ONLINE CLASSES – Spring 2020 Semester

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Please scroll down to see what is available for the upcoming semester that begins in January, 2020.

 

 Beginning Writing Class

BW Spring Semester

This is the second semester of the year-long class. 

Giant stinky flowers.  Soup made from a bird’s nest.  Men who changed the world.  These are just a few of the “fun and fascinating” things students will write about in the lessons of this class.  More importantly, students will also learn how to write with structure and with style.   They will write stories, reports, a mini-research paper, and creative essays.  Parents will be surprised at how much fun their students will have writing!

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Who Should Take This Course?

This is an IEW Level A course, which means that it is a beginner course.  It is geared towards students ages 8 through 13 but will fit well for any student with an interest in improving writing skills and/or those who need instruction.  Older students can be challenged with advanced dress-up requirements beyond what is typically taught within this class.

What is included?

Cost includes weekly lessons on the IEW units, vocabulary/grammar lessons and games, and editing of papers if submitted to instructor by requested due date.   Each student receives personalized feedback on written work.   It is not required that students submit writing papers, but it is highly encouraged.

This class begins on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time and occurs weekly through April 29, 2020, with two scheduled breaks.

Scope & Sequence
Week #1          Narrative Stories (IEW Unit III)
Week #2          Narrative Stories
Week #3          Narrative Stories
Week #4          Summarizing References (IEW Unit IV)
Week #5          Summarizing References
Week #6          Summarizing References
Week #7          Summarizing References
Week #8          Summarizing References (3-paragraph report, intro/final clincher)
Week #9          Writing from Pictures (IEW Unit V)
Week #10        Writing from Pictures
Week #11        Multiple Source Research (IEW Unit VI)
Week #12        Multiple Source Research
Week #13        Multiple Source Research
Week #14        Multiple Source Research (3-paragraph report, intro/final clincher)
Week #15        Review Week

This semester will complete this course.

IEW‘s method of learning to write works wonderfully!   Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video .

Pre-requisites for Class:  Students shall have completed the Fall Semester of this course.

Supplies Needed for this Class:  a 1 1/2″ or 2″ binder, thesaurus, pens, highlighters, and 3X5 index cards.
Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class: All Things Fun & Fascinating
from Institute for Excellence in Writing: http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/aff

Beginning Writing – Spring 2020

This purchase is for the spring semester and will complete this class.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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 Beginning Writing Continuation Course

BW-CC Spring Semester

This is the second semester of the year-long class and will complete this course. 

This brand new curriculum, which is exclusively available with Stylistic Scribe, combines art history and IEW and is the next step for beginning writers who have completed a Level A IEW course.   Students who take this class will practice their artistic skills beyond the paragraph!

This is a writing course like no other for students who have been introduced to the Institute for Excellence in Writing program through a Level A course. In this online class, students will incorporate art and art history with IEW writing skills in this fun continuation class.  Students will read and write about the famous artists from Greece through the Renaissance and will be given opportunities to practice the artwork of the respective artists.

This is an exclusive class that is taught nowhere else!

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Who Should Take This Course?

This is an IEW Level A CONTINUATION COURSE, which means that it is the second step for students who have completed the Level A Beginning Writing program.  Students in this course will be prepared for the Level B/Intermediate Class that is to follow during their next school year.

What is included?

Cost includes weekly lessons on the IEW units (Units 1-6), vocabulary/grammar lessons and games, and editing of papers if submitted to instructor by requested due date.   Each student receives personalized feedback on written work.   It is not required that students submit writing papers, but it is highly encouraged.

Scope and Sequence

Week 1            IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References

Week 2            IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References

Week 3            IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References

Week 4            IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References

Week 5            IEW Unit IV — Summarizing References/3-Paragraph Report & Introductory Statement/Final Clincher

Week 6            IEW Unit V – Writing from Pictures

Week 7            IEW Unit V – Writing from Pictures

Week 8            IEW Unit VI – Multiple Sources / Fused Outline

Week 9            IEW Unit VI – Multiple Sources / Fused Outline

Week 10            IEW Unit VI – Multiple Sources / Fused Outline

Week 11            IEW Unit VI – Introduction/Conclusion

Week 12            IEW Unit VI – Final Report

Week 13            IEW Unit VII – Basic Descriptive Essay (Answering a Prompt)

Week 14            Review  &  Celebration

This class begins on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time and occurs weekly through April 20, 2020, with two scheduled breaks.

