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:
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NOTE: Due to the grading and teaching time involved these classes have limited space.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Please note that headsets will be required for all SKrafty live IEW classes this year. We recommend the following one which works well:
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.
All Classes are on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please see class descriptions for times.