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Perspectives: Combining Classic Short Stories with IEW Writing – Session Two – Monday – Winter 2025 – 10 Weeks – Grades 7 – 9

Monday, January 6 2025 @ 3:00PM Monday, March 10 2025 @ 4:30PM EST


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein – Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

7 – 9

Day of Week:

Monday

Class Times:

3:00PM – 4:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Winter 2025

AP / Honors / NCAA Approved

NCAA Approved Course

Details

Start:
Monday, January 6 2025 @ 3:00PM EST
End:
Monday, March 10 2025 @ 4:30PM EST
Cost:
$250.00
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Virtual (Zoom)
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+1 203 741 8570
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Perspectives – Winter 2025
Perspectives – Winter 2025
$ 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. The writing will consist of three 5-paragraph Expository Essays and two Creative Writing assignments. Please refer to the syllabus for the list of short stories.

It is expected that students has experience writing a five paragraph essay. It is strongly advised that students have taken at least one year of Middle School Writing with Eva.

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

  • “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O.Henry
  • “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan
  • “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto
  • “The Mustache” by Robert Cormier
  • “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

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

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by December 15 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.


5.0
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 147 reviews)

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

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.

Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

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.

J.H., Virginia

10 out of 10!

My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.

I really appreciate what you have accomplished in the course of 10 weeks!

What a change I saw in my son’s writing.

He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!

As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!

Forget 5 Stars – it is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

Becky de Leon

Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!

All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.

My daughter MOST RECENTLY 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.

She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.

Each class was better than the one before!

Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!

JH, Virginia

This class should be mandatory!

I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.

What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.

My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.

I am so thankful for this class.

It really got my son thinking about the future.

Rachel, NJ



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