Asynchronous – Powerful Paragraph – Full Year – Grades 5 – 7
Wednesday, September 1 2021 @ 12:00AM – Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 12:00AM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2021-2022
20 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.
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.
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