Summer Writing: Powerful Paragraphs to Support Essay Writing Gr. 8-12 Part I

This is an enrichment class for all students, especially those familiar with the IEW® curriculum's stylistic techniques.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 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

Tue Jun 7

Jun 7 - Jul 26 (8 weeks)
9pm - 9:55pm

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Class Experience

Students learn strategies and thinking skills for organizing their writing before the task begins. Representative example/s are studies followed by students imitating the approach.
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 now a senior @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! 
During every class students receive an assignment. All assignments have a submission due date and time. or submission.
Paragraphs are submitted as a PDF file format (no sharable links)under the teacher tab.
Students receive feedback within the week.
Late assignments are not considered for any feedback.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Prescribed Text: A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs by Victor Pellegrino (Compulsory) https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Guide-Powerful-Paragraphs/dp/0945045050 A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions by Victor Pellegrino (Optional - highly recommended ) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0945045026 A Writer's Guide to to using 8 Methods of Transitions by Victor Pellegrino (Optional - highly recommended) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0945045034 IEW® Student Resource Packet and Binder (Compulsory text) https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder Loose leaf paper, 2" Binder, Pens and highlighters.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Writing is an art and formal assessment is not appropriate.
Checklists for observance of specific stylistic techniques are the measure of completeness.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs by Victor Pellegrino
A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions by Victor Pellegrino
A Writer's Guide to to using 8 Methods of Transitions by Victor Pellegrino
IEW® Student Resource Packet and Binder


Alta Wehmeyer - IEW Certified Instructor
Lives in the United States
Teaching a deep love for lifelong learning through IEW writing methods is my goal!
67 total reviews
78 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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