Once per week
over 15 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
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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Pack your bags and join me this fall for a writing adventure as we "travel" back in time to the Middle Ages. This is a year-long course that covers 8 units of writing skills. (We do not cover Unit 9 for elementary learners.) If you have not taken an IEW theme-based writing program before, please note that it follows a specific methodology: "Invention (what to say), Structure (how to organize it), and Style (how to say it)." Each week we will have a history-based writing lesson focusing on...
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
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. https://iew.com/shop/products/medieval-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only
Melissa L. - Registered IEW Instructor
Enthusiastic Bibliophile, Teacher, and Lifelong Learner
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
279 total reviews
103 completed classes
Hello! My name is Melissa. I am a certified TESOL/TEFL/EYL teacher, an IEW Registered Instructor, professional writer, beta reader, proofreader, editor, and homeschool mom. I have a love for the English language (I have a BA in English to prove...