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IEW Medieval History-Based Writing: 1st Semester (Grades 3rd-5th)

In this 15-week course, we will cover the first fifteen (15) lessons of IEW's Medieval History-Based Writing.
Melissa L. - Registered IEW Instructor
311 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 7 learners
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Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 15 weeks
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

During the first fifteen weeks (semester one), learners will cover IEW Units 1-5. These include:
* Learning how to take notes.
* Learning how to create outlines.
* Writing from outlines/notes.
* Retelling narrative stories.
* Writing from pictures.

Learners will also:
* Increase their vocabulary with new words presented weekly.
* Learn how to structure their writing.
* Get an opportunity to practice writing daily.
As a lifelong learner, I too am always striving for growth. After years of using the IEW curriculum, I decided I wanted to share what I had learned with others and became a registered instructor with IEW. (Link for verification: https://iew.com/events-classes/instructors/find-accredited-instructor/330449) I have also been a tutor (teacher) for a local classical co-op, studied through literature seminars, and attended practicums to enhance my own reading and writing knowledge. 

I am also a certified TESOL/TEFL/EYL teacher, professional writer, beta reader, proofreader, editor, and homeschool mom. I have a love for the English language (I have the BA in English to prove it), the smell of new books, and transferring ideas from mind to paper. My goal is to promote a love of learning while offering a safe and fun environment. I truly have a passion for reading and writing and would love to share my knowledge and experience with your children.  
Lessons will be assigned in class each week depending upon what we cover in class and what is remaining. 
IEW Medieval-Based Writing Lessons Student Edition - Please note that the student edition is required for this course. https://iew.com/shop/products/medieval-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learners are assessed each week in class based upon their contribution to conversations. They will also be assessed through homework submissions each week. Please email me ahead of time if you would like your learner to be graded.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
IEW is a wonderful writing program but, especially in the beginning, is best for those who have writing support at home. While the content is not the most important part of the program, being able to follow the directions and guidance supplied in class and in the workbooks is. 

Gimkit and Kahoot! will be used for gameplay as an assessment tool in addition to what learners write in class. Please note that an account is not required. The game code will be sent to learners during class.

Google Suites products (Docs, Slides, Forms) will be used to present materials and submit writing assignments. Students are welcome to use the writing tool that best suits their needs and is approved by each family.
IEW Medieval-Based Writing Lessons - Please note that the student edition is required for this course.


Melissa L. - Registered IEW Instructor
Lives in the United States
Enthusiastic Bibliophile, Teacher, and Lifelong Learner
311 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me


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