IEW Ancient History Based Composition (2nd – 5th)

IEW Ancient History Based Composition (Elementary)

Grade Level: 2nd – 5th grades

Ages: Elementary age

Classes Meet: Mondays

Semester 1: Monday, September 13th – November 29th, 2021

Semester 2: Monday, January 10th – March 28th, 2022.

(December 6th and April 4th will be make-up days if needed.)

Times: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Instructor: Tara McClure


Tuition / Fees: $250.00 tuition ($125.00 per semester) + $25.00 Supply Fee. An enrollment fee of $25 plus the materials fee of $25 is due within 2 weeks of registration and will come off of your tuition. Both the supply fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable and will hold your place in the class.

Course Description: Ancient History Based Writing Lessons is a comprehensive class for learning and then practicing and fine tuning a wide variety of writing skills.  Starting with pre-writing and key word outlining this course teaches students to think about a source text and make decisions about what they see as significant information.  This process develops thinking, decision making and organization of thoughts. The course goes onto teach formats for a large variety of paragraphs and full essays.  The book alternates between report writing and creative writing assignments which helps to keep it interesting for the student. A variety of grammar and literary devices are peppered throughout the course as well as both reinforcing basic skills and introducing new techniques.  As the title implies, most of the source texts for this course are related to a historical even from ancient history. It is arranged in a chronological fashion and couples with most history curriculum covering that time period. It also functions as a stand-alone course.  The student book can be purchased from Institute for Excellence in Writing or Christian Book Distributors.

Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only] | Institute for Excellence in Writing (

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