ONLINE CLASSES – Fall 2020 Semester

Sylistic Scribe Banner

Please scroll down to view what is available for the new school year that begins in August, 2020.

 

 Beginning Writing Class

BW Fall Semester

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 9 through 12 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.

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

Scope & Sequence

Week #1 IEW Unit 1 Key Word Outlines
Week #2 IEW Unit 1 Key Word Outlines
Week #3 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, Strong Verbs, Quotation Marks
Week #4 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, Quality Adjectives, -ly Words
Week #5 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, Morals, Creating Titles
Week #6 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines
Week #7 IEW Unit 2 Writing from Outlines, #3 Sentence Opener, alliteration
Week #8 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories
Week #9 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories
Week #10 IEW Unit 3 Narrative Stories (Three-Paragraph Report)
Week #11 Review

Beginning Writing – Fall 2020

This purchase is for the FALL semester.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

___________________________________________________________________

 Beginning Writing Continuation Course

BW-CC Fall Semester

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, 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

Lesson 1                       IEW Unit I – Key Word Outlines
Lesson 2                       IEW Unit II – Writing from Key Word Outlines
Lesson 3                       IEW Unit II – Writing from Key Word Outlines
Lesson 4                       IEW Unit II – Writing from Key Word Outlines
Lesson 5                       IEW Unit III – Narrative Stories
Lesson 6                       IEW Unit III – Narrative Stories
Lesson 7                       IEW Unit III – Narrative Stories
Lesson 8                       IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References
Lesson 9                       IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References
Lesson 10                     IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References
Lesson 11                     IEW Unit IV – Summarizing References/3-Paragraph Report

This Fall class is Semester 1 only.  Winter/Spring is a separate semester (Semester 2) and will complete the entire 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 who attend this class must have completed a Level A IEW 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:

This class is subject to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy. There will be a $10 cancellation fee to account for the textbook.

 

Beginning Writing CONTINUATION COURSE – Fall 2020

This purchase is for the FALL SEMESTER only.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

___________________________________________________________________

INTERMEDIATE WRITING

IW Fall Semester

In this course, students will write about people and events of the Middle Ages while working progressively through the nine IEW units and 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 IEW method of outlining and writing at Level A.  It is geared towards students ages 10 through 15 but will fit well for any student with an interest in improving writing skills and/or those who need instruction.

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.

 

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

 

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

Supplies Needed:

Items you will need for class are: a 1 1/2″binder, thesaurus, pens, highlighters, and a large ring or index box for vocabulary cards.

This is SESSION 1 of the course and will continue next semester.

Scope & Sequence

Week 1                        REVIEW: Key Word Outlines, Structure, & Dress-Ups

Week 2                        Summarizing References (Unit IV)

Week 3                        Summarizing References

Week 4                        Summarizing References

Week 5                        Summarizing References

Week 6                        Summarizing References

Week 7                        Narrative Writing (Unit III)

Week 8                        Narrative Writing

Week 9                        Critiques (Unit IX)

Week 10                      Critique of Choice – medieval story

Week 11                      Review Games

 

Writing has never been so much fun!!!  

This class is subject to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy. There will be a $10 cancellation fee to account for the textbook.

Intermediate Writing – Fall 2020

This purchase is for the FALL SEMESTER only.

$199.00

 

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

____________________________________________________________________

INTERMEDIATE WRITING CONTINUATION COURSE

IW-CC Fall Semester

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                        REVIEW: Key Word Outlines & Structure

Week 2                        Units I & II: KWO & Stylistic Technique

Week 3                        Unit III: Story Sequence Chart & Stylistic Technique

Week 4                        Unit III: Story Sequence Chart, Stylistic Technique, Titles

Week 5                        Unit III: Story Sequence Chart, Stylistic Technique, Titles

Week 6                        Unit IV: Summarizing References

Week 7                        Unit IV: Summarizing References & Sentence Openers Review

Week 8                        Unit IV: Summarizing References & Sentence Opener #4

Week 9                        Unit V: Writing from Pictures

Week 10                      Unit V: Writing from Pictures & Sentence Opener #5

Week 11                      Review

 

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 and be ready to outline independently and write three-paragraph reports.
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 – Fall 2020

This purchase is for the FALL SEMESTER ONLY.

$199.00

Please be aware of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CLASS ENROLLMENTS

____________________________________________________________________

**************************************

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.

__________________________________________________________________

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

______________________________________________________________

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

_________________________________________________________________

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Please tell your friends

about all these wonderful writing and literature opportunities!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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