2020-2021 Course Offerings

 

Registration will begin February 16, priority registration will be given to existing families until March 1.

If you are interested in any course, please complete a registration form and send it to me with your registration fee.  Keep in mind that I do not reserve a spot for a student unless I have a completed registration form and a registration fee.  

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I do not yet have class times, but if you would like some influence in that process, turn in a registration form as soon as you can. You may list a second choice if your student is eligible for that class in case a course does not reach sufficient enrollment or the time does not fit your schedule. No registration fees will be deposited until we know for sure that the class time works for your family.

IMPORTANT:  Although six courses are listed, I will not be teaching  more than 5 classes.  The classes that get scheduled will be the five with the highest enrollment (eight students minimum, maximum of 12). I will only offer a course if there are eight students registered by May 15, and the maximum class size is twelve.  Once a class is full, I will place students on a waitlist. I recommend getting on a waitlist if your desired class fills up prior to the schedule being set, as there is a possibility that spots will open due to scheduling.

Courses will meet at my home in Geneva. For families who are a bit further away, carpooling may be an option.  I also have 20 acres, a porch, and a separate “study” area if you would like to stay during class.

Beginning: Wednesdays 1-2:45 pm (Grades 4-6) 3 spots left 

This course is an excellent entry into the IEW method of writing with structure and style.  Using the book All Things Fun and Fascinating, the course walks students through the first seven of the nine IEW units.  Grammar is the Fix-it program by Pamela White.  Additionally, in an effort to put good language in so we can get good language out, a portion of every class will be spent listening to and discussing great literature.  Keyboarding skills or a parent typist are recommended.

A/B Level Writing Lessons: Wednesdays 11-12:45 FULL ( Grades 5-8, or Completed 1 year with Mrs. Odell)

Using the IEW Curriculum Ancient History-Based Writing Lesson, students will explore the civilizations of Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, Rome, Asia Minor, and Asia, the peoples ideas, traditions, systems of government, feats, and wonderful skills. As they do, they will work through IEW’s structural units 1-9 in order; with the elements of style introduced gradually. Grammar is the Fix-it program by Pamela White. Additionally, we will continue putting good language in so we can get good language out. A portion of every class will be spent listening to and discussing literature selections that reinforce learning about Ancient History. Students will also need the Student Resource PACKET from IEW. Keyboarding skills or a parent typist are recommended. Waitlist only.

Scope and Sequence Ancient History

Narnia Based Writing Lessons: (Grades 7-11) Excellent course for 7-9th graders with prior IEW experience or high school students with no prior IEW experience. Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 30 lessons (with two bonus lessons) beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia while working through IEW’s 9 structural models. Additionally, in an effort to put good language in so we can get good language out, a portion of every class will be spent listening to and discussing the Narnia books.  Grammar is the Fix-it program by Pamela White.  All work must be typed.   

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World History-Based Writing Lessons: Thursdays 12-2:00 (Grades 7-11) FULL. Waitlist applications accepted.

Excellent course for 7-9th graders with prior IEW experience or high school students with no prior IEW experience. Using the IEW lessons by Lori Verstegen, 7th to 11th-grade students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events and people around the globe. This yearlong course explores world history from Gutenberg to twenty-first-century technology. Grammar is the Fix-it program by Pamela White.  Additionally, we will continue putting good language in so we can get good language out.  A portion of every class will be spent listening to and discussing literature. Students will also need the Student Resource PACKET from IEW. All work must be typed.

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Bible-Based Writing Lessons: Wednesdays 9-10:45;  One spot left

(Grades 9-12 or 8th grader with IEW experience)  Excellent introduction to the IEW method for high school students with no prior IEW experience.  Using the new Bible-based Writing Lessons from IEW, students will develop and improve composition skills while deepening Biblical understanding.  The syllabus works through all 9 of the IEW Structural units and gives extra attention to different types of essays that students will be likely to encounter in higher education, such as research writing and argumentative essays.  In addition to the IEW basics of structure and style, this course offers high schoolers advanced structural techniques to formulate well-reasoned and cohesive paragraphs and essays. Students will also need the Student Resource PACKET from IEW and selected novels for literature. This course can count as Honors English with the suggested reading list.  Grammar is the Fix-it Program by Pamela White. All work must be typed.

Scope and Sequence Bible Based High School Writing

Writing Research Papers: (Grades 10-12 with prior IEW experience–preferably with me.)  4 more students needed for course to be offered.

This is an advanced writing course to help students develop the skills to research and write comprehensive, well-reasoned research papers.  In addition to IEW structure and style elements, this course focuses on research methods, evaluating sources, and developing thesis statements both from a prompt and without one.  It will only be offered if enrollment is sufficient.  The text is Writing Research Papers by Lesha Myers (from IEW).  Students will also need the Student Resource PACKET from IEW and selected novels for literature. All work must be typed.

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