U.S. HISTORY-BASED WRITING with LITERATURE (2018-19) New! Students develop composition skills and style for all nine writing models of the Structure and Style Writing Method™.  While learning about people and events from the explorers to the twentieth century, we’ll read and discuss seven novels that integrate with the historical topics used for writing assignments. Teaching the Classics literature and Fix It Grammar is taught. Vocabulary is emphasized.  

INTERACTIVE and ENGAGING: Not a lecture! In this live, interactive course, students see and hear each other in real time as I teach Excellence in Writing™ for each assignment. We discuss the literature, work through writing and grammar exercises and quizzes, and review key principles and rules for editing with direct Fix It Grammar instruction. 28 weekly sessions of 90 minutes--one English credit. Classes are recorded. 
For students going into grades 6-8 (ages 11-13). No previous IEW writing experience required. Advanced option is used for experienced students. If students have completed Fix It Nose Tree, they may do the next Fix It book. See book list here. Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 p.m Eastern Time

MENTORED LEARNING. Let IEW Certified Instructor Cathy Flowers assist you in your homeschooling journey. With live, interactive sessions, students receive consistent weekly tutoring, book discussions to develop literary analysis, regular writing and grammar instruction, and personalized feedback with a grade on all assignments. Classes are designed to build oral and written communication skills in speech and composition.

OPEN HOUSE: To see my short introduction, click here for the Open House recording. 

ENROLLMENT opens March 30.  Begins August 14, 2018ENROLL here. Class is FULL.  Check out World History Writing next year, 2019-20!

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Each student needs to have his or her own computer with high speed connection and personal headset with built in microphone.  It is important each student has a working web cam, too, for group discussion time and when giving answers or presenting speeches.