Summer Course: IEW Birds! Birds! Birds! Introduction to Units 1-5

In this 5-week class, students will be introduced to the first five units of IEW while learning about common birds.
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New class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


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

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jul 25 (5 weeks)
Mo, We
6:15pm - 7pm

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Class Experience

Students will improve their writing skills while learning about common birds.
Students will present their papers to the class.
Students will be introduced to the first five units in IEW.
I am an accredited instructor for IEW.
Learners will have homework assigned after most classes.  Homework will consist of writing keyword outlines and paragraphs. Students can turn in their written assignments and receive feedback. Homework can be turned in using the "teacher" tab in the Outschool classroom.

Since this is an introductory course, homework is not required to be turned in, although learners may find the feedback helpful.
Students will need the book:  
What's That Bird? by Joseph Choiniere & Claire Mowbray Golding

Students will need notebook paper and something to write with or access to Google Docs.

*This book will also be used for the second part of this class which will introduce units six through nine.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner progress will be assessed through participation in the class.  There are no formal grades for this class. Students will receive points for each written assignment they turn in. Points are awarded based on the completion of the provided checklist.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Birds of prey including the Great Horned Owl and the Red-tailed Hawk will be discussed. 
Students will be provided with checklists and other printables as necessary.
Aesop's fables will occasionally be referenced.


Jenn O. IEW Accredited Instructor
Lives in the United States
Accredited Institute For Excellence In Writing (IEW) Instructor, Certified TEFL Teacher, and Homeschooling Mom
12 total reviews
8 completed classes

About Me


I am, at heart, a classical educator and this philosophy guides my teaching style.  I have been classically educating my own children for a decade. Before choosing to homeschool, I earned my B.S. degree (+ many more hours in education,... 
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