Writing

Writing Seminars

Institute for Excellence in Writing (fall)

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Parents Only

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Students (fall)

High School Writing Intensive 

Institute for Excellence in Writing (spring)

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Students (spring)

Institute for Excellence in Writing

September 13, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $60/ student

(Ages 9-12, parents attend free)

What students need to know:

With over 10 years of experience tutoring IEW writing, Ms. Stephanie offers this one day intensive as an introduction to the world of dress ups and sentence openers. Students new to writing are often intimidated by writing rules and standards.  This class serves the newest writers by taking away the mystery and replacing it with the tools for mastery. 

 

Join Ms. Stephanie for a fun-filled one day intensive that will start your journey through IEW.  We will cover the following:

  • how to outline researched text.

  • how to enhance writing with strong verbs, quality adjectives, and adverbs.

  • how to vary sentence structure.

  • how to avoid plagarism.

What parents need to know:

This four hour class will empower you to tutor your children for the rest of the year and take their writing to the next level. If you find yourself not excited about watching hours and hours of video to help you understand the program, let Ms. Stephanie help you wade through all of the information in one morning.  She will be teaching you as parents and using your children as "props" for demonstration.  You will leave the day full of ideas and ready to start a successful journey into the world of writing.

Consider coming back May 1, 2020 for an IEW Recap.  Bring your papers for review and learn even more writing skills. 

 

Materials:

  • Student Writing Intensive Level B [Notebook & Packet) ($19.00)

    • ​includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, and grammar practice.

  • ​Student Resource Book - free downlod with purchase of IEW materials

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Parents Only

September 20, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $30/ parent

What parents need to know:

This is a fantastic curriculum, but it is difficult to understand without guidance. Join Ms. Stephanie for a thorough overview of the program that will give your children a foundation for almost any kind of writing structure they will need in high school, college, and beyond. We will cover how to come up with ideas, how to organize ideas, and how to write with advanced literary elements of style. Even if you have enrolled your child in a Lost Tools class with another tutorial, this class will give you the overview you need to have a successful year. Most importantly, parents will have an opportunity to practice this method so that they, in light of the proven classical method, will then be able to teach their own children these useful skills.

Let Ms. Stephanie teach you how to teach your own children! Then bring your child to class on Oct 4 & 18 for their two day intensive where they put these skills to practice.

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NOTE: The teacher guide and videos are highly recommended to help parents through the year teach their children.  However, either the teacher guide or student workbook may be brought to the parent class.

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Students 

October 4 & 18, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $110/ student

(Ages 13-18, parents attend free)

Essays One -Five

What students need to know:

There are three main problems students tend to have when writing: what to write about, how to organize a paper, and how to make it sound good!  What if we can help with all three of these areas.  Lost Tools of Writing helps take the mystery out of writing.  With objective standards and easy to remember way to generate ideas, writing can be an enjoyable and even victorious endeavor. Let's take two days to change your mind about writing. Whether you are 13 and just starting your writing journey, or 18 and need a strong refresher, this is the course for you. We will cover the following:

  • Comparison I & II

  • Definition

  • Sorting

  • Exordium

  • Amplification

  • Division

  • Parallelism I & II

  • Verbs

  • Antithesis

What parents need to know:

This is an excellent curriculum, but many parents buy it with great hopes and then give up because they can't follow the program.  With this two-day intensive, your student will understand the program, gain practice, and even a preference for this method of generating ideas and organization.

Let's get your family started off right in October, and then consider returning May 8 for a Lost Tools Recap. Bring your papers in May for review and learn even more skills.

Materials:

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NOTE: The teacher guide and videos are highly recommended to help parents through the year teach their children.  However, the student workbook should be brought to the student class.

High School Writing Intensive 

March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $200/ student

(Ages 13-18, parents attend free)

What students need to know:

You never know what kind of paper will be assigned when you take an English class.  Wouldn't it be great to have practiced several types of writing and already have a template to use?  In this intensive you will spend four days learning and practicing four types of essays: Literature Analysis, Character Analysis, Creative, Comparitive. There will be reading to prepare for the class, but the class will be full of practice and feedback.  You'll never again have this much fun in a writing class!

What parents need to know:

Students need tools in their writing tool box.  After the basic research paper and persuasive essay, what else do they need?  They will likely need to write several different papers in their high school and college careers.  This class will give them the writing experience they need to approach these papers with confidence.  The tools they will receive will enable them to convert their skills to almost any type of writing they face in their academic careers.

 

Materials:

Materials fees - $10

Institute for Excellence in Writing

May 1, 2019 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $60/ student

(Ages 9-12, parents attend free)

What students need to know:

If you have been practicing all year, now is the time to bring your papers in and check that you are using all of your new skills to the best of your ability. We will review all the dress ups and sentences structures and practice writing with pictures, critiques and research papers. It's not required that you have attended the IEW Intensive in the fall, but if you join this class, you should have been working dilligently throughout the year to be able to keep up for the day.

What parents need to know:

After months of practicing, this is a great opportunity to have fresh eyes give your children feedback on their papers.  In addition, don't miss the very important lessons on past perfect with writing with pictures, the sophisticated vocabulary of critiques, and how to use fused outlines properly with research papers.

Materials:

  • Student Writing Intensive Level B [Notebook & Packet) ($19.00)

    • ​includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, and grammar practice.

  • ​Student Resource Book - free downlod with purchase if IEW materials

Lost Tool of Writing Level 1 for Students 

May 8, 2020 - 8:00 am-12:00 pm - $60/ student

(Ages 13-18, parents attend free)

What students need to know:

Bring your papers and let's check your progress.  How are you doing with coming up with ideas, organizing the more advanced outlines, and using all of the fantastic elocution elements? Let's finish the book and round out your persuasive writing skills.  We will cover the following:

  • Review

  • Circumstance

  • Relation

  • Testimony

  • Refutation

  • Narratio

  • Simile

  • Alliteration

  • Metaphor

What parents to know:

Although this program seems to start out very simply, the students quickly begin adding vast amounts of information to their papers.  This is a great way to check their progress and add in the last elements of the program. It's not necessary that your child have attended the LTOW intensive in the fall, but they should have been diligently working on their papers throughout the year in order to keep up with the this class.

Materials:

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NOTE: The teacher guide and videos are highly recommended to help parents through the year teach their children.  However, the student workbook should be brought to the student class.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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