Taking Notes: Ice Cream-The IEW Way

Students will learn to take notes (in outline form) from an article and write a paragraph from those notes.
Sarah Speer - Registered IEW Teacher
146 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 12 learners
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Students will identify important details to support a topic.
Students will create a 1-paragraph outline with 3-4 words per line.
Students will brainstorm strong vocabulary to use in the essay.
Students will write a 1-paragraph essay with a topic sentence and clincher using a variety of strong vocabulary and sentence openers.
I was an English teacher for 4th-8th grade in public and private school.  I am a trained writing teacher for the Institute for Excellence in Writing. 
After Class 1: Brainstorm some adjectives, adverbs, and strong verbs to use in the essay.
After Class 2: Add dress-ups to the paragraph and write with correct grammar. Turn in. I will give feedback but no formal grade.
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will provide the handouts on the classroom page.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment. I will give feedback on the outline and the paragraph.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Sarah Speer - Registered IEW TeacherExperienced Writing Educator - Registered IEW Instructor - Former Certified Teacher
146 total reviews
160 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching upper elementary and middle school students how to write. When I was a student, I made all A's, but I was a very poor writer. The program that taught me to be a better writer is the same program I teach in my classes. Personally, I... 
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