UPDATE – Orientation for IEW courses will take place at TBD. A link will be provided via email and in the Important Information section of this course. The session will be recorded and placed in the Important Information section if you are unable to make the live session, but you MUST watch before attending your first class session.
Please join us for a live, interactive writing class. Students receive clear, consistent writing instruction with live classes, grading, and Minecraft. Each class can be used for a full writing credit. Your student will have a live class each week, assignments, and optional Minecraft activities. Writing assignments will be submitted via Google Docs. The live class will be recorded if students miss class. These classes are taught using methodology by The Institute for Excellence in Writing by a teacher certified to teach with this method. Students receive personalized feedback and a grade for every assignment. Medieval History Writing is a level B IEW course recommended for beginning writers, those new to IEW, or those with IEW experience in 6th-10th grade.
Students are encouraged to actively participate by answering questions and presenting stories via microphone and webcam. They will see and hear each other as they learn, which provides a classroom feel. Students learn how to take notes, write from their notes, and add their own style.
No previous writing experience is necessary for this class. While assignments are to be typed using Google docs by the student, parental assistance is acceptable but do not change their words!
Students require a microphone and webcam for live class. This class has an 8-student minimum but space is limited to provide a more personal experience. Parents are always welcome in class.
Students will earn badges in Minecraft as they complete quizzes and a Diamond Armor badge when they complete the whole class.
This course will be a 2 semester class (28 weeks) using the required textbooks Medieval History Writing (Student Book). In addition, students must print the 17-page Medieval History-Based Writing Tools PDF that comes as a download on the blue page in the front of the student book.
This class will begin on Tuesday, August 29, at 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM CST and will end Tuesday, April 31, 2024.
You can view the SKrafty Course Schedule and Holidays calendar Here: http://whenyouriseup.com/minecraft-homeschool-server/skrafty-homeschool-minecraft-calendar-and-schedule/
a computer with high-speed Internet connection for each student
personal headset with microphone and working camera
Assignments are turned in as a Google document
Parents are the primary educators. My goal is to come alongside you to teach writing concepts, grammar presented in the book, and explain stylistic techniques while you provide the quiet learning environment, keep your students on task during class time, review lessons, edit, and ensure that coursework is properly completed and submitted.
WHAT IS INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING (IEW)?
IEW is the award-winning Structure and Style Method for teaching writing. IEW helps children succeed in communicating confidently and effectively. Rather than facing a writing prompt with the dreaded “blank page,” students are taught nine structural writing models with style in each assignment. Students will develop confidence in writing while working towards independence and creativity. The IEW methods can be applied to other assignments, too. When students write consistently, they become confident, and competent.
As an experienced IEW Certified Instructor and an Online Instructor , you can trust that I will teach the Structure and Style method with integrity.
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