Taught from an IEW curriculum, this class will help middle school students prepare for high school writing. Vocabulary, key words, learning to make outlines, taking notes, retelling narrative stories, summarizing references, writing about literature and stylistic techniques will all be taught in this class. We will travel on reading adventures with Newberry Honor winners and celebrated authors, discussing how the authors literary style compare to what the students are learning about the art of writing.
All new books this year!
This class will read books from a variety of acclaimed authors. Through class discussions, small group discussions and games the students will learn how to employ different literary techniques. The students will learn how to create outlines, story sequence charts, form a five paragraph essay and prepare for high school writing. The goal of this class is for the students to be able to read and understand the material, then be able to write about what they have learned.
| ||, I am a certified ESL teacher with a background in linguistics, literature, history and dance. I have taught at Palaestra for many years and more recently started teaching at Home School Connections. My middle school aged daughter keeps me on my toes and is teaching me to enjoy science, specifically chemistry. I really enjoy teaching writing and literature. My goal is to show students that writing can be if not fun, at least tolerable. When I am not "dance momming” or teaching, I am usually knitting.