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Write About Literature the IEW Way (Literature and Composition for Teens) Sem.1

In this semester course, teens will read, comprehend, and begin to analyze classic literature as well as perform creative writing and informative writing based on the reading utilizing the IEW structural units and grammar exercises.
Ms. Gwendolyn Amiri
33 total reviews for this teacher
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 15 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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I am a Registered Instructor for the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).  I have taught a literary analysis course for upper level high school through local co-ops and designed this course to be an introduction to literary analysis with composition for teens 13-16.  
Weekly assignments will include:

*composition assignments

*reading and annotating poetry, fables, fairy tales, or short stories (annotation can be accomplished through printing the files and marking on paper or through marking the files electronically)

*grammar or editing exercises

*discussion board questions in the Outschool classroom
1. Each learner will need a copy of the Student Resource Notebook from IEW. This resource can be purchased as a physical bound book or as a PDF download. Many IEW resources include a free download of this resource as well. 2. I will be providing PDF files of the public domain stories and poems throughout class. Learners will need to either print the stories and poems in order to annotate on paper or to have an electronic way of marking notes on the files. Please contact me with any questions about this or for any needed suggestions of ways to annotate electronically.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
All composition final drafts will receive editing and feedback.  Most of the other assignments will be assessed by completion.  Progress reports will be given for each unit.

I will provide suggestions for assigning letter grades as requested by the parent.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
This class will use third party services. 

Google forms: Many weekly assignments will use a Google form. Learners may complete the assignment in the form or copy and paste their work from another word processing program.  I will not be collecting email addresses or any other personal information. The first question on each form will be the learner’s first name and last initial. All form responses will be deleted from my drive at the conclusion of the class after progress reports have been sent to the parents. 

Nearpod: This class may occasionally use Nearpod for assessment during class and optional review outside of class time.  If the learner does not have a second device for accessing Nearpod during class, please contact me for an alternate assessment option.
All literature examples will be in the public domain for USA. 
Composition instruction is based on the Structure and Style method from IEW. (I am an IEW Registered Instructor.)


Ms. Gwendolyn Amiri
Lives in the United States
Guiding others in the love of learning
33 total reviews
46 completed classes

About Me

Teaching is my favorite thing to do for one main reason: the students.  I am passionate about the subjects that I teach, yet it is the students that keep me in this profession.  My teaching goal is to inspire students to be life-long learners who... 
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