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  • Cost: $359 or 20% off for Subscribers
  • Textbook: IEW Wonders of Science 
  • Age/Grade:  Wonders of Science Writing is a level A+ IEW course recommended for beginning writers, those new to IEW, or those with IEW experience in 5th-7th grade.
  • Teacher: Mrs. Joann Johnson
  • Format: Live; Meets Weekly on Thursdays at 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CST; See the SKrafty Class Calendar HERE.
  • Course Dates: 8/31/23 – 5/2/24
  • Minecraft Activities: No
  • Graded: Yes
  • Number of Lessons: 28


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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. Wonders of Science Writing is a level A+ IEW course recommended for beginning writers, those new to IEW, or those with IEW experience in 5th-7th grade.  This is a brand new IEW course that is not yet available for purchase but will be available in late spring or early summer.

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.

Course Length

This course will be a two semester class (28 weeks) using the following required materials:


This class will begin on Thursday, August 31st from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CST and will end Thursday, May 2nd, 2024.  You can view the SKrafty Course Schedule and Holidays calendar Here:


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.


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.

You can view the SKrafty Course Schedule and Holidays calendar Here:

Report Card:

You can view your Report Card by clicking the box below:

IEW Wonders of Science Report Card Page

TIPS: You will need to expand each topic to see all the grades. To print you can use your browser’s print function with file, print, OR by right clicking the screen and clicking Print.

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Thanksgiving Break
Christmas Break
Mid-Winter Break
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