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Writing Skills 4: U.S.History


Elementary (Grades 4-8)

Full Year Course

Writing Skills 4: U.S. History

Meets: Tuesdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. CST

Meeting days and times reflect the FALL 2023 schedule. 

Instructor: Beth Purcell

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Writing Skills 4: U.S. History is designed for 4th through 8th graders. This Elementary Writing class will teach your elementary students the structure of basic writing, as well as stylistic techniques, some grammar, vocabulary, and more!

We will be time-traveling back through United States history in this class! We will read and write about everything from the early explorers through the American Revolution and onto Westward Expansion. Our text will be the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s U.S. History-themed curriculum, from which we will learn to write skillfully with the Structure and Style® writing method. 

Our class time will be devoted to reading each week’s reading passage and then working together to implement specific writing styles. As we learn how to better our writing, each student will be responsible for writing one piece every week based on the content and style learned in class. Students will have the opportunity to read their own writing in class and listen and appreciate their classmates' writing.  We will learn how to best critique each other’s work positively and how to improve our writing by working together.   

Writing Skills 4: U.S. History will include English grammar instruction. This will be an important part of this class and students will solidify their understanding and usage of parts of speech, types of sentences, and much more!

Writing Skills 4: U.S. History is a full-year course is best for students in 4th-8th grade. The text includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads. Elementary Writing is a fun and inspiring class that will give your students the skills that they need for future writing success!

Required Text: U.S History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]


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