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U.S. History: Writing Smartly Using the IEW® Method, Semester 1

In this 15-week semester course, learners will learn Units 1-5 of the IEW method while using sources based on United States History in a multi-sensory, systematic, accumulative, and structured way.
Wendy Dobesh
12 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 11 learners
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90 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 15 weeks
12-14
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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Class Experience

Learners will:
*learn how to form a keyword outline from multiple types of sources.
*learn how to compose sentences and paragraphs from their keyword outline to retell stories in their own words.
*learn how to expand their sentence construction skills by using stylistic techniques and different sentence openers. 
*will strengthen their grammar skills by learning how to add different parts of speech to make their writing more engaging.
*will strengthen their vocabulary and background knowledge through rich text. 
*most importantly, gain confidence in their writing skills and ability to communicate clearly and competently.
While homework is assigned and highly recommended, it will be up to the parent to check all work produced by their learner. All learners' composed work will be read and evaluated as either complete or incomplete. Complete means all required checklist items for the writing assignment are present, incomplete means that the submitted paper is missing something from the checklist. Parents may choose to assign a grade to their learner's completed assignments using the point system found on each assignment's checklist. There will be weekly homework including vocabulary, composing 1-3 paragraphs from a keyword outline, editing, and producing a final draft using a simplified MLA format, which will be taught in class. 

Required: U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book by Lori Verstegen, 2nd Edition ($29) https://www.iew.com/shop/products/us-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only A plastic 3-prong pocket folder Page Protectors 1 package of Post-it 2x2 Full Stick Super Sticky Notes (8 pads) Pens, Pencils, Highlighters Lined Paper
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner's weekly assignments will be accessed as complete or incomplete based off the assignment checklist. Parents are welcome to give a percent grade to each assignment based off the checklist. For IEW's philosophy on grading, you can read more here: https://iew.com/help-support/blog/marking-and-grading
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Wendy Dobesh
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Smart Dyslexia Solutions
12 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

I am a veteran homeschooling mama with over 20 years experience. While my first two children were typical learners with no learning struggles, my youngest son introduced me to an entirely new world of education when he was diagnosed with a handful... 
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