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Perspectives: Combining Classic Short Stories with IEW Writing – Session One – Tuesday – Fall 2022 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 9

Tuesday, August 30 2022 @ 11:00AM Tuesday, December 6 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT


Eva Goldstein – Meola

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7 – 9

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11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)


Fall 2022

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course


Tuesday, August 30 2022 @ 11:00AM EDT
Tuesday, December 6 2022 @ 12:30PM EDT
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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.

The stories we will be reading this fall are as follows:

“Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto

“The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas

“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

“The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry

Ninth graders can take .5 (1/2) credit in English.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

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

8th grader loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 7, 2022

My daughter has enjoyed the Perspectives class immensely. She’s taken on complete independence in this course, which has helped her manage time and deadlines. It’s helped free up time for me as I’m teaching other siblings. Everyone wins!

She said she’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing good literature and is looking to hone their writing skills. We have appreciated Ms. Eva’s structured teaching methods and approachable personality.

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T. Wilkie

Above and beyond!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

This class is pure gold! My son has taken Eva’s IEW WRITING classes for two years. This year, we switched to PERSPECTIVES, so he could apply what he learned in writing class to literature class. For two years, Eva has told me that everything would come together and she was right! All the skills that she patiently taught, went over again and again, solidified and I can see the fruit of his labor.

PERSPECTIVES has given my son the chance to read, discuss, analyze and write about classic short stories in a small group setting and SUCCEED. My son, who used to say he hated writing, looked forward to each and every paper and wrote them with EASE! He sat down on his own and independently edited, added techniques, chose better words and composed beautiful essays.

Eva: I know you said that learning to write takes time and to be patient. I am so glad that I listed to you. You were correct. I can see, N’s gears turning, now when he sits down to write.

Thank you for everything you do! I couldn’t be more delighted.

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R.M., Alabama

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