2022-2023 Middle School Classes (6-8th Grade)

Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons*

(6-8th)

Experience the adventures of the ancient world! This theme-based writing curriculum exposes students to the ancient world through cultural literature and the study of famous places and events while they learn to write with the Structure and Style®️ writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in grades 4-7, these lessons cover all nine IEW Units. Vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads are also included. Includes two novel studies.

Mondays, 11-12 p.m. PST

Meets in person

*literature selections:

The Golden Goblet

The Bronze Bow (contains distinctly Chrisitan content)

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**New listing!

Literature & the Lost Tools of Writing

(6-8th)

In this class, we will pair quality literature with analysis and persuasive essays. Every writer - no matter how old or experienced or published - has to come up with good ideas, organize those ideas clearly, and express them effectively. The three canons of classical rhetoric - Invention, Arrangement, Elocution - do this. Once the aspiring writer grasps how to employ these tools effectively the stresses and confusions that accompany writing begin to fade and with it the fear that often comes with writing assignments.

Mondays, 1-2 p.m. PST

Meets in person

Literature selections:

Little Britches

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Where the Red Fern Grows

The Hobbit

The Hiding Place

The Old Man and the Sea

Master Cornhill

Adam of the Road


*Contains distinctly Christian content

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You can also purchase a book bundle through Exodus Books:

https://www.exodusbooks.com/wordwielder-literature-the-lost-tools-of-writing/83913/



U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons

(6-8th)

Travel back in time to early United States history! This theme-based writing curriculum allows students to delve into the excitement of explorers, battles, land expansion, famous ships, and founding fathers while learning to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in grades 6–8, these lessons cover all nine IEW Units. Includes two novel studies.

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST

Meets online

*literature selections, Carry on Mr. Bowditch and Rifles for Watie may contain distinctly Christian content

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