NEW! Writing Class for 2024-2025

Language Arts with an IEW Registered Instructor!

Wednesday mornings at Roundabout Books for the 2024-2025 school year!

Grades 6-8: US History-Based Writing Lessons with Fix It! Grammar

TUITION: $850 for entire school year

Non-refundable registration fee of $50 due by July 1.

Remaining tuition of $800 due by August 1.

WHEN: Wednesday mornings 10:30-12:00


  • US History-Based Writing Lessons  (student/teacher combo)
  • Fix It! Grammar -- student/teacher combo 
  • Suggested literature: (These will round out a full language-arts course.)
    • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla 
    • Night Journeys by Avi 
    • Give me Liberty by L.M. Elliot   
    • Guns for General Washington by Seymour Reit 
    • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman  
    • Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit
    • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson 
    • Journey to Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida 
    • Cheaper by the Dozen by Gilbreath and Carey

Students will complete assignments at home that will include:

  • writing keyword outlines
  • practicing style elements (varied sentence openers, strong verbs, descriptive adjectives, etc.)
  • writing paragraphs with topic and clincher sentences
  • crafting powerful introductions and conclusions
  • reacting to literature
  • writing stories from pictures
  • daily, bite-sized grammar lessons 

Important details:

  • All parents are strongly encouraged to attend. Parents who are new to IEW are REQUIRED to attend.
  • Parents will sign a contract with the teacher that outlines expectations for both parties.
  • There will be no tuition refunds after August 1 unless the teacher is unable to continue teaching.