Writers in Residence Volume 1 (Apprentice) Section 2

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Instructor: Heather A. Eades

Web-ex Time Slot: Wednesdays from 1—2PM EST

Course Fee: $499

Grade Level: 6th—8th

Alternative section for 4th—6th here.

Length of course: 32 weeks beginning the week of August 28, 2017

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Course Description

Course Description

Teaching students how to give voice to their experiences and ideas through the written word has been program author Debra Bell’s life work. Based around her new curriculum, Writers in Residence vol. 1 Apprentice, this class will serve as a writers group, where students will share their work with one another in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Led by a professional writer/editor as their writing coach, this class provides beginning writers with an audience for their work, targeted feedback on each stage of the writing process, and equips students to become authentic writers, critical thinkers, and excellent peer reviewers.

This class for middle graders/Jr. highers will focus on the art of writing well, maturing students in both skill and confidence through:

  • Creating authentic writing shaped by peer reviewers
  • Purposeful writing assignments and interactive, engaging skill builders
  • Becoming an active, critical reader who studies the craft of expert writers
  • Risk-taking and experimentation in writing to discover one’s God-given voice
  • Revising, shaping and polishing drafts
  • Writing with the reader in mind
  • Implementing the six traits writing model of: ideas, organization, sentence structure, word choice, voice, and conventions

 

While students will not receive letter grades for their writing assignments, as your student’s writing coach, I will provide instruction and guidance, as well as targeted feedback on each draft of the writing assignments.  Emphasis on all writing will be on the strengths and weaknesses of each student work, encouraging personal progress not perfection.

 Required Text: Writers in Residence Volume 1 (Apprentice) available here.

Instructor Bio

Mrs. Eades is a creative, fun-loving teacher, passionate about helping students discover and develop their creative gifts through writing and the arts. Heather A. Eades has over 20 years experience as both a professional editor and freelance writer, and has enjoyed teaching art and writing to homeschoolers for the past 6 years. She holds an MA in Education with certification in Early Literacy Instruction, a B.A. in the Visual Arts and English, and is also a homeschooling mama of 2 who has enjoyed using Writers in Residence with her own middle graders. She has served as an editor for SRA/McGraw-Hill, Inc., editor/writer for Group Publishing, Inc., columnist for F& W Publishing’s Memory Makers Magazine, writer for The Mailbox Magazine and books, and currently is part of the editorial team for Apologia Educational Ministries.

Email: eades.heather@gmail.com

Required Texts

Course Materials:

Writers in Residence Volume 1: Apprentice

Available here.

 

 

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Instructor Bio

Heather A. Eades

Heather Eades is a homeschooling mama-writer of two, who enjoys wearing multiple hats. With over twenty years of professional experience in publishing as both a writer and editor, her specialty has become designing and implementing creative curriculum and educational “fun-tivities” for all ages. And while she continues to work as a freelance writer/editor by night, by day she is passionate about homeschooling, teaching her own and other students in their homeschooling community.

 

Heather earned her B.A. in Visual Art and English from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH many moons ago, and recently completed her M.A. in education from the University of Colorado, along with certification in Early Literacy Instruction. She has served as an editor for SRA/McGraw-Hill, Inc., editor/writer for Group Publishing, Inc., columnist for F& W Publishing’s Memory Makers Magazine, writer for The Mailbox Magazine and books, and currently is part of the editorial team for Apologia Educational Ministries. She also holds 7 years of formal classroom teaching experience. She has loved combining both her education, experiences and her passion for the subject matter, teaching innovative art and writing classes over the past 6 years at a local homeschool co-op, a creative arts-based ministry, and also from her own home, for students K—jr. high. This past school year she especially enjoyed using Writers in Residence with her own middle graders.

 

In her spare time, Heather loves to laugh, exercise, help her husband volunteer in jr. high youth ministry at their church, and can be found consuming obscene amounts of coffee.

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