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Elementary & Middle School Writing

Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating - (Grades 4-6) - OFFERED AGAIN IN 2019-2020

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman            Time:  Friday 
    OR
Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey  Time:  Tuesday 

Class Cost:  $215

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

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

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and 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.  Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short stories, and writing from pictures.  We will also be using FIX ITS to review key grammar rules to be used in writing. A brief lesson will be included with the class each week and students will be asked to edit and re-write the assigned sentences.

Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lessons - (Grades 4-6)

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman              Time:  Friday 9:00-9:55 - WAIT LIST 
Class Cost:  $215

Book: Institute for Excellence in Writing: Geography-Based Writing Lesson

     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

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


Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and 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.
 


Writing: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales - (Grades 4-6) - OFFERED AGAIN IN 2018-2019

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman              Time:  Friday   
   OR

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey  Time:  Tuesday 

Class Cost:  $215

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

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

Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and 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. They will apply style techniques to their writing to encourage them to express their ideas creatively.  Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short stories, and writing from pictures.  


Writing Based on Ancient History - (Grades 6-8) 
- OFFERED AGAIN IN 2019-2020

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman             Time:  Friday  
  OR
Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time: Tuesday 

Class Cost:  $215

Book:  Institute For Excellence In Writing: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, (4th Edition)
Student Resource Notebook: Free download with PURCHASE of Student Book or buy the spiral bound                        version at the HSB Bookstore

            Fix-It Grammar: Robin Hood, Student Book 2

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

     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. They will apply style techniques to their writing to encourage them to express their ideas creatively.  Writing assignments will also include paragraphs, short reports, stories, and writing from pictures.  We will also be using FIX ITS to review key grammar rules to be used in writing. A brief lesson will be included with the class each week and students will be asked to edit and re-write the assigned sentences.  The books are available at the HSB Bookstore.

Writing Based on World History - (Grades 6-8)  

Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman             Time:  Friday 10:00-10:55 - WAIT LIST -  (it is available on Tuesdays)
                               OR
Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time: Tuesday 1:00-1:55

Class Cost:  $215

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


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

Using World History as the theme, 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.  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.

Writing Based on Medieval History - (Grades 6-8) - 

OFFERED AGAIN IN 2018-2019


Teacher:  Mrs. Kim Bohlman             Time:  Friday 
 OR
Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time: Tuesday

Class Cost:  $215

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

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


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

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.  Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short reports, research reports, stories, writing from pictures, and writing from a prompt. 

 

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