One of my main tasks this summer was to complete my biennial reaccreditation with IEW. The process includes submitting: A summary of six hours of IEW audio lectures; My lesson plans for each of my courses; Letters of recommendation from a parent and a student; Two papers, one written at the beginning and another at … Continue reading Reaccredited!
Visit my story chart page for the newest addition: The Black Stallion!
Although registration for my 2021/2022 Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) classes, for both local and live Zoom online classes, will continue through July, the $35 Early Bird discount for registration ends this coming Monday, May 31st. If you want to find out more about the classes, go to my CONTACT tab and send me an email!
Well, I finally read it. All my life I have avoided Where the Red Fern Grows because I knew it was a sad dog story. But one of my students wanted to write about it, and I needed to make a story chart, so I finally read it. Not only is it a beautiful story … Continue reading Featured Story Chart: WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS
I have used the Thinkwave academic site for years as my online "base of operations" for Writing to Learn classes. It improves all the time! Thinkwave calls their product an "online gradebook," but it is so much more. Here are some features that I love about Thinkwave: easy access to Homework resources Each assignment for … Continue reading Online Academic Site: Thinkwave
The story of Joseph can be found in the Bible, in the Book of Genesis, chapters 37 through 50. It is interrupted briefly in chapter 38, but resumes in chapter 39. Readers of early heroic literature, such as the Iliad, Beowulf, or the early King Arthur versions, will notice that "Joseph" is different. Although it … Continue reading Featured Story Chart: “The Story of Joseph” with Complete Text
For years I have recognized the need for a pre-Level 1 class for students who are not language-ready for the work of Level 1. Many students struggle with language arts for various reasons and need extra preparation. Some have language-based learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Others simply have not stored enough language experience in their … Continue reading New for 2021-22 School Year: PREP-1!
Please click on the “Classes” tab for the schedule, pricing, and course descriptions! If you want to register for classes, please click on the Contact tab and send me an email to request registration materials. If you have questions, please email me through the form on the Contact tab and I will be happy to … Continue reading Registration for 2021-2022 Classes Now Open!
What better love story could there be for Valentine's Day than Elizabeth and Darcy's? I have a long history with Pride and Prejudice, full of wonderful memories. I first listened to it on cassette tape on a harrowing road trip at night through the North Carolina mountains with my mother and children. It was dark … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Featured Story Chart: Pride and Prejudice
Alice in Wonderland is the second most frequently downloaded of my story charts! This testifies to the book's enduring popularity. Lewis Carroll was the pen name of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Fortunately, he had practiced writing stories and poems all his life. Alice sprang from his prepared imagination, but curiously, she possessed a life … Continue reading Featured Story Chart: Alice in Wonderland