U.S. History-Based Writing Live Online - Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) Also available On-demand Date: Aug. 24, 2022 -May 12, 2023
Instructor: Renee Metcalf Course Description: Are you studying American history? Then you will love pairing a writing course such as this that uses engaging source texts centered on important people and key events in American history! Using IEW's U.S. History-Based Writing, this systematic and incremental approach removes much anxiety over writing as lessons are introduced slowly and build gradually. Students learn to extract main ideas, construct an outline, and write from their notes. Applying the stylistic techniques that they learn improves the sound and fluency of their writing. In addition, they learn relevant vocabulary, conduct research, and write a variety of papers: summaries, stories, mini-research, and writing from their brain. Tuition: $59/month or $212/semester Texts: U.S. History-Based Writing, 2nd edition (Nov. 2019) student book by Lori Verstegen ISBN: 978-1-62341-324-8 Student Resource Packet The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George OR By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman Goals and Objectives: Learn about famous people and events from American history. Create outlines and take notes suitable to the type of writing structure. Use the parts of speech to communicate accurately and effectively. Creative captivating titles and introductions. Write satisfying conclusions. Use a variety of sentence patterns to add complexity. Write original compositions. Explore creative writing. Learn to fuse notes from several sources, the foundation of research. Critique a novel.