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Powerful Paragraph – SMALL GROUP – LIVE – * B Week * – Full Year – Grades 5-7

Tuesday, October 12 2021 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, May 31 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT


Instructor:

Jonathan Meola

Instructor Email:

jonathan@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

5-7

Day of Week:

Tuesday

Class Times:

1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Full Year 2021-2022

Details

Start:
Tuesday, October 12 2021 @ 1:00PM EDT
End:
Tuesday, May 31 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Cost:
$500.00
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Organizer

Virtual (Zoom)
Phone
+1 203 741 8570
Email
register@opententacademy.com
Website
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In this SMALL GROUP  “technical writing” (nonfiction) IEW writing philosophy class, 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.

NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021. There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.


Learning to love the past

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 29, 2020

History. This was definitely not my strongest area as a homeschool mother. I knew to provide my kids with what they needed, I had to look at outside resources. Taking a leap of faith, I registered both my 7th and 8th grader for U.S. History with Jonathan Meola.

Learning history through simple short stories using. “A History of US,” has been fun to read-a-loud. With a subject I once disliked myself, I’ve been able to power through, and engage with my children learning to love the past. Mr. Meola is a phenomenally fair instructor, and has allowed our kids to use their creativity for the semester project. The kids have enjoyed this area most about the class. Seeing their creations from the past come to life is a gift in itself. Thank you, Jonathan! You have lit a fire for history within my children!

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T.C.

Thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 29, 2020

We have absolutely loved Jonathan’s Ancient Civilizations class this year.

He is so organized, and his classes are expertly taught – my son usually makes me leave the room but I will often go back and listen to the recordings and watch some of the videos because they are so interesting.

We are thrilled that OTA is now a vendor with our charter school, and since Z will be in middle school next year, we plan on signing up for a lot more classes.

Keep up the excellent job and thanks for making homeschooling so much easier for us parents!

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I.D.

Fantastic!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 26, 2023

What a fantastic course combining hands-on STEM & Social Studies.

I loved watching my children learn about key landmarks around the world with such eagerness and curiosity.

They dove into the history, architectural marvel, geography, and engineering in an engaging fun way.

Mr. Meola is a wonderful teacher and this class is highly recommended!

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Michael Zrihen

Best Course EVER!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 31, 2023

During our family new year’s celebration, everyone completed a year-in-review questionnaire. One question asked, “What are you most proud of that you accomplished this past year?”

Without hesitation, our daughter blurted out “I learned to write a five-paragraph essay!”

Our daughter, who up until this past semester would only write science lab reports, should be proud of this accomplishment. She willingly dedicated days to completing required essays, and we owe this success to Lights! Camera! Action! class.

Mr. Jonathan’s enthusiasm, instruction, encouragement and feedback all generated a newfound level of confidence within our daughter. Plus, the course spurred everyone in our family (including grandparents) to watch incredible movies, which normally would not be in our Netflix queue. Mr. Jonathan’s impact reached beyond our daughter.

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LR, Florida

Amazing course!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 31, 2023

I would like to say thank you. My daughter, Laura, was so inspired by OTA’s Lights! Camera! Action! class. She WANTS to improve at writing instead of shying away from the process that she finds so difficult. She is putting her heart and soul into trying. I am seeing improvement and I am seeing enthusiasm that just were not there before. You have no idea how joyful that makes me. This latest essay was really, really hard but a bit less overwhelming than the prior two. Slowly the elements that Laura is learning in class are sinking in. I appreciate all that you do for the class! Thank you!

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JC, Vermont



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