Writing: Ancient Times Theme:
This is a yearlong writing course using the Structure and Style Writing Method (IEW) to grow and improve your student's writing skills focusing on the events from around the world during Ancient Times. While the course's theme is Ancient Times, the emphasis in on their composition and grammar skills. This class is a level A/level B course designed for students in grades 3-6. The course easily adapts to your student's skill level, uses checklists for structure, outlines for content, and incorporates grammar as part of the program.
No previous IEW experience is required.
This is not a graded course, though I will correct and score each assignment for you.
Homework generally consists of: Writing a rough draft and completing their Key Word Outline (KWO) if not finished in class, and making final corrections to a final draft if they are a more advanced writer.
**Note: Families paying using non-charter funds for class fee receive a $10 discount if paid in full on the first class of the semester.
Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester
(the above link goes to the IEW website product page)
**Note: We skip the lesson with distinctly Christian Content to allow for use with charter funds.**
Binder with a section for Notes, handouts, and writing assignments
Private Funds Accepted? Yes
Charter Funds Accepted? Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
This will be my fifth year teaching homeschool Writing and History classes as well as IEW Themed Writing. I graduated from UC Davis with two BAs, one in English with a focus on 20th century Literature, and the second in History with a focus on European History specializing in 16th century medicine. My passion is to teach my students to find their voice and use their writing to convey their thoughts clearly and fully.
Wanting to give you more personal information I tried to think of my favorite author or book, but I just cannot settle on one. I find it shifts from week to week depending on who or what I am reading. Some of my favorites are: Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Little Women, The Sound & the Fury, Pride & Prejudice, House of the Spirits, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, all of Shakespeare, and Canterbury Tales.
History is a life long passion as I find I can never quite get enough information about those who came before us and the lives they lived. I hope to help make history come alive for my students; to try and connect in some tangible way with the people they read about in the pages of history books. I like to remind people, history is not just facts or stories, but the lives of real people who felt, thought, and lived in vastly different times. Some of those lives may have changed the world dramatically, but many more changed it in small subtle ways simply by living. History is a living subject because we are still creating it today.
Research, Reading, and Writing are three of my passions I hope to instill in my students.