English

IEW Structure and Style® for Students Gr.3-5 Level A Year 2 (Complete)

This class includes IEW® Writing, FixIt Grammar®, Vocabulary from the Roots®, and poetry memorization. It is presented by an experienced, dedicated, IEW Certified Level Teacher. Individualized feedback on writing assignments are included.
66 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
Class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 20 weeks

9-12

year olds

6-9

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 8

Sep 8, 2022 - Apr 13, 2023 (20 weeks)
Thursdays
5pm - 5:55pm
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Fri Sep 9

Sep 9, 2022 - Apr 7, 2023 (20 weeks)
Fridays
5pm - 5:55pm
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students master elements of stylistic writing techniques.  At the same time, they will cover all nine unit studies of the IEW® Writing Methodology.  Suggested daily tasks help students pace themselves.  These task lists are included in the texts.  The task list guides outcomes, academic responsibility, and student accountability.  Deliverables for this well defined framework, combined with excellent vocabulary, and in-depth grammar instruction, are both practical and achievable. Furthermore, the methodology's embedded tools and techniques aids the production of excellent writing outcomes. 
IEW® reviewed the work my students produced, and this evaluation earned me accreditation at the Certified level. I have used and taught this program since 2008.
  
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Musicology with a focus on African music composition and ethnomusicology.  As a lifelong learner, I am passionate about exploring, cultivating, and sharing knowledge.  Over the past 12 years I completed a plethora of college credits to upgrade my own skills and update skills from previous studies. These include many credit hours of archaeology, human development psychology, languages and writing: English/Afrikaans, critical thinking-, information-, and knowledge management skills.  I personally used IEW™’s  #1 award winning methodology to plan and produce all my university assignments, so I know first hand how valuable this approach is.

While homeschooling our family, we overcame various learning difficulties and through our own journey, I gained diverse experience with ADHD, ADD, auditory, and sensory integration deficits. A rare vision problem of one of my children resulted in delayed reading and writing, which was thankfully overcome through much patience and intervention. This young man is about to graduate @ERAU in Aerospace Engineering with Astronautics!  The other, who has severe myopia, graduated early from @FlPoly and is a budding Data Scientist.  Success is attainable to everyone who chooses to navigate life with love, patience, precision, and intent. 

The only goals we get, are the goals we set! 
Students are assigned weekly homework for this class.  The due date is the day before the next class and this time remains the same for the entire section.  Homework assignments at this level requires 20-45 minutes over four days. 

Weekly feedback on the writing portion of the homework is standard for all classes.  Checklists form an integral part of the methodology.  

An excellent dictionary and thesaurus are beneficial for all who learn to write.  Please provide your child with this in paper format or electronic format.
 1 file available upon enrollment
1. Student Workbook: https://iew.com/shop/products/structure-and-style-students-year-2-level-binder-student-packet 2.FixIt! Grammar® Cards: https://iew.com/shop/products/fix-it-grammar-cards 3. FixIt Grammar®: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: https://iew.com/shop/products/fix-it%E2%84%A2-grammar-level-2-town-mouse-and-country-mouse-student-book 4. Student Resource Binder: https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder (Do not buy the binder for $9 only as it does not contain the packet.) 5: Vocabulary From the Classical Roots by Lee Mountain Students need to work through this at a pace to be at their Grade level. If your student did not complete Book 4 enroll them for this stand alone class. https://eps.schoolspecialty.com/products/literacy/vocabulary/vocabulary-from-classical-roots/pricing/eps-vocabulary-from-classical-roots-5 General Supplies: A headset is only required for this class if you are in an area with ambient noise. 2" Binder Loose leaf paper (reinforced type is preferred) Blue and red pens Highlighter pen
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No numerical grading will be issued for this class.  
M = Mastery Achieved!
I =  Incomplete Skill
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Parents are encouraged to attend the first lesson with your student.  You can not have be visible on the camera for the Zoom recording as this is an Outschool policy.  The first lesson will serve to explain the goals, outcomes and expectations. Parents are supervisors of their students and have to monitor the progress of homework during the week. The first lesson is where practical arrangements for success in this course are discussed. Several different resources are used during this class, which has to be opened in the correct place and ready as to optimize the lesson time. Further, I call on all parents to refrain from labeling their students in any way.  Only commend efforts that truly deserve praise.
Reading List:
IEW® recommend books in their reading list.  Although these pair well with the curriculum, it may not be of interest to your particular student.  Many other beneficial books exist.  I encourage all people to keep reading subjects and topics that interest them.  This is hugely beneficial and enrich being human while expanding horizons.

Teacher

Alta Wehmeyer - IEW Certified Instructor
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teaching a deep love for lifelong learning through IEW writing methods is my goal!
66 total reviews
77 completed classes

About Me

I was born in Africa and lived there for most of my life.  My own upbringing toggled between city-, and rural life.  During extensive travels and visits to the far reaches of Africa, and her spectacular islands, I have gained a deep appreciation... 
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