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Introduction to Writing with Jonathan – SMALL GROUP – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 4 – 7
Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 1:00PM – Tuesday, May 24 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:4 – 7
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2021-2022
14 people are attending Introduction to Writing with Jonathan – SMALL GROUP – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 4 – 7
This is an interactive, introductory IEW class geared towards middle and upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures will include: summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries, beginning report writing, writing from pictures, and beginning essay writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove “banned words” (overused, boring words) from their writing.
Each session, Jonathan will review past lessons to encourage mastery. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the homework process. Scribing for your child is acceptable (however, don’t change their words!).
Students are encouraged to repeat this class twice. The first year tends to be overwhelming, and in most cases the second year is when their internal “light bulbs switch on” and writing happens!
Please note this section is a small group section! Homework is approximately two hours per week (30 minutes daily).
NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021. There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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Learning to love the past
History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.
Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!
Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents
We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.
He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.
We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.
Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!
I really enjoyed Mr. Meola’s Genetics and Biotechnology course. His classes were very in-depth and challenging. I enjoyed the projects, homework, and experiments and he used great PowerPoint presentations. I feel that I’ve learned more genetics through Mr. Meola’s Genetics and Biotechnology course than I have with any other genetics class, and learning biotechnology for the first time with Mr. Meola was amazing. I would really recommend this course to students out there!
She Loved it!
My daughter thoroughly enjoys Mr. Jonathon and was super excited to take another class with him. She learned an immense amount from this class. In fact, she loved it so much that she asked to finish out the class even though she went to a semester boarding school! Me.Jonathon worked with her as she switched school situations and helped her complete the class.
Interesting and fun!
Interesting topics, fun experiments, and Mr. Meola’s knowledge of the content was evident!