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Middle School Writing

Writing Based on Medieval History
Grades 5–8

 

Not offered this year.

 

Teacher: Joanna Schout
Class Cost: $230
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons, 5th Edition
  2. Student Resource Packet: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the binder package. https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder

Supplies:

  1. Pencils/Pens/Highlighters (one color acceptable)
  2. Notebook paper (perforated notebook or filler paper)
  3. Binder (1.5 or 2 inches preferred)
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Medieval History as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 3–5 grade classes and begin research reports and writing from a prompt. 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 Narnia—The Lion's Song and Writing: Based on Modern World History.


 

Writing: Based on Narnia—The Lion's Song
Grades 5–8

 

 

Thursday 2:45–3:40
Friday 2:45–3:40

 

Teacher: Alana Garnaat
Class Cost: $240
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Following Narnia: Volume 1, The Lion's Song Writing Lessons, 3rd Edition
  2. Student Resource Packet: Free download with purchase of student book or buy Student Resource Package. https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder
  3. The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
  5. The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia (The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy) as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 3-5 grade classes and also begin research reports and writing from a prompt. Assignments will beckon students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through their writing lessons.

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


 

Writing Based on Modern World History
Grades 5–8

 

Not offered this year.

 

Teacher: TBD
Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Modern World History-Based Writing Lessons, 2nd Edition (Student Edition Only)
  2. Student Resource Packet: Free download with purchase of student book or buy binder package. https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder
  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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Modern 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 Narnia—The Lion's Song and Writing: Based on Medieval History.


 

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