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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


Eva Goldstein-Meola

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1 – 3

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1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Spring 2022


Monday, March 28 2022 @ 1:00PM EDT
Monday, June 13 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
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People and Places – Spring 2022
$ 250.00
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8 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.

Recent Reviews

Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance

Rated 5 out of 5
August 1, 2021

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.

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Adey D.

Unsung Heroes

Rated 5 out of 5
December 12, 2020

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.

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J.H., Virginia

Asynchronous – Powerful Paragraph

Rated 5 out of 5
January 10, 2022

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!

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N. Girma

8th grader loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 7, 2022

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.

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T. Wilkie

Above and beyond!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 4, 2022

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.

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R.M., Alabama

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