5-6 Writing & Grammar 2022-2023

Mondays, 1:00-2:30

Instructor: Dee Pendergast      d.pend4@gmail.com       713-859-7780

Class Tuition: $550 per year or 10 equal installments of $55

Supply Fee: $105 per year, due at registration (covers all materials)

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 15.

Course Description: IEW lays a solid foundation of writing skills.  This class is appropriate for first- and second-year IEW students.  Students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.  Students will take notes, summarize narrative stories and references, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, compose creative essays and write critiques.

A good understanding of language is basic to the study of any subject and for communicating with others. In Fix It! Grammar, students will edit passages from Robin Hood each week.  At the end of the year, they will have written the entire story.  Grammar lessons will focus on parts of speech, grammar rules, punctuation, complex sentence structures, and vocabulary.

Students should expect to spend about four to five hours a week on homework.

Required Materials: (Teacher will purchase materials)