Writing Level C (High School)

Teacher: Anita Hamrick

Age of Students: 14 and up

Class Fee: $10

Length: 2 Semesters

Class Capacity: 15-20

Prerequisites: High School Age (If your child is not a fan of writing or their schedule doesn’t allow for the high school writing period, they can take Lauren Mitchell’s class or my middle school class. All the classes will teach the same structure and style models of writing, but these will be at a slower pace.)

Class Description:

How does IEW’s writing program work?

IEW’s unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. They will learn nine structural models (note taking, writing paragraphs, stories, simple reports, writing from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays, and critiques) to help them organize any type of composition. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, sentence openers, and more) are taught incrementally to gently move students from the basics into more sophisticated writing.

Because of our amazing student success last year, our co-op has decided to invest in the DVDs of the IEW program for the middle school and high school classes. The DVD use in class will be a fraction of our class time. This will allow a more streamlined learning approach giving the class ample time to put the lessons into practice.

This class will move at more of a high school pace compared to last year’s pace. Last year the high school work was purposefully middle school level to get a solid foundation and a feel for how the program would work in our co-op. Under Lauren Mitchell, we saw great success and feel this investment will pay off with seeing our students become even more amazing writers and communicators.

Homework Requirements:

One properly formatted paper (two typed and printed copies) turned in every week beginning with week 2.  Homework should be 30-60 minutes each day. The amount of time will depend on the length of the assignment, class time and student’s abilities.

Required Materials: