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

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

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 4th – 6th 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. 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 6th – 12th Writing Medieval Based Writing Lessons (Student Book)*

Civilizations, events, and major figures of the Middle Ages come to life as students write using IEW’s stylistic techniques and the nine structural units. These 31 lessons acquaint young learners with Charlemagne, the Vikings, knighthood, geniuses of the Renaissance, and more! This class is for new IEW students in 6th-12th grade and/or experienced students that have finished Ancient History Based Writing or World History Based writing

Grades 8th – 12th Writing Following Narnia Book 2*

This course requires the student to read four Narnia books in conjunction with the writing course: Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and the Last Battle. This is an upper level B/C book that requires analytical writing. This course is suggested for those with 1-2 years of IEW experience or new students in 8th-12th grade. Advanced elements are covered. No research paper.

Grades 6th & Up Rockets Radars and Robotics 

Rockets, Radar, & Robotics gives middle school students practice writing with the IEW models and stylistic techniques using technology as the subject material.  This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of previous IEW experience. Students will write a research paper.

High School Essay Intensive and American Literature (No Textbook Required) This course requires at least two years of an IEW writing course.

Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.

Fix-It Grammar

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 Student Book; Frog Prince Teacher Book

Level 4 Fix-it Grammar: Little Mermaid Student Book; Little Mermaid Teacher Book

Please note that headsets will be required for all SKrafty live IEW classes this year.  We recommend the following one which works well:

Headset Recommended  OR the headset HERE is a step up and works extremely well for class as well as gaming.


Live Classes begin the week of Monday, September 10th.  There will be a week off for Thanksgiving on November 19 – 23, and 2 weeks off during December 24th – January 4th.  Second semester will begin on the week of Monday, January 7th and conclude on the week of April 29th.  Spring break will take place during the week of March 25 – 29 during which there will be no classes.

Class Times: 

All Classes are on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please see class descriptions for times.