participating in brainstorming, grammar, and vocabulary exercises. The parent should be prepared to help when needed. 
U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons 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
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each week, your learner's compositions will be graded numerically using the rubrics at the end of each lesson and will take place through the Outschool platform. Use of Google Docs is mandatory for grading purposes. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
External sources like Nearpod will be used in this class. You do not need an account for this resource. The Nearpod activities will direct your learner to other resources like Quizlet and Google Slides which do not require an account, but may require the learner to give their name to participate.

Google Slides may also be used for brainstorming purposes. 

These activities are only available to the learners in this class. 
In addition to the poem about John Henry in the IEW Student Book, your learner will also read a short story that can be found here:

This source is well under the comprehension level of your learner, but that's OK. We are just gathering information to make inferences about John Henry's character and story of his life so we can write a well-constructed and well-informed essay.


Karen Cross, MSEd - IEW Certified Instructor
Lives in the United States
Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
47 total reviews
19 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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