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People & Places in Our Community, 2024-2025 academic year, 1st-2nd, Instructor Haring, Thursdays, 5:45pm CST

People & Places in Our Community, 2024-2025 academic year, 1st-2nd, Instructor Haring, Thursdays, 5:45pm CST

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People & Places in Our Community (grades 1-2 or equivalent, no previous IEW experience required, grades 3-4 remedial)

Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm CST

September 5th-December 19th (no classes on October 3rd, 17th, 24th, or 31st); 

January 9th-May 1st

After purchasing this class, you will receive downloadable instructions via email.

All students must be able to read at the 1st-grade level or higher. All students must own a copy of the student manual for this course. You may purchase it from IEW by clicking here.

The purchase of the student book includes a free PDF copy of additional material: The Student Resource Packet. If you would prefer to order a printed copy instead, you may do so by clicking here. (I recommend the printed version--it will be useful to your student for many years to come.)

This themed writing unit is a wonderful option for new or remedial learners. Because of its brilliantly methodical approach and the use of checklists, it works equally well for enthusiastic and reluctant writers.

IEW produces a highly acclaimed writing method that benefits both reluctant and eager writers, and everyone in between! Susan Barton recommends it for dyslexic students as well. While all students benefit from parental involvement, children with learning challenges will need extra parental support at home; I suggest these parents attend classes alongside their children.

The organization of materials is highly logical and uses the mastery approach: EZ+1. Students refer to checklists throughout so that each student has the tools to achieve 100% on every assignment. Students who fail to complete the checklist requirements before turning in an assignment will have at least one opportunity to correct their mistakes.

For this special course, the instructor will advance at the pace of the students, taking longer with some assignments if necessary. The result is that some groups of students will not entirely finish the book, but they will still be prepped to begin a new class next year. The ultimate goal is mastery of presented skills, not 100% completion of the course.

All assignments must be typed, either by the student or a parent. Parents are responsible for editing rough drafts for basic spelling and punctuation; final grades are based solely on the student's completion of the checklist. Reasons we require typed homework: it's easier for parents to access the comments that are left directly on the assignment, and we sometimes have trouble reading handwritten pages. Students may still practice handwriting the assignment at home. :)

Megan’s devotion is to teach grammar and writing in an atmosphere designed to reduce stress and create enjoyment! As a writing and grammar teacher, she specializes in establishing a fun learning environment that cultivates a new relish for writing while nurturing the seeds of knowledge.

To make sure our teaching philosophy aligns with yours, please review the following articles before signing up for classes: Letter to Parents, Our Teaching Philosophy, The 4 Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing.

Online classes meet via Zoom.

If a student is unable to complete the class for some reason, they will still have access to the videos. :)

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