Writing with IEW for Grades 6-8 (2:00)
Course: Writing with IEW for Grades 6-8 (2:00)
Instructor: Ellen Dockham
Curriculum Needed: IEW’s U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, Student Book only ($29, available at iew.com). Parents new to IEW are required to purchase the Structure and Style Overview DVD from IEW ($10).
Course Description: Using materials from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, your student will progress through nine units: key word outlining, writing from key words, narrative stories, summarizing references, writing from pictures, multiple source research, creative writing, essay writing, and critiques. We will also study helpful grammar concepts as they arise in our writing. Note:The text includes suggestions of Newbery Honor Books that provide background for the compositions we will write. The reading is optional, but these books would be perfect for family read-aloud time or for your students to read on their own. This class will be taught by Ellen Dockham, who has been teaching with IEW for 14 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. Ellen has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, a public relations specialist, and a freelance writer. She also offers private tutoring in writing, grammar, reading comprehension, and literary analysis. (26 weeks)