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IEW C Continuation

This continuation is for students who have previously completed or partially completed the IEW level c writing intensive and are ready to practice those skills in essays and critiques. 

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 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Pslam 45:1

Designed for students in high school who are concurrently completing grammar and literature exercises in their home studies, this lab does address some grammar issues along with style and structure elements, but is not a complete instruction course for mechanics and use
Students will continue skills in note-taking, key word outlining, narrative writing, summaries, critiques, reports and essay writing as developed through the IEW Teaching Structure and Style methods (must have completed at least 1/2 of level C intensive or all of level B) with the intention of encouraging critical thinking and personal expression. We will work on each section of the complete practicum with consideration for each student's academic level. They will evaluate well-written short stories, articles and essays, including Bible passages, prior to writing. Students will learn and/or practice use of Word documents as well as the student dashboard online, which will enhance basic computing skills and knowledge. 
The materials used will be a teacher-created compilation of the various units presented in the IEW curriculum. The required notebook is teacher created and printed. Students will be required to have the notebook for each lab. 
Grades will be kept so that, at the parent's discretion, they may be incorporated into each student's English I or II grade. 

Compositions will be evaluated for grammar, mechanics and structure for the benefit of the student and parents. 

The goal? To learn to write well. God has given us a desire to express thoughts and hearts and often we are able to do that in writing far better than through articulation if we are aware of the structural methods that should be applied. Once those methods are clear, writing becomes a means of expressing and sharing instead of a chore. 
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NOTE: This lab will require students to work on assignments at home. Parents are encouraged to reduce writing exercises at home to allow for the completion of the lab assignments. If students arrive unprepared repeatedly, we encourage parents and students to re-evaluate their participation in this lab. 


Cost: $333 / yr. payable $37/mo for 9 months

Membership with Lighthouse Home School Support is required to register.


Teacher: Veronica Pedraza

Bio-- I am a lover of Jesus Christ and am passionate about learning about Him through Him and His creation. In teaching,  I hope to share with students a desire for learning for His glory. The Bachelor of Science degree I hold has only a small impact upon my teaching, since I have learned most of what I really know through home teaching my own children over the past 29 years as I have learned how to meet their needs. My husband, Don, and I reside in Groves with the youngest three of our eight children. Each of the grown children value their home education and have found great success in both college and current employment. We love to encourage others who are considering homeschooling and those who are actively homeschooling. It is for this reason that we have established or helped establish a variety of homeschool groups or co-ops and continue to look for ways to encourage, edify and equip those who have taken on the task homeschooling. Grace and peace to you on your journey!!