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Elementary and Middle School Writing

Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales — (Grades 4–6)OFFERED AGAIN IN 2021-2022

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey  Time:  Thursday OR Friday   

Class Cost:  $217

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, 2nd Edition

    Student Resource Notebook: Free download with PURCHASE of Student Book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to compose a complete sentence.

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: All Things Fun and Fascinating — (Grades 4–6) 

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey                Time:  Thursday 12:45-1:40 OR Friday 12:45-1:40

Class Cost:  $217

Book: Institute For Excellence In Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating, 2nd Edition 
    Student Resource Notebook: Free download with PURCHASE of student book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore
The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley  The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis 

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to compose a complete sentence.

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) — OFFERED AGAIN IN 2020-2021

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey        Time:  Thursday OR Friday 

Class Cost:  $217

Book: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lessons
Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore.
Paddle-to-the-Sea, by Holling C. Holling
Tree in the Trail, by Holling C. Holling
Seabird, by Holling C. Holling
Minn of the Mississippi, by Holling C. Holling

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to compose a complete sentence.

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 Based on Medieval History — (Grades 6–8)  OFFERED AGAIN IN 2021-2022

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time:  Thursday OR Friday

Class Cost:  $217

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons

    Student Resource Notebook:  Free download with PURCHASE of Student Book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore

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.


Writing Based on Ancient History — (Grades 6–8) 

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time:  Thursday 11:00-11:55 OR Friday  9:00-9:55
 
Class Cost:  $217

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, (5th Edition)

     Student Resource Notebook: Free download with PURCHASE of Student Book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore

Prerequisite: One year of IEW, or equivalent writing experience.

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) — OFFERED AGAIN IN 2020-2021

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey             Time:  Thursday OR Friday  
Class Cost:  $217

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: World History-Based Writing Lessons

    Student Resource Notebook: Free download with PURCHASE of Student Book or buy the spiral-bound version at the HSB Bookstore

    Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
    Number the Stars. by Louis Lowry

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.

 

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