2018/2019 SKrafty Summer IEW Writing and Study Skills Classes

$99.00$110.00

It’s writing time!  Please join us for a fun-filled writing class with live classes, grading, and some Minecraft.  These courses are each 5 weeks long, and the text will vary depending on the age level.  Each class can be used for 1/2 writing or elective credit.  We will have TWO live classes each week, assignments, and of course Minecraft activities to go along with it.  The live class will be recorded to watch later.  The writing 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:

  • 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.
  • In – Game rewards for completing course milestones.

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

 

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Following are the details:

These classes all run from July 30th – August 31st, 2018.

SWI-A

This 5 week course is an excellent introduction to the IEW method for students in grades 4th – 6th with little or no IEW writing, SWI-A teaches key word outlines and stylistic techniques. Students use these tools while learning varied writing models: stories, reports, and inventive writing. Students must be able to sit through a 90 min class and parent involvement is required. This class is a five week introductory class and will prepare a student for the themed units. This summer class is excellent for traditional school students who need extra help in writing and for those Classical Conversation students who are entering Essentials in the fall.

REQUIRED TEXT:  Student Writing Intensive Level A [Notebook & Packet]

SWI-B

This 5 weekcourse is an excellent introduction to the IEW method for students in grades 7th & up with little or no IEW writing, SWI-B teaches key word outlines and stylistic techniques. Students use these tools while learning varied writing models: stories, reports, and inventive writing. Students must be able to sit through a 90 min class and parent involvement is required. This class is a five week introductory class and will prepare a student for the themed units. This summer class is excellent for traditional school students who need extra help in writing and for those Classical Conversation students who are entering Essentials in the fall.

REQUIRED TEXT:  Student Writing Intensive Level B [Notebook & Packet]

High School Essay Intensive

This 5 week course requires at least two years of an IEW writing course.  This course with accompanying handouts provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing, including text analysis, response-to-literature prompts, and the college application personal essay.  This course is good for 1/2 High School English Credit.

REQUIRED TEXT:  High School Essay Intensive [Student Handout only]

Study Skills

Students may want to study more efficiently but seldom are taught how to study. This 5 week class teaches students the three foundational cornerstones of the Victus Study Skills System as well as goal setting, time management, test taking, note taking, and reading skills. Students ultimately will study smarter, not harder.  Using a systems approach to study, students learn skills to help them succeed in academics and in life.

REQUIRED TEXT:  Victus Study Skills System Level 3 [Student Workbook]

NOTE:  Due to the grading and teaching time involved these classes have limited space.  Each Student needs to have access to an email account in order to submit papers through Google Docs.

Class Times: 

SWI-A: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 – 12:00 pm CST

SWI-B: Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:00 – 1:30 pm CST

High School Essay Intensive:  Mondays and Thursdays at 12:15 – 1:30 PM CST

Study Skills: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 – 11:00 AM CST

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