Starting at the Very Beginning: A Jump Start to IEW Writing – Grades 3-7 – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks
Tuesday, March 29 2022 @ 9:00AM – Tuesday, June 14 2022 @ 10:30PM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:3 – 7
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)
Are you looking for a SOLID jump start for whatever writing classes you choose for 2020 – 2021 school year? If so, this is it!
Eva Goldstein-Meola, certified IEW specialist as well as seasoned reading/writing teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience, is leading this interactive, introductory class geared towards elementary to middle, and/or upper elementary level students. In this class, students will focus on brainstorming, note taking and writing both fiction and nonfiction pieces. Writing structures can include summarizing nonfiction, narrative summaries, beginning story writing using narrative summaries and beginning report writing. Simultaneously, students will also learn how to implement various stylistic techniques to increase description, as well as remove banned words (overused, boring words) from their writing. Students will receive approximately 30 minutes of homework daily.
NOTE: Registration deadline is March 1, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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.
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.
Asynchronous – Powerful Paragraph
The Asynchronous powerful paragraph class is well-organized with detailed and precise notes, guides, and instructions. Not only my 10-year-old daughter has been able to improve her writing during the past several months, but she has also developed the confidence and independence to go through the reading and videos for each week and be able to brainstorm, outline, write, and edit her work with no or little assistance from us. Eva does an excellent job of grading and providing helpful feedback in a timely manner. I plan to sign up my older daughter to a similar class and to continue to explore other classes. We highly recommend Eva’s (opentent) classes!
8th grader loves it!
My daughter has enjoyed the Perspectives class immensely. She’s taken on complete independence in this course, which has helped her manage time and deadlines. It’s helped free up time for me as I’m teaching other siblings. Everyone wins!
She said she’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing good literature and is looking to hone their writing skills. We have appreciated Ms. Eva’s structured teaching methods and approachable personality.
Above and beyond!
This class is pure gold! My son has taken Eva’s IEW WRITING classes for two years. This year, we switched to PERSPECTIVES, so he could apply what he learned in writing class to literature class. For two years, Eva has told me that everything would come together and she was right! All the skills that she patiently taught, went over again and again, solidified and I can see the fruit of his labor.
PERSPECTIVES has given my son the chance to read, discuss, analyze and write about classic short stories in a small group setting and SUCCEED. My son, who used to say he hated writing, looked forward to each and every paper and wrote them with EASE! He sat down on his own and independently edited, added techniques, chose better words and composed beautiful essays.
Eva: I know you said that learning to write takes time and to be patient. I am so glad that I listed to you. You were correct. I can see, N’s gears turning, now when he sits down to write.
Thank you for everything you do! I couldn’t be more delighted.