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IEW U.S. History-Based Writing Semester 1 (Accelerated PACE)

Paige Bombacie - IEW Registered Instructor
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(167)
IN 6 weeks students will complete Part 1 of this course. We will cover Structure Units 1-5 of writing and integrate elements of Style. We will use the IEW U.S. History-Based Writing for an engaging source texts to develop writing skills!

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner Level
The ultimate goal is to give students writing skills they can apply to any subject or topic. The hope is to equip them to write for life, not just "school." 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. 
I'm a dedicated educator with over a decade of experience teaching IEW. My passion is to make writing engaging and enjoyable for my students, and I strive to bring creativity and interactivity to every lesson.

As a parent of three children, I've had the opportunity to use the IEW program at home and have walked my own kids through the program. This personal experience has given me a unique perspective and deep understanding of the challenges that students and families may face in the writing process.

In my classes, I aim to create a supportive and dynamic learning environment that encourages students to take risks and develop their own unique voice as writers. I believe that with the right guidance and support, every student has the potential to become a skilled and confident writer.

Whether in the classroom or at home, I'm dedicated to making writing a positive and rewarding experience for all students, and I'm excited to share my knowledge and passion with you
Homework Offered
There are exciting weekly writing assignment planned for each class! Completing these assignments is strongly encouraged, as it is a great opportunity to practice and develop your writing skills. I understand that every student is unique and has their own writing journey, so it's important to me that you feel comfortable working at your own pace. Homework time can vary based on the assignment and the individual, but we're confident that you'll find the tasks engaging and worthwhile! Students should schedule 1 - 4 hours for each assignment for optimal success. Each week students turn in 3 things. 1. Keyword Outline (KWO) 2. IEW Checklist 3. Final Draft of their paper Please Note that students and/or parents need to know how to upload attachments (PDF or Pictures) and how to use basic functions of Google Docs. All of these steps will be demonstrated in class for students
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I welcome and encourage students to submit their papers for feedback in this class! To help students understand exactly what's expected in each paper, we'll be using the IEW checklist method. Following the checklist is highly recommended and will help students produce high-quality writing. As the instructor, my role is to review each paper and provide positive, constructive feedback. I won't be assigning letter or percentage grades, as the focus of the class is on developing writing skills and improving structure and style. While basic spelling and punctuation are expected, don't worry about being perfect - the most important thing is to keep working on your writing and making progress. To assess the writing process, I'll be reviewing students' Keyword Outlines and Checklists. And when it comes time to submit final drafts, I'll provide comments and feedback right in Google Docs to help students improve their writing even further. Remember, the goal is to develop your skills and become a better writer, and I'm here to support and guide you every step of the way
Grades Offered
Due to copywriting laws it is required that you purchase this text prior to the first day of class. This text will be used for Semester 1 and Semester 2 of this course

Please purchase the "Student" version of this text as it provides Vocabulary Cards we will be using in class

Make sure you purchase the book with the cover with a picture of the scroll saying "We the People"

Use of Google Docs is required for submitting papers for feedback 
Kahoot - No account required 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students or Parents need to be able to upload attachments (PDF or Pictures) and how to use basic functions of Google Docs. All of these steps will be demonstrated in class for students.

Several times a semester we will utilize Kahoot for Vocabulary Quizzes. An account or log in is not necessary to join. 

It is recommended that parents preview the sources texts prior to class. All content is designed to be age-appropriate. 

PLEASE Note: This is the required text for this class - Please purchase the "Student" version.  Make sure you purchase the book with the cover with a picture of the scroll saying "We the People"

Several lessons utilize text that discusses marginalized groups, such as Indigenous Peoples.  I will provide additional texts for these lessons to include and uplift the voices of marginalized groups. The goal is to represent an educational framework with multiple perspectives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, class discussion on point of view and word choice and its impact on history will be discussed. It is highly recommended that supplimental reading be included in your student's studies. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(167)
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... 
Group Class


for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
3-15 learners per class

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