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Elementary and Middle School Writing

Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday 12:45–1:40 or Friday 12:45–1:40

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating, 2nd Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2019–2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using brief facts and stories, students will learn how to create outlines and write from outlines. They will apply style techniques to their writing to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. Assignments will include paragraphs, short reports, stories, and writing from pictures. Literature study will challenge the students to read The Black Stallion, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lessons and Writing: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales.


 

Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lessons
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lessons
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. Paddle-to-the-Sea, by Holling C. Holling
  4. Tree in the Trail, by Holling C. Holling
  5. Seabird, by Holling C. Holling
  6. Minn of the Mississippi, by Holling C. Holling
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2020–2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using literature and geography as the themes, students will learn how to create and write from outlines while adding style techniques to express their ideas creatively. Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short stories, and writing from pictures. Each assignment is based on the literary work of Holling C. Holling and covers topics such as America's beautiful wildlife, new frontiers, Native American people and their ways, industry, and transportation.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing—Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales and All Things Fun and Fascinating.


 

Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, 2nd Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2021–2022
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students will gain writing skills by imitating classic literature. Characters and adventures will capture your student's imagination and provide rich writing material. The students will learn about writing with structure and style, using dress-ups and sentence openers to help develop their own personal style. We will use FIX IT to review grammar rules, and vocabulary will be extended.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating and Geography-Based Writing Lessons.


 

Writing Based on Ancient History
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday 11:00–11:55 or Friday 9:00–9:55

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 5th Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare
  4. The Silver Branch, by Rosemary Sutcliff
  5. The Cat of Bubastes, by G.A. Henty
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.
Offered: 2019–2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Ancient History as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 4–6 grade classes and also begin research reports and writing from a prompt. Literature will enhance our study or writing and challenge the students to read The Bronze Bow, The Silver Branch, and The Cat of Bubastes.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing Based on World History and Writing Based on Medieval History.


 

Writing Based on World History
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: World History-Based Writing Lessons
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
  4. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
  5. Number the Stars, by Louis Lowry
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.
Offered: 2020–2021
 
 
 
 
 

Using World History as the theme, students will learn how to create and write from outlines while adding style techniques to express their ideas creatively. Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short reports, research reports, stories, writing from pictures, and writing from a prompt. Literature will enhance our study of writing and challenge the students to read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Carry on Mr. Bowditch, and Number the Stars. They will be required to read each book and examine the content in light of scripture.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing Based on Medieval History and Writing Based on Ancient History.


 

Writing Based on Medieval History
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Class Cost: $217
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.
Offered: 2021–2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Medieval History as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 4–6 grade classes and also begin research reports and writing from a prompt. they will learn how to create outlines and write from outlines. We will use FIX IT to review grammar rules, and vocabulary will be extended.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing Based on Ancient History and Writing Based on World History.


 

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