US History-Based Writing with Literature
This award-winning course is designed for a student to develop their skill with the Structure and Style Writing Method while learning about interesting, important events and people in U.S. history from the explorers to the twentieth century. Students will have interactive and engaging instruction each week. During this course, we will read and discuss six novels that integrate with the historical topics used for the writing assignments. In addition, we will discuss the rules for editing with direct Fix-it Grammar instruction. 30 weekly sessions of 90 minutes. This class will qualify for one English credit.
Review from a parent Denise Smith. “My daughters have had the benefit and pleasure of having Joann as a teacher for 2 years. This will be their third year and they are all looking forward to it. She is patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. My girls have never felt like they should already know something and have always felt they can come to her when they don’t understand something. She tries to come up with different ways of explaining a concept for those that don’t understand the first time. I have appreciated her knowledge and her patience with me as I try to navigate the world of writing alongside my daughters. She has always told me where they need help and does a great job of making them feel successful. We are very, very blessed to have her instructing them!”
This course is appropriate for grades 6-10. No previous experience is required. There is an advanced option for experienced IEW students.
Students receive live, interactive, engaging, instruction on a weekly basis with book discussions to develop literary analysis, weekly writing and grammar experience, and personal feedback with grades on each writing assignment. Designed to build oral and written communication, this course will encourage confidence and proficiency.
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleishman
Rifles for Watie By Harold Keith
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japenese American Evacuation by Yoshico Uchida