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Middle School Writing with Eva – LIVE – * B Week – Monday * – Full Year – Grades 6-9

Monday, October 11 2021 @ 11:00AM Monday, May 30 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

[email protected]

Grade/Level:

6 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2021-2022

Details

Start:
Monday, October 11 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT
End:
Monday, May 30 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone:
+1 203 741 8570
Email:
register@opententacademy.com
Website:
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Middle School Writing with Eva – Monday
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21 people are attending Middle School Writing with Eva – LIVE – * B Week – Monday * – Full Year – Grades 6-9


This fast paced, interactive IEW Writing class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed and modeled.  While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference.   Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

Please note this section is a larger class. Jonathan Meola offers a smaller group version of this class.

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.


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

Organization Leads to Dreams

Rated 5 out of 5
August 3, 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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Krista

Life-changing!

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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Elliot

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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