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Elementary and Middle School Writing

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

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

Teacher:  TBD                                         Time: Tuesday 11:30-12:25

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

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. 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) — OFFERED AGAIN IN 2019-2020

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey                Time:  Friday 
     OR
Teacher:  TBD 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

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. Assignments will 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.

***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:  Friday 
      OR
Teacher: TBD Time: Tuesday

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

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.

***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) 

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time:  Friday 9:00-9:55 - WAIT LIST
      OR
Teacher:  TBD  Time: Tuesday 1:00-1:55 - Still Available

Class Cost:  $215

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 us 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) — OFFERED AGAIN IN 2019-2020

Teacher:  Miss Schuyler McConkey   Time:  Friday  
     OR
Teacher:  TBD    Time: Tuesday 

Class Cost:  $215

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. They will apply style techniques to their writing to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. We will be using FIX IT to review key grammar rules, and vocabulary will be extended.

***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:  Friday  
     OR
Teacher:  TBD      Time: Tuesday 

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

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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