IEW Writing 4th-6th

Teacher Name: Susan Price
Teacher Email:
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: none
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $25.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 4-6th (3rd or 7th+ with teacher permission)
Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 19
Midterm Enrollment: with teacher permission
Class Time: 2nd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-3 hours weekly

Required Materials or Books:
Ancient History-Based- Writing Lessons in Structure, Style, Grammar, and Vocabulary
Please order early so that student has his/her book the first day of classes. (Please be careful when sourcing this material. It is newly revised February 2018. Avoid ordering the older edition.)
3-ringed binder with page protectors
Readily accessible computer e-mail account (after we get started, we will primarily use Class Dojo, but you need e-mail for BVC communications, etc).
Colored pencils
3×5” index cards
Paper and ready access to a printer
Students will also download and print the FREE Student Resource Notebook e-book available on the link above when they order the IEW student book. (Hole punch and put into 3-ringed binder. We will use this info all year.)
See the following note from our publisher:
By purchasing this or any other book of theme-based writing lessons, you will automatically receive a complimentary copy of the Student Resource Notebook e-book with your order! (If you did not place your order online through our website, please check the copyright page for download information.)

Class Description:
Are you studying Ancient History in your homeschool this year? Did you cover it last year, or will you cover it next year? It does not matter; this is a writing course. While it will definitely reinforce and support your history curriculum if you are studying the ancients this year, the gripping stories about the ancients are simply the backdrop we will use to facilitate exploring wonderful writing techniques! A side benefit is that it will reinforce what you have already learned or provide a preview of what you will be learning in history. After all, who would not want to read and write about The Great Flood, The Fall of Babylon, Greek Myths, Roman Government, The Great Sphynx, The Great Pyramids, and more?

Ancient History-Based, Writing Lessons in Structure, Style, Grammar, and Vocabulary is an enjoyable yearlong writing course in which students will write about six major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, and Rome—while working progressively through the various IEW units and a variety of stylistic techniques.

Designed to teach structure and style in writing as based on Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Structure and Style course, these Ancient History based-lessons will encourage plenty of quality adjectives and verb usage. Examples are set in ancient history (Sumner, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece & Rome); “history note” sections are intended to provide insight into the civilizations students will be writing about. However, this book is not intended for use as a curriculum replacement, but rather as a tool for broadening subject knowledge while teaching writing.
Each unit in the student book follows the IEW S&S unit outline structure of key word outlines, narrative stories, summarizing, etc. Thirty-two lessons teach students about “Keyword Outlines”, rough draft checklists, practice sentences, and other strengthening exercises for “polished” writing. The Appendix includes a stylistic techniques chart, lists of quality adjectives, strong verbs, -ly words, five-senses words, proofreading marks, and vocabulary words. A set of vocabulary cards printed on light green cardstock is also included at the back of the book for parents to cut out. (*Some description from IEW and CBD websites.)

This class follows the same writing method introduced in All Things Fun and Fascinating during the 2015-2016 co-op year, the Beautiful Feet Writing course from 2016-2017, and Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales from 2017-2018. While no previous experience is required, this course is a perfect follow up to reinforce and apply the concepts learned over the last three years. Come write with us! This will be an adventure worth taking.

About Susan Price

Susan Price graduated from Baylor University in 1992. She is a wife of 30 years, and a homeschooling mother of three children- two who are in college and one who has completed graduate school. This will be Susan’s eleventh year to teach at Brazos Valley Co-op. Susan is committed to providing children with a classical Christian education. Her greatest desire is to prepare them to live out God’s plans for their lives in the time and place in which He has placed them.