The Eyre Writing Center Journal (EWJ)
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At EWC, we believe that the best way to become a better writer is to read and write every day. But we also know that this is not always as simple as it seems. Many parents have several questions:
- What should my child be reading on a daily basis?
- What should my child be writing on a daily basis?
- How will my child be receiving feedback on their written work?
As an answer to all these questions, we have created the Eyre Writing Journal! At EWJ, we provide materials, support, and an outlet for students to read and write every day, and even to have their work published. Read all about the program specifics by downloading the full packet below!
Intro 100/150 Series
The Intro 100s series starts at the very beginning from building sentences using “applied grammar” to constructing paragraphs. Writing lessons will be based on reading material taken from short stories, newspaper articles, and essays, and various personal narratives. Students will also:
- Build their vocabulary through above-grade level reading assignments
- Learn how to write a personal narrative and biography under timed conditions
- Receive feedback based on weekly assignments and two in-class exams
Note that the curricula for Intro 100 and Intro 150 have the same structure - only the reading material changes. Intro 100 is recommended for Grades 4-6 and Intro 150 is recommended for Grades 6-8. A placement test is available on our website HERE (Part C).
Intro 200/250 Series
The Intro 200s series picks up where the Intro 100s series left off.
- In the first half of course, students learn the ins and outs of the “Personal Narrative,” and they will eventually flesh out their own. Students’ personal narratives from the Intro 200s series have the option of publication.
- In the second half of the course, students will learn the anatomy of the “Research Paper.” This includes conducting research, coming up with a thesis statement, forming body paragraphs, and compiling citations.
Note that the curricula for Intro 200 and Intro 250 have the same structure. Intro 100 is a prerequisite for 200 is recommended for Grades 4-6. Intro 150 is a prerequisite for 250 and is recommended for Grades 6-8.
After completing the Intro Series, students are then placed into one of 4 CORE classes. The CORE is the basic classic literature and liberal arts knowledge fundamental to a students' education. We provide a concrete framework for our liberal arts curriculum through our proprietary EWC MATRIX. Learn more about our CORE PHILOSOPHY HERE.
For students who have already completed the Intro 100s and 200s series, we will be reaching out to each of your with your matrix and course placement by May 12th. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]