How to Write an Essay Using IEW - FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

An engaging 6 session (4 week) course that will teach students step by step how to write an essay. Perfect for beginners, reluctant or scattered writers.
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

This course will begin with IEW Units 1 and 2.  In these units, the concept and rules of Key Word Outlining will be introduced. Next, we will practice giving an oral summary from Key Word Outlines and conclude with a written summary from our Key Word Outline. The goal is to teach students to put information into their own words. 

Next, we will cover Unit 4 and learn to summerize a reference from one source. We will build on the skills taught in Units 1 & 2. The student will learn to select the information that is important and interesting from a larger text. The facts they chose will be taken from ideas and concepts in the source text. We will cover how to create a topic and clincher sentence for each paragraph and how to come up with a catchy title. Along the way, students will learn how to add style to their sentences and papers with dress-ups and decorations. 

When finished with this coarse students will have learned an organized way to synthesize information and communicate it from their point of view. These invaluable skills can be taken and applied to a myriad of subjects. 
This class is perfect for anyone familiar with IEW wanting to brush up, new writers just beginning their writing journey or writers who need more practice. I have been actively teaching IEW in a classroom of 9-16 students for 8 years. It is my mission to make writing interactive and fun for my students. In addition, I have walked all 3 of my own kids through this program. I know how to use this program to guide the writer with "too many words" and encourage the writer with "not enough words."
For each lesson, there will be a writing assignment. It is strongly encouraged that students complete all of the assignments. Participation in-class activities, challenges, and peer reviews will make this a rich experience for students. I desire that each of my students utilize the resources provide for them. My goal is that this course will be as hands-off as possible for parents. 
Paper, Pencil, Ability to Print out handouts. 

I work to keep all of my resources on Outschool sometimes games or quizzes will be recommended for further interaction. 

Quizlet and Kahoot for quizzes and vocabulary words.

Papers are turned in Via Google Docs
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students are welcome and encouraged to turn in their papers for feedback. IEW utilized a checklist method for clearly communicating what is expected for each paper. Students will be encouraged to follow the checklist. I will review papers and provide positive constructive feedback but will not award letter or percentage grades. The focus of the class in writing and the writing structure and style. I will not correct spelling and in-depth punctuation. Basic quality spelling and punctuation usage are expected. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Paige Bombacie - IEW Registered Instructor Passionate about Individualized and Integrative Learning
102 total reviews
104 completed classes

About Me

People, especially kids are my passion. My goal is to cultivate a love and lifestyle of learning in my students. I have a B.A. from the University of Washington with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. For over 10 years I have been tutoring... 
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