IEW‘s method of learning to write works wonderfully!   Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video.

Pre-requisites for Class:  Students who attend this class must have completed a Level A IEW course and the first half of this course.
Supplies Needed for this Class:  a 1 1/2″ or 2″ binder, thesaurus, pens, highlighters, and 3″ X 5″ index cards, and a file box to store the cards.
Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class:

 

Beginning Writing CONTINUATION COURSE – Spring 2020

This purchase is for the spring semester and completes this course.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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INTERMEDIATE WRITING

IW Spring Semester

This is the second semester of the year-long class. 

This is another exclusive course by Stylistic Scribe.  Focusing on events and people of the Middle Ages, middle-school students who have completed at least one Level A IEW course will continue to write progressively through the nine IEW units with a variety of stylistic techniques.

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Who Should Take This Course?

This is an IEW Level B course, which means that students should have had some exposure to the IEW method of outlining and writing at Level A. It is geared towards students ages 8 through 13 but will fit well for any student with an interest in improving writing skills at this level.

 What is included?

Cost includes weekly lessons on the IEW units, vocabulary/grammar lessons and games, and editing of papers if submitted to instructor by requested due date. Each student receives personalized feedback on written work. It is not required that students submit writing papers, but it is highly encouraged.

Scope & Sequence

Week 1               Multiple Source Research/Fused Outlines (Unit VI)

Week 2               Multiple Source Research/Fused Outlines

Week 3               Multiple Source Research/Fused Outlines

Week 4               Multiple Source Research – Introduction & Conclusion

Week 5               Five-Paragraph Research Paper – outline

Week 6               Five-Paragraph Research Paper – write

Week 7               Research Paper – Intro/Conclusion & Bibliography

Week 8               Writing from Pictures (Unit V)

Week 9               Writing from Pictures

Week 10             Writing from Prompts – Descriptive Essay (Unit VIII)

Week 11             Descriptive Essay

Week 12             Writing from Prompts – Personal Essay

Week 13             Personal Essay

Week 14             End-of-Session Celebration

Participating students will use the PDF download of Middle Ages – Writing with Structure and Style, which will be provided upon purchase of this class. (Value – $10.00)

This class begins on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time and occurs weekly through April 20, 2020, with two scheduled breaks.

IEW‘s method of learning to write works wonderfully! Learn more about IEW by watching this 6-minute video. Writing has never been so much fun!!!

Pre-requisites for Class:  Students who attend this class must have completed at least one Level A IEW course and the first half of this course.
Supplies Needed for this Class:  a 1 1/2″ or 2″ binder, thesaurus, pens, highlighters, 3″ X 5″ index cards, and a large ring or index box for vocabulary cards.
Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class:

  • Textbook for this class will be provided by the instructor and is included in the enrollment fee. There will be a $10 cancellation fee to account for the textbook.

Seats are limited, so please register soon!

Intermediate Writing – Spring 2020

This purchase is for the spring semester and completes this course.

$199.00

 

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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INTERMEDIATE WRITING CONTINUATION COURSE

IW-CC Spring Semester

This is the second semester of the year-long class. 

Who doesn’t love technology?  This writing course is for middle school  students who have completed an Institute for Excellence in Writing program through a Level B course. In this online class, students will read and write about the technology of the past while progressing in skills towards a full research report on technological topics of choice.  Class will be “out of this world!”

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Who Should Take This Course?

This is an IEW Level B CONTINUATION COURSE, which means that it is the second step for students who have completed the Level A Beginning Writing program.  Students in this course will be prepared for the Level C/Advanced Writing Class that is to follow during their next school year.

What is included?

