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The First Steps with IEW Writing: People and Places – Grades 1 – 3 – Spring 2021 – 10 Weeks
Thursday, April 8 2021 @ 11:00AM - Thursday, June 24 2021 @ 12:30PM EDT| $250.00
You have asked me for it over and over! Here it is!
A writing class that comes BEFORE Intro to Writing for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders!
In People and Places, students will be writing DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE keyword outlines, sentences, paragraphs and compositions with stylistic techniques as they learn about the workers, who keep a community running smoothly, from firefighters to police officers, from road crew to rescue workers.
Learning to write well will serve children not only during their school years; however, into college and throughout their adult lives. This class is the FIRST STEP. It is a BABY STEP. This class will encourage them to put pen to paper.
Parents are strongly, STRONGLY encouraged to be their child’s “scribe”. This doesn’t mean “change their words”. This means take down their dictation as they say it. I would prefer wonderful language to flow from their mouths instead of the child being worried about spelling and handwriting. There is a huge difference between “writing” and “handwriting.” It is also strongly encouraged that students learn how to keyboard at a young age.
Writing is a lifelong skill. Writing is profoundly important in the workplace. The process of learning to write well also teaches students how to think clearly and communicate effectively in every area of life. I will work with your students to hone the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively. Whether your students are eager learners or reluctant writers, this step-by-step approach will give them the tools they need to confidently write well, think clearly, and express themselves eloquently and persuasively. We will be using IEW, which is a more classical system that stresses modeling over and over. Additionally, it builds a firm foundation of specific skills. As students practice each format and master each technique, they develop confidence – and consequently creativity. Even beginners can get a sense of structure and a repertoire of style
Again this class is specifically for grades 1 – 3.
NOTE: Registration deadline is March 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
People & Places - a NEW class for the YOUNGER students!
I was not quite sure what to expect from him or from an IEW class for kids that young and I appreciate how gentle, patient, and enthusiastic you were in guiding the kids through. You covered so much more than I was expecting with that age group while at the same time always trying to meet them where they were. I’m very glad that your class was what I chose for my son’s first experience with longer class meetings and real homework.
People & Places - GREAT addition to OTA's Writing Line Up!
And as a homeschool parent, I really appreciate the PEOPLE & PLACES WRITING class. I love that it is truly academic with clear expectations and helpful feedback on the assignments. So glad we found OTA!
High Quality Class!
My daughter has been enjoying this writing class. The class is well organized with step-by-step instructions. Eva is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. The source texts in this writing class are good selected.
A blessing to our family!
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!
Thank you, OTA!
Much more than just a business - you've changed my son's life and future!
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.