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The First Steps with IEW Writing: People and Places – Grades 2-3 – Fall 2021 – 10 Weeks

Wednesday, October 6 2021 @ 9:00AM Saturday, January 1 2022 @ 10:30AM EDT


Eva Goldstein-Meola

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2 – 3

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9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)


Fall 2021


Wednesday, October 6 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT
Saturday, January 1 2022 @ 10:30AM EDT
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You have asked me for it over and over!  Here it is! A writing class that comes BEFORE Intro to Writing for our 2nd and 3rd graders! This is a second installment in the series.  DO NOT WORRY!

Even if your child did NOT participate in the first 10-weeks, they CAN join this session!  We will be covering brand new units where no prior knowledge is necessary! 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 2 – 3.

During this session, students will be covering:

  1. Beginning Report Writing
  2. Writing Strong Topic and Clincher Sentences
  3. Writing from Pictures
  4. Inventive Writing (pre-Expository essay training)

Additionally, they will learn and/or strengthen the following stylistic techniques:

  1. Strong Verb
  2. LY Adverb
  3. Adjective, adjective noun
  4. Who-Which Clause
  5. Because Clause
  6. www.asia Clause
  7. Beginning Sentence Openers:  LY opener, Clausal Opener, Prepositional Opener

All live classes ARE recorded, so if you want your child to participate; however, the time doesn’t work – they can watch the recording after the class is complete.

NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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