Middle School IEW Continuation Level A
Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course Level A
Pre-requisites: 1- Must have completed Intro. to IEW Level A.
2- Must take a typing class prior to the start of class. (www.typing.com)
3- Must be able to have all papers typed for the teacher
4- Must be able to move at a faster pace
Students who have completed the Student Writing Intensive Level A will continue on with this enjoyable writing course. It presents new models and techniques while allowing for ample practice and reinforcement.
This course picks up where the Student Writing Intensive Level A left off and advances writing strength.
Skills explored: Note-making and outlining, writing from outlines, summarizing from notes, narrative stories, short reports, writing from pictures, and creative writing. Grammar, vocabulary, writing games, and sharing written work are intertwined within the program. The class will cover the beginning style and structure techniques of IEW, along with vocabulary that dovetails into the assignments.
The Institute for Excellence in Writing mission is “to equip teachers and parents with methods and materials to aid them in training students to become confident and competent communicators.” Your child will be instructed in the basics of this theme-based program and encouraged to grow in confidence and writing ability.
Parents need to be available at home as both a listener and editor. To help in this process, a one hour meeting with the teacher will be required before classes begin to introduce and explain the method to parents so that they can help students at home.
Homework will consist of making outlines and writing and re-writing papers using the methods learned in class.
Textbook: IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Student Writing Intensive level A
Students will also need access to a thesaurus.
Supplies needed: Portable walls, 3 ring-binder, pens, highlighters, and paper.
There will also be a small materials fee.
Students continue to use the same binder and charts, while learning new models and techniques not previously presented in the SWI.
Is my child ready for this class?
Upper elementary age students or lower middle school who have completed the Student Writing Intensive Level A are ready for the Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course Level A.
Also: Students who have completed the Student Writing Intensive Level B course but are still of upper elementary or lower middle school.
Teacher: Mrs. Robyn Holcomb
Price: $320 for the year