Course Description: This 8th-9th grade class is designed for students who have mastered grammar and are ready to focus on writing and composition. The first semester will utilize IEW’s The Elegant Essay. Students will walk through the entire essay-building process as they learn to write thesis statements, organize essays, and utilize transitions effectively. The second semester will build upon what was learned in first semester as IEW’s Windows to the World is used. Windows to the World teaches students how to analyze the primary elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. Students will also learn to view literature and the author's intentions. Students will read a variety of short stories and learn how to write an analysis based upon the story. Once the basic technique is learned, this method can carry students through high school literature classes and even college!
- IEW’s The Elegant Essay Student Book
- IEW’s Windows to the World Student Book
Copy/Supply fee: $30.00 (paid directly to Stephanie York at Orientation or the first class attended)
B.S. in Psychology and Masters in Education