SKrafty 2017/2018 IEW Classes

IEW Writing Classes
It’s writing time!  Please join us for a fun-filled writing class with live classes, grading, and some Minecraft.  These courses will be a 2 semester class, and the text book we will vary depending on the age level.  Each class can be used for a full writing or grammar credit.  We will have a live class each week, assignments, and of course Minecraft activities to go along with it.  The live class will be recorded to watch later.  These classes will be taught using methodology by The Institute for Excellence in Writing by teachers certified to teach with this method.  You can read more about this method below:

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Following are the details:

NOTE:  Due to the grading and teaching time involved these classes have limited space.

Required Textbooks (Must be purchased separately):

Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.

Grades 3 – 5 Writing All Things Fun and Fascinating (Student Book)*

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate 3rd–5th graders as they learn to write with structure and style.  Moving through Units 1–7, students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays. This class is ideal for students new to IEW in 3rd-5th grade.

Grades 4 – 7 Writing Ancient History Based Writing Lessons (Student Book)*

In this yearlong course students will write about six major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, and Rome—while working progressively through the nine IEW units and a variety of stylistic techniques. This class can be a level A or B. Students that took Fables Myths and Fairytales should be prepared for this class. If your student found Fables difficult they might want to take All Things Fun and Fascinating. New IEW students in grades 4-7 will also do well in this class. Students should be reading at a minimum of a fourth grade level.

Grades 5 – 9 Writing US History Based Writing Lessons NEW 2017 Version (Student Book) *

Students will develop their skill with the Structure and Style Writing Method while learning about interesting, important people and events in U.S. history from the explorers to the twentieth century. An optional literature component studies six novels that integrate with the historical topics used for writing assignments. Students that were in the Ancient History Based Writing class will be prepared to dive into US History. This level B class is also appropriate for students new to IEW in 5th- 9th grade. Students should be reading at a 5th grade level or higher.

Grades 6th & Up, high school students new to IEW Writing World History-Based Writing Lessons (Student Book)*

Using the Structure and Style Writing Method, students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events and people around the globe. This year long course explores world history from Gutenberg to twenty-first-century technology.

 Grades 8th – 12th WITH IEW Experience World History Based Writing (Text, TBD)

Using the Structure and Style Writing Method modeled after continuation course Level B, students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events, and people around the globe.  This class will focus on essays and research papers and will complement the SKrafty Live Notgrass World History Class.  This class is appropriate for those in 8th grade and up WITH IEW Experience.

Fix-It Grammar

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing.

Because every book in Fix It! Grammar is foundational to the book IEW’s recommendation is that all students begin with the first book: The Nose Tree. Each book includes advanced concepts, so even if your student knows much of the material, you can still begin with the first book and plan to move through it at a faster pace while adding the advanced concepts as he is ready for them. However, if you think your student has already mastered some of the concepts, use the IEW placement test below to determine where to start

http://iew.com/sites/default/files/page/fileattachment/Fix_It_Placement_Test.pdf

Level 1 Fix-it Grammar: The Nose Tree Student Book; The Nose Tree Teacher Book

Level 2 Fix-it Grammar: Robin Hood Student Book; Robin Hood Teacher Book

Level 3 Fix-it Grammar: Frog Prince, or Just Deserts Student Book; Frog Prince, or Just Deserts Teacher Book

Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.

*Textbook may vary

WHEN :

Live Classes begin the week of Monday, September 11th.  There will be a week off for Thanksgiving on November 20 – 24, and 2 weeks off during December 18 – January 5th.  Second semester will begin on the week of Monday, January 8th and conclude on the week of April 30th.  Spring break will take place during the week of March 26 – 30 during which there will be no classes.

Class Times: 

Grades 3 – 5th (All Things Fun..) Mondays at 10:45 – 12:15 pm 11:00 – 12:30 PM CST OR Tuesdays at 1:30 pm – 2:40 pm

Grades 4th – 7th (Ancient)Wednesdays at 10 am – 11:30 pm CST

Grades 6th & Up (US History) Fridays at 10:00 – 11:30 am CST Wednesdays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM CST

Grades 6th & Up (World History) Tuesdays at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST

Grades High School (World History) Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm CST Mondays at 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

Fix-it Grammar (Nose Tree) Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 AM CST OR Mondays at 12:30 CST

Fix-it Grammar (Robin Hood) Mondays at 10:00 – 10:45 AM CST

Fix-it Grammar (Frog Prince) Tuesdays at 1:45 – 2:30 pm 11:00 – 11:45 PM CST

Purchase:

NOTE:  Classes must have a minimum number of 8 students to “make” the class.  These classes are limited.

Both Semesters Writing Classes

**Writing classes are not included in the EDU subscription, but subscribers get a significant discount.  ($50 cost for class instead of $249.99).  Go HERE to sign up for the Subscription if you would like to go that route.

Live weekly Class with in game assignments (Full Year, includes both semester live class + grading) – $249.99 

Grades 3 – 5th: All Things Fun & Fascinating MONDAY Class

Grades 3 – 5th: All Things Fun & Fascinating TUESDAY Class

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 4th – 7th: Ancient

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 6th & Up (US History):

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 6th & Up (World History):

Minecraft User Name:

Grades High School (World History): 

Minecraft User Name:

Both Semesters Grammar Classes

**Fix-it classes are not included in the EDU subscription, but subscribers get a significant discount.  ($15 cost for class instead of $99.99)  Go HERE to sign up for the Subscription if you would like to go that route.

Live weekly Class with in game assignments (Full Year, includes both semester live class + grading) – $99.99

Level 1: Nose Tree  TUESDAY 

Level 1: Nose Tree MONDAY 

Minecraft User Name:

Level 2: Robin Hood 

Minecraft User Name:

Level 3: Frog Prince 

Minecraft User Name:

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:

We will have the following:

  • Weekly teacher led live class and textbook assignments.  Classes will meet in a virtual classroom with Adobe Connect in which the teacher will present the lesson and interact with students.
  • Students will log into online class portal for weekly assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project.
  • Papers and assignments will be graded in the writing classes.  Grammar classes will have online quizzes which are automatically graded.
  • In – Game rewards for completing course milestones.

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • Required Textbook see class descriptions:
    Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Monday, September 11th.

Leave a Reply