Cost includes weekly lessons on the IEW stylistic and structural techniques (Units 1-5 this semester), vocabulary/grammar lessons and games, and editing of papers if submitted to instructor by requested due date.   Students will use advanced checklists provided by the teacher (not in the textbook) to continue to hone skills learned in previous class. Each student receives personalized feedback on written work.   It is not required that students submit writing papers, but it is highly encouraged.

Scope & Sequence

Week 1                        Unit VI: Research Report Part 1

Week 2                        Unit VI: Research Report Part 2

Week 3                        Unit VI: Research Report Part 3

Week 4                        Unit VI: Research Report w/ Intro/Conclusion

Week 5                        Unit VII: Writing from Brain

Week 6                        Unit VII: Writing from Brain w/ Intro & Conclusion

Week 7                        Unit VII: Invention Essay

Week 8                        Unit VIII: Research Project: Robotics Essay, Part 1

Week 9                        Unit VIII: Research Project: Robotics Essay, Part 2

Week 10                      Unit VIII: Research Project: Robotics Essay, Part 3

Week 11                      Unit VIII: Research Project: Robotics Essay, Part 4

Week 12                      Unit VIII: Research Project: Robotics Essay, Part 5

Week 13                      Unit IX: Critique

Week 14                      Unit IX: Critique & Review/Celebration

This semester will complete this course.

This class begins on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and occurs weekly through April 20, 2020, with two scheduled breaks. 

IEW‘s method of learning to write works wonderfully!   Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video.

Pre-requisites for Class:  Students who attend this class must have completed any level of IEW instruction.
Supplies Needed for this Class:  a 1 1/2″ or 2″ binder, thesaurus, pens, highlighters, and 3″ X 5″ index cards, and a file box to store the cards.

Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class

 

Intermediate Writing CONTINUATION COURSE – Spring 2020

This purchase is for the spring semester and completes this course.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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IEW & CWH

This course is for families who use

Connecting with History.

This course will be available again in Fall 2020. 

Please check back here or at RC History in the spring.

For more information, visit RC History’s website.

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high school

HIGH SCHOOL WRITING CLASSES


SELF-PACED S.A.T. Essay Writing

Please note:  Self-paced classes do not meet live.

This course is for independent students who are planning to take the SAT exam in the spring.  Learning the skills to effectively answer a prompt and to write a comprehensive, logical essay in the limited time is the goal of this class.   Weekly prompts are given, and students are taught the timing of each part of the process.  Like all things, practice provides comfort and confidence.  Every student who is preparing for the SAT should take this class!

This self-paced class will provide high school students an opportunity to be guided on the “how to” for writing an effective essay for the SAT exam.   In addition, students will practice writing essays as well as receive feedback based on the rubric used by the SAT.   While this is a self-paced class, there is a timed component of each written essay as instructed by teacher in each lesson.  Students will have the duration of the class subscription to complete five essays.

This class is a self-paced, subscription class.  Upon enrollment, you will gain immediate access to the class page and all class materials.  Your subscription to the class page runs for 120 days (about 4 months) during which time you can access the materials as much as you want.  Once your subscription time has ended, you will no longer have access to the class page. However, you can purchase another subscription any time you want and as many times as you want. It is 100% teacher-supported, and all class resources will be delivered via a class page online; although not all assignments are online.

Pre-requisites for Class: None

Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class: None

SAT Writing – Self-Paced Class

Purchase of this class begins a 12-week semester. Students work independently, following instructions presented by teacher in the recordings.

$100.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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SELF-PACED High School Writing

Composition: Powerful Paragraphs to Convincing Critiques

Please note: Self-Paced classes do not meet live.

This course is for the high school students who are independent workers and interested in refining writing skills.  Focusing on the different structures of paragraph writing, students will improve their writing skills and build their writing toolbox for higher education.

Students will have eight lessons to complete in this course.   Tools will be provided to guide students towards concise and clear expression of thoughts.  Focus of this course will be writing effective, coherent, and powerful paragraphs.  This is a skill that will last a lifetime!

