Powerful Paragraph Writing – LIVE – * A Week * – Full Year – Grades 5-7
Wednesday, October 6 2021 @ 3:00PM - Wednesday, June 1 2022 @ 4:30PM EDT| $500.00
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 Paragraphs 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.
Fifth graders who register should have completed Eva or Jonathan’s INTRO TO WRITING or a similar course. Please email [email protected] to se if this class is a good choice for your child.
Students should expect about 2.5 – 3 hours of writing per week.
Please note this section is a larger class. Jonathan Meola offers a smaller group version of this class.
NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
Ms. Eva is truly a wonderful teacher. This class has expanded both of my son and daughters writing minds. Having a dyslexic child can create a writing roadblock but with Ms. Eva’s gentle guidance and passion for teaching our child has grown leaps and bounds. Also having the opportunity for taking this as a flex class gives my children a chance to write at their own speed. This class as been a true blessing!
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Open Tent Academy has been such a blessing to my family!
My 9th grader enrolled in a year-long Writing course, All About Essays, this year with Ms. Eva and has thoroughly enjoyed the class. His writing has improved ten-fold! We couldn’t be more pleased.
This spring, his sisters have joined him, taking Starting IEW From the Very Beginning and Profiles of History. Both girls love their classes and look forward to each week.
All three of my children have learned so much!
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If it wasn’t for Eva’s Writing Classes, which my son has taken for the last five years, J would, without a doubt, not be where he is today. The graduation speech as salutatorian that he wrote is a direct result of your teachings.
I thank God every time he tackles a paper. He uses every skill he has learned from your classes. Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.
I know it is a business you run, but it is much more than that. You have truly changed my son’s life and future.
Making the rules of writing so easy!
In middle and high school, I took IEW writing classes with Mrs. Goldstein. Her teaching style and passion for the material made learning the techniques and rules of writing so easy. Today, as I am preparing to graduate from George Mason University, I still apply what I learned from Mrs. Goldstein in every paper I write. I’m so thankful I took her classes many years ago, because it has truly helped me succeed in my current academics!
Responsive and Meaningful
Eva is a very experienced teacher who does not just ‘grade papers’ writing papers but gives meaningful feedback that helps the student learn and improve. She is very responsive by email. The learning management system used by OTA (called CANVAS) is very user friendly and easy to navigate. Eva is kind, reasonable, and has the students’ best interest at heart.
Please – do not miss out on Eva Goldstein-Meola’s IEW Writing classes – you will regret it!