If you have noticed the dates on my articles, you might wonder why I write them that way. For instance, the date on this post is 15 October 2021, not October 15, 2021 as is usually written in the U.S. Actually, the date format I use is the one required by MLA, the Modern Language … Continue reading Why Do You Write the Date So Funny?
I'm really enjoying the PREP-1 class! I think this will prove to be one of my favorite classes ever. I forgot to start the recording at the beginning of the class, so this video does not include the first part, when the students gave their oral reports from one of the key word outlines they … Continue reading PREP-1 Is Off to a Great Start!
Last night I held my local Writing Parents' Meeting for parents of local registered students! The Online Writing Parents' Meeting is this Thursday evening on Zoom. The meetings always fire up my enthusiasm for the start of classes the following week! Many of my writing families are long-term friends, because I have the pleasure of … Continue reading Writing Parents’ Information Meetings This Week!
I'm so excited to show off my newest handbook: PREP-1! The handbook contains all the instructions, assignment sheets, and source texts for the Key Work Outlining and oral reports that the students will be doing for the year. Additional material in the handbook, which may be used for individual students depending on their progress, includes … Continue reading The New PREP-1 Handbooks Have Arrived!
Materials have been mailed to online students and the Parents' Information Meetings are about three weeks away! Local parents will meet on August 31st and online parents on September 2nd! It's not too late to join a class, but time is growing short, so if you would like to find out more, send me an … Continue reading Classes start in about 4 weeks!
This was the last week of classes for all Writing to Learn levels! It was a swift and busy year, with my largest number of students ever. Levels 1 and 2 completed Final Exams, and Level 3 presented their Super Essays, a term paper that that they worked on throughout the year, on the subject … Continue reading It’s All Over But the Grading!
I kept seeing a link to the "Well Trained Mind Forum" as a Referrer on my website stat page. Curious about how people were finding my website from Well Trained Mind, I searched the forums for my website URL. Up popped this wonderful review of my classes! I really don't know which of my Level … Continue reading “Well Trained Mind” Review!
Today I interviewed Sarah, one of my Veteran Writing Moms, about skills needed in the Real World! Sarah shares some experiences about the effect of writing style and following directions on her work.Sarah's experience is all too common in the work world, even among professionals who ought to know how to do things correctly. It … Continue reading Writing Class Skills in Real Life: Writing Style and Following Directions
Some of my parents wonder whether their Level 1 graduates are ready for Level 2. Back in my early days of teaching IEW, I took 6th graders in Level 1 and some went on to Level 2 in 7th grade. After a few years, though, I began to see a difference in the kind of … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal about Level 2?
All Writing to Learn classes are available as online classes held live through Zoom, a wonderful free app that allows us to see and hear each other in real time! Online classes are limited to 14 students per class. See my class schedule for days and times of available online classes. Level 1 and Level … Continue reading Online Classes