The First Steps with IEW Writing: People and Places – Grades 1 – 3 – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks
Monday, March 28 2022 @ 1:00PM – Monday, June 13 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:1 – 3
Day of Week:Monday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
4 people are attending The First Steps with IEW Writing: People and Places – Grades 1 – 3 – Spring 2022 – 10 Weeks
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 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.
Organization Leads to Dreams
My 12 year old son took this class this summer in preparation for more complicated classes in middle school and high school. I had assumed time management, use of highlighters, reading texts for comprehension, how to study for a midterm. Sure, all that was introduced, but more significantly, techniques for planning meant my son started to think and dream about his own future! What he would like to do over the next 2 years – 5 years -longer. Thanks Eva!
Incredible class. This class helped me understand and perfect key studying and test taking concepts. I had a really good time and this has definitely made me a better student.
An excellent course!
Study Skills with Eva Goldstein-Meola was an incredibly beneficial class! We learned about different study methods, how to be motivated, having an organized study space and so much more! A highly recommended course for anyone wanting to be an effective student.
Thanks, Mrs. Eva!