Perspectives: Combining Classic Short Stories with IEW Writing – Session One – Wednesday – Fall 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 9
Thursday, September 14 2023 @ 3:00PM – Thursday, December 14 2023 @ 4:30PM EDT
Instructor:Eva Goldstein – Meola
Grade/Level:7 – 9
Day of Week:Thursday
Class Times:3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)
AP / Honors / NCAA ApprovedNCAA Approved Course
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: This class must reach the m minimum of five students by August 20, 2023 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.
Perspectives with Eva ROCKS!
Middle School Writing has been a blessing along with the previous writing courses our children have taken! Each class, Intro to IEW, Powerful Paragraphs, Perspectives, and now Middle School Writing are all a step-by-step process to help kids learn Language Arts through writing.
I need to admit, at first, I was skeptic!
My son (now in his 8th Grade year) was lost after trying another IEW class in the 5th grade; however, after speaking to Eva Goldstein-Meola at length, I tried to give it one more try!
Mrs. Eva has worked with both of our kids for the past three years and I am AMAZED at how they have developed their writing skills.
Additionally, I’m truly thankful, as their writing skills has overflowed into every course and email they write.
Although, sometimes time consuming, but if you follow her plan (30 min a day), and stick to the program…your kids too will become an amazing writers.