IEW Principles of Grammar (The Nose Tree)

IEW Principles of Grammar
(The Nose Tree)

Strengthen your writing

September 13, 2021 to December 13, 2021
January 3, 2022 to June 20, 2022


This is a beginning grammar class for students in grades 4+ to learn fundamental grammar principles. This class will use the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Fix It! Grammar Nose Tree workbook. Students will learn new grammar principles each week and then for homework, students will become detectives who seek and correct grammar errors in sentences that are part of a real story. 

This unique approach to grammar learning is both effective and enjoyable, and most importantly, it teaches students to apply grammar rules to their own writing. 


This class meets weekly on Mondays from 6:00-6:45 PM EST.

Fall Semester (14 classes)
September 13, 2021 to December 13, 2021
*No class will be held on 11/22.

Spring Semester (22 classes)
January 3, 2022 to June 20, 2022
*No class will be held on 2/21 and 4/18.

Class Size

Maximum capacