Creative Writing is a core curriculum class at HHSEP, which means parents do not need to purchase any additional writing curriculum. Second grade students thrive in the creative atmosphere of this class. Classroom instruction includes fun learning activities meant to introduce writing skills and basic grammar to young writers. It is recommended that second graders have a basic knowledge of reading and writing. Homework assignments encourage second graders to utilize the skills learned on Tuesdays.
For our older writers (2nd – 8th grade), we use the highly-acclaimed Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) program, building a strong base for students in all their future writing endeavors. Time and practice are required for children to learn how to write well. We help parents by providing classroom instruction and homework assignment that build knowledge, skill, and confidence.
For students in 3rd – 8th grades, this class requires 5 hours of homework per week. Time spent varies according to grade level and students’ abilities. Daily work on Creative Writing assignments is encouraged. Parental oversight and assistance with assigned homework is required for all grade levels to ensure understanding of material and successful completion of work.
Creative Writing Workbook - IEW - (1st - 6th grades) - It is highly recommended that parents purchase a grammar curriculum. If you would like to use a parallel grammar instruction the IEW website suggests FIX IT! Grammar and Editing Made Easy with the Classics by Pamela White.
Note: It is highly recommended that parents purchase a grammar curriculum. If you would like to use a parallel grammar instruction, the IEW website suggests FIX IT! Grammar and Editing Made Easy with the Classics by Pamela White.
Parents of 1st - 8th grade level need to purchase the latest edition of IEW textbooks. Materials for the Creative Writing class can be purchased online at Institute for Excellence in Writing or you can visit The Homeschool Store.
Click on the following titles to purchase workbook for 2019/2020 school year:
1st Grade - Primary Arts of Language
2nd Grade - People and Places in Our Community
3rd Grade - All Things Fun & Fascinating
4th Grade - Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons
5th Grade - U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons
6th Grade - World History-Based Writing Lessons