Monday / Thursday 8:30 - 9:45am, 9:50-11:05am
Tuesday / Friday 8:30 - 9:45am, 9:50-11:05am
English 7 is designed to teach writing and language skills, including vocabulary, with a grammar overview. Students will engage in creative expression in a variety of literary and writing forms. Emphasis will be on the development of a personal writing style and transitioning from the mechanics of writing to the art of writing. By incorporating source texts from Fundamentals history, science, and literature while employing and expanding on core IEW writing techniques, students will reinforce concepts and develop their writing skills. Students will be introduced to note-taking, outlining, oral and written reports, analyzing plot outlines, and creative stories to improve their writing and build confidence with stylistic techniques. Students will also read a selection of literary works intended to expose them to some of the best writing from authors around the world. Students will have weekly literature-based writing assignments and will use their own notes and textbooks from history and science to complete a world history report and a science research paper. This course serves as a core academic middle school course. Weekly use of Circle’s eLearning Campus (online classroom component) will be required. This course meets twice a week.
Recommended resource for parents new to IEW writing: IEW’s Teaching Writing: Structure and Style.