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Writing Essays (New Type of Essay Each Week)
Write Through Ancient History (Greece and Rome): The IEW Way
Students will write through ancient history using Excellence in Writing Units 5-8 and various style elements in this semester course.
Sarah Speer - Registered IEW Teacher
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**April-June section: Be aware there is 1 Thursday class (2 meetings in 1 week) in June** Let's write through history together! We will focus on the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Romans. I will use the methods taught in Institute for Excellence in Writing to teach students how to write outlines and organized, engaging paragraphs and essays. They will write fiction and non-fiction papers that are between 1 and 5 paragraphs. This class will prepare them to write longer essays in the future. I will...
Students will -complete an outline from a source text using only 3-4 words per line. -write an organized paragraph with a topic sentence, details, and clincher sentence and appropriate style. -brainstorm and use a variety of vocabulary. -correctly use adjectives, verbs, adverbs, adjectival clauses, adverbial clauses, and participles. -create a research-based outline from a source text. -write an organized 5-paragraph research essay.
I am a registered IEW teacher. I taught 4th-8th grade writing in public and private schools.
Week 1: Greek Republic KWO Week 2: Greek Republic summary Week 3:Choose report subject from 3 mentioned in class. Find research materials. Practice adding dress-ups to last week’s summary. Week 4: 1st source KWO. Week 5: 2nd and 3rd source KWO Week 6: Write fused KWO, intro KWO, conclusion KWO, write rough draft Week 7: Revise and edit, final draft Week 8: Write the paragraph Week 9: Write the paragraph, choose essay to bring to next class
I will supply handouts on a weekly basis.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will complete one 5-paragraph research report and three short essays. I will assess each written assignment using a checklist. Grade will be given upon parent request.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Greek gods will be mentioned.
I use Institute for Excellence in Writing methods, but all the source materials and handouts are my own.
Sarah Speer - Registered IEW TeacherExperienced Writing Educator - Registered IEW Instructor - Former Certified Teacher
165 total reviews
171 completed classes
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...