Taking Notes-The Four Seasons for 11-13 Year Olds: The IEW Way

In this one-time class, learners will learn to take key word outline notes to help them remember and communicate a complete idea from something they have read using IEW Units 2 and 4.
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50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


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per learner

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Class Experience

Students will be able to identify the most important words in a sentence.
Students will be able to collaborate, discuss, and decide together the most important words and ideas of a paragraph.
Students will be able to create an outline from a 1-paragraph source text.
I taught writing to many elementary and middle school students over my 7 years of classroom teaching, and I was trained as an instructor for Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).
No homework.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A handout will be provided on the class page.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No assessment. Optional: students may use their outlines to explain the four seasons to a parent after class.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I am using the structure and style taught in the Institute for Excellence in Writing.


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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