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Asynchronous – Powerful Paragraph – Full Year – Grades 5 – 7

Wednesday, September 1 2021 @ 12:00AM Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

5-7

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2021-2022

Details

Start:
Wednesday, September 1 2021 @ 12:00AM EDT
End:
Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
Phone:
+1 203 741 8570
Email:
register@opententacademy.com
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Who's coming?

23 people are attending Asynchronous – Powerful Paragraph – Full Year – Grades 5 – 7

Please note – this is a PRE-RECORDED – using the IEW Writing philosophy – Asynchronous Class.

Students will work through the modules independently.  

There are fourteen modules in all.

Students will print out class notes PRIOR to the class, which can be found in CANVAS.

Then, watch the recording of the class,

After that, using their ASSIGNMENT PLANNER and COMPOSITION CHECKLIST will complete the assignment.

The students will submit their work in CANVAS and WAIT until graded BEFORE going onto next module.  Grading time is approximately 5 – 6 days.

All modules must be completed by June 1, 2022.  Any work submitted after June 1, 2022 will not be evaluated.

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In this “technical writing” (nonfiction) class using the IEW Writing philosophy, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial, enumerative…. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.

Powerful Paragraph is a good option for the student who is not yet ready to tackle the five paragraphs expected in Middle School Writing. In addition, if you have a new or a reluctant writer, you will find it is better to build confidence rather than overwhelm your child with a class they aren’t ready for.

This is a one-year class.

The goal is to help students focus on making every word count by choosing colorful, powerful words that create vivid pictures using the fewest number of words possible, as well as understanding the specific differences within each structure, and applying the appropriate transitions and stylistic techniques that lend themselves to each structure.

NOTE: Registration deadline is January 1, 2022.


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

Perfect Intro to Life Course for my Homeschooler

Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2022

My 9th grader is privileged to have two older siblings who are currently trying their hands at adulting, so he can passivley learn from their success… and failures, but he was ready for more. This is Life was perfect for him! Enough information to engage him where he was and take him to the next level. The course was well-planned and relevant, with a lot of interaction. We are so happy that we took a chance on Open Tent Academy. This first course did not disappoint.

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Becky de Leon

Perfect "intro to life" for my rising high schooler!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2022

My 9th grader is privileged to have two older siblings who are currently trying their hands at adulting, so he can passivley learn from their success… and failures, but he was ready for more. This is Life was perfect for him! Enough information to engage him where he was and take him to the next level. The course was well-planned and relevant, with a lot of interaction. We are so happy that we took a chance on Open Tent Academy. This first course did not disappoint.

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Becky de Leon

This class should be mandatory!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2022

I signed up my 8th grader to take this class because I wanted him to start thinking of his future. What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussion about our costs off living, inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc. My son will be attending a college-prep high school this fall and has already told me that he wasn’t “going to be one of those kids who blows over $100.00 a month on lattes at the cafeteria!”. I am so thankful for this class. It really got my son thinking of his future!

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R.R., New Jersey

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