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Horsing Around: All Tails and Fun Literature, Writing and More! – Grades 5 – 7 – Fall 2021 – 10 Weeks

Thursday, October 7 2021 @ 11:00AM - Thursday, December 23 2021 @ 12:30PM EDT

| $250.00


Thursday, October 7 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT
Thursday, December 23 2021 @ 12:30PM EDT
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11:00AM - 12:30PM (ET)
Eva Goldstein-Meola
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Horsing Around: All Tails and Fun Literature, Writing and More!
$ 250.00
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Horses show the free-spirited side of us, especially as children.  The desire to find ourselves on the back, riding as the wind whips through our hair and the horse runs through edge of the water brings back childhood dreams.  Together, for 10-weeks, we will focus on two horse books as a class.  Student will be reading stories that will bring those dreams to life.  Together, we will read
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Riding Freedom by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Additionally, students will read one more “horse book” from a list provided (of can choose one of their own liking with teacher approval) independently and complete a creative final project of their choice.

Homework will consist of independent reading as well as informal (writing) and/or a creative response.  Students should expect about 1.5 -2 hours of homework weekly.


Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

Recent Reviews:

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2021

I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.

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Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

Rated 5 out of 5
December 12, 2020

My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.

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J.H., Virginia


Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2021

Incredible class. This class helped me understand and perfect key studying and test taking concepts. I had a really good time and this has definitely made me a better student.

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Organization leads to deams

Rated 5 out of 5
July 31, 2021

My 12 year old son took this class this summer in preparation for more complicated classes in middle school and high school. I had assumed time management, use of highlighters, reading texts for comprehension, how to study for a midterm. Sure, all that was introduced, but more significantly, techniques for planning meant my son started to think and dream about his own future! What he would like to do over the next 2 years – 5 years -longer. Thanks Eva!

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An excellent course!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 31, 2021

Study Skills with Eva Goldstein-Meola was an incredibly beneficial class! We learned about different study methods, how to be motivated, having an organized study space and so much more! A highly recommended course for anyone wanting to be an effective student.
Thanks, Mrs. Eva!

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