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Perspectives: A Journey into Short Stories for Middle School Students – Combining IEW Writing with Literature – Session One – Grades 6 – 9 – Fall 2021 – 10 Weeks

Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 9:00AM - Tuesday, December 14 2021 @ 10:30AM EDT

| $250.00


Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT
Tuesday, December 14 2021 @ 10:30AM EDT
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+1 203 741 8570


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9:00AM - 10:30AM (ET)
Eva Goldstein-Meola
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[email protected]


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Perspectives - Session One
$ 250.00
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In literature, characters become our friends.  We can sympathize or celebrate with them.  We feel their joys, sorrows and pain.  In this class, Perspectives, your child will embrace the world of Short Stories.   We will delve deep into these pieces of literature analyzing, discussing and writing about the details pertaining to these stories.   There will be one technological project; otherwise, the writing will range from 3 – 5 paragraphs including Narrative Summaries, Critique Writing and Essays.

This semester we will be focusing on the following short stories:

“Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto

“Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas

“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

“The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry

Homework is approximately two and a half hours per week (30 minutes per school day).


Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.

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

Recent Reviews:

Creative and Engaging

Rated 5 out of 5
February 26, 2021

B has enjoyed the creative assignments that accompany the short stories. Ms. Eva is a fantastic teacher and my son appreciates and looks forward to her meaningful assessments of his work. The group setting brings “perspectives” to the literature that he wouldn’t get just from reading the stories on his own or with me. This has been an enjoyable class.

Kelly Gear

Fun & Engaging!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 23, 2021

M is really enjoying Perspectives this semester. I am happy that she is reading stories she normally wouldn’t choose to read. The activities that you do for each story keeps the class fun and interesting! I think it is a great combination of reading comprehension and writing done in a way that the students don’t realize that is what you are doing. Thanks for approaching this class, and these topics, so creatively 🙂

Christine Voce

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