All Things Fun and Fascinating

All Things Fun and Fascinating

Theme-Based Writing for Students Grades 3

Students will delight in reading about humorous characters, fascinating plants, and strange creatures as they learn to write with structure and style.

Monday Session

September 12, 2022 to June 19, 2023
Mondays 4:15-5:15 PM EST

Thursday Session

September 15, 2022 to June 22, 2023
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM EST

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This is a small writing class for elementary students to learn to write according to the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Structure and Style methodology.

In this class, students will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, and write from pictures. This class will cover Units 1-7 of the nine units in the IEW program. Students will study vocabulary words and practice dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations.

This class’s theme is “All Things Fun and Fascinating.” Students will learn about humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history while they practice and master fundamental writing skills. While the primary purpose of these lessons is to learn to write, the themed lessons serve to broaden students’ subject knowledge and capture their interest.

Monday Session

Class meets weekly from 4:15-5:15 PM EST.

  • First Class: 9/12
  • Last Class: 6/19
  • No class held:
    • 11/21 (Thanksgiving)
    • 12/19 & 12/26 (Winter Break)
    • 2/20 (Mid-Winter Break)
    • 4/10 (Spring Break)
Thursday Session

Class meets weekly from 5:30-6:30 PM EST.

  • First Class: 9/15
  • No class held:
    • 11/24 (Thanksgiving)
    • 12/22 & 12/29 (Winter Break)
    • 2/23 (Mid-Winter Break)
    • 4/13 (Spring Break)
  • Last Class: 6/22
Class Size

Maximum capacity is six students.

Enrollment Fees

$2,160 (36 classes)
Payable in full or billed in four equal installments

Monday Session

Mrs. Rebekah Gilbert has spent many years mentoring and educating children of all ages across multiple subjects. Since graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in special education, she has served as a professional tutor, public and homeschool teacher, parent trainer, and private instructor. She is a Certified Instructor accredited by the Institute for Excellence in Writing.

Thursday Session

Ms. Heather Turpin has served as a K-12 private educator and tutor in the disciplines of reading, spelling, and writing. In 2015, she began using Barton, an Orton-Gillingham-based curriculum, which led her to the IEW Structure and Style methodology, and ever since she has taught writing the IEW way. Heather holds her accreditation from the Institute for Excellence in Writing as a Registered Instructor. She is also fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), trained as an ASL interpreter, and conversational in Spanish. 

>Required Materials
  • IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating Writing Lessons Student Book, sold here ($35) 
  • Optional RWC Binder, sold here ($55)
    • If you do not purchase our binder, please obtain for your child a 2″ binder with 12 dividers, clear sheet protectors, and lined writing paper.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining course materials.



Writing assignments take approximately 60 minutes per week.

>Parent Communication

Parents will receive learning reports summarizing their child’s progress throughout the year. Parent-teacher conferences are held in November, March, and June.

>Technology Requirements

Google Classroom. Students must have either their own email address or access to a parent’s email address.

Zoom. Students can follow Zoom’s hardware and software guidelines to prepare their environment.

Printer. Students should know how to scan and submit their work, and they should have access to a printer.


There are no pre-requisites to enroll in this course. If you are a continuing RWC student, this course is most appropriate for students who have completed Writing Foundations Level A and/or People and Places in Our Community.

Note: The minimum enrollment required for this course is four (4) students. Rose Writing Center reserves the right to cancel this course in the event that fewer than four students enroll. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be duly notified and may choose to either receive a full refund or transfer to another course by Rose Writing Center.

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