Topics Covered:

Structure

The models of structure covered in this course will address the following:

  • Key Word Outlining and Writing from Notes
  • Descriptive, Analytical, Comparison/Contrast, Simple-to-Complex Paragraphs
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Summarizing References & Essay Writing
  • Literary Critique

Style

Elements of style taught in this course include techniques to encourage vibrant and succinct sentence writing, including IEW’s dress-ups and sentence openers.   Transitional words and phrases will be an integral part of this course as well.

What is included?

This self-paced class is the equivalent to a one-semester class.  It is 100% teacher-supported, and all class resources will be delivered via a class page online; although not all assignments are online.  Cost includes recorded lessons for each assignment as well as the editing of one assignment per lesson. Eight assignments will be expected over the course of twelve weeks, and each assignment will have specific requirements.  Each student receives personalized feedback on written work.   It is not required that students submit writing assignments, but it is highly encouraged.  Instructor will offer live office hours monthly in September and October and is available by email daily.

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video .

Pre-requisites for Class: High school students who are capable of writing complete sentences and who wish to refine their composition and write about topics of choice will benefit from this class.  Students should be capable of following detailed instructions and set goals to complete all writing requirements within a specified time frame.  It is best if students have at least one year of IEW experience, but all high school students are welcome!

Supplies Needed for this Class: (All Supplies Optional – See syllabus after enrollment for more information.)

Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class:

Self-Paced High School Writing

This purchase begins a 12-week semester. Student works independently, following the instructions of the teacher in the recordings.

$100.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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HYBRID High School Writing

Composition: Powerful Paragraphs to Convincing Critiques

 

HYBRID class — this class has weekly due dates.

Please note: Hybrid classes do not meet live.

While exactly the same as the self-paced class, this course for high school students who are independent workers and interested in refining writing skills will keep them on track with assignments due by a specified date.  There is nothing else different between the HYBRID and SELF-PACED classes.

Focusing on the different structures of paragraph writing, students will improve their writing skills and build their writing toolbox for higher education.

Students will have eight lessons to complete in this hybrid course with assignments submitted by the due dates.   Tools will be provided to guide students towards concise and clear expression of thoughts.  Focus of this course will be writing effective, coherent, and powerful paragraphs.  This is a skill that will last a lifetime!

Topics Covered:

Structure

The models of structure covered in this course will address the following:

  • Key Word Outlining and Writing from Notes
  • Descriptive, Analytical, Comparison/Contrast, Simple-to-Complex Paragraphs
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Summarizing References & Essay Writing
  • Literary Critique

Style

Elements of style taught in this course include techniques to encourage vibrant and succinct sentence writing, including IEW’s dress-ups and sentence openers.   Transitional words and phrases will be an integral part of this course as well.

What is included?

This hybrid class is the equivalent to a one-semester class.  It is 100% teacher-supported, and all class resources will be delivered via a class page online; although not all assignments are online.  Cost includes recorded lessons for each assignment as well as the editing of one assignment per lesson. Eight assignments will be expected over the course of twelve weeks, and each assignment will have specific requirements.  Each student receives personalized feedback on written work.   It is not required that students submit writing assignments, but it is highly encouraged.  Instructor will offer live office hours monthly in September and October and is available by email daily.

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Focus of this writing class will be the award-winning Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology of writing with structure and style, focusing on not plagiarizing while outlining and creating organized and well-written paragraphs.

Learn more about this IEW by watching this 6-minute video .

Pre-requisites for Class: High school students who are capable of writing complete sentences and who wish to refine their composition and write about topics of choice will benefit from this class.  Students should be capable of following detailed instructions and set goals to complete all writing requirements within a specified time frame.  It is best if students have at least one year of IEW experience, but all high school students are welcome!

Supplies Needed for this Class: (All Supplies Optional – See syllabus after enrollment for more information.)

Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class:

HYBRID – High School Writing

Purchase of this class begins a 12-week semester. Students work independently, following teacher instructions on the recordings as well as submitting assignments by posted due dates.

$100.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

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Editing Service and Private Lessons are also available.  Please contact Mrs. L. about your personal situation.