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Institute for Excellence in Writing - IEW Units 1 & 2 (Paragraph Writing) - CAMP

Paige Bombacie - IEW Registered Instructor
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In just 4 Sessions learn and master how to outline from a source and write a paper in your own words. Perfect for beginners or anyone starting IEW.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Beginner Level
4 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Bayou Trees - Introduction to Keyword Outlining and Writing Basics
Introduction to the foundational elements of Keyword Outline from a text Sample Keyword Outline demonstration Practice verbally summarizing paragraphs. Techniques for crafting catchy and engaging titles. Optional assignment: Write a paragraph (8-10 sentences) applying the outlined technique.
Lesson 2
Wolverine Frogs - Refining Keyword Outlining and Enhancing Writing Styl
Review of Keyword Outlining technique. Sample Keyword Outline activity. Introduce -ly adverbs as dress-ups and sentence openers. Review Techniques for crafting catchy and engaging titles. Understanding the structure of a proper paper including headers, titles, and indenting. Assignment: Complete the outline and paragraph based on the session's activity. Learn how to use the IEW checklist
Lesson 3
Peahens - Reinforcement and Style Feedback
Review of Keyword Outlining technique with emphasis on refinement. Instructor feedback on completed assignments. Model a sample paper in class. Opportunity for students to share their papers with the class (optional). Introduce - quality adjectives and sensory words as dress-ups Practice how to use the IEW checklist Assignments to complete 1 paragraph on your own
Lesson 4
Student Choice - Independent Application and Mastery
Students select their own source text and write a paragraph on a topic of their choice. Guidance on applying outlining and writing techniques independently. Learn how to use Strong Verbs in writing Master Use of the IEW checklist
  • By the end of this 4 Session Class students will have written 4 papers/paragraphs. They will understand how to make outlines, verbally retell the information, and write it into a paragraph. They will have learned how to format a paper, create an interesting title and 3-5 "dress-up" techniques.
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 voices 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.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: We will complete an assignment in class together so students will have a sample paper that was written collaboratively by the class. If students would like to write their own paper on the topic and turn it in for feedback they are welcome to.
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: It is completely optional if students want to complete an additional assignment on their own. If they do they are welcome to turn in their assignment and receive constructive feedback on the Structure and Style aspects of the IEW program. Papers should be edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation before turn in and should be submitted via Google-Docs
If you have an older struggling writer this is an excellent class to show them a step by step method for success. 
There are no prequequisite writing classes needed to take this class. We start right at the beginning. Students should be able to read at a 2nd-grade level. 
Submitting assignments is optional. If a student desires to submit papers they will need the following.

Ability to submit papers via google docs. Handwritten papers can be scanned or photographed and uploaded into OS. When student submit papers they must include their KWO and IEW checklist.

Before class print the lesson packets provided 
and bring a writing utensil to class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will be writing about Animals in North America. All content is age-appropriate and hopefully below reading level so the focus can be on writing not difficult content. 
Please print out the lesson packets provided.
Joined December, 2019
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree from University of Washington
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 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
2-12 learners per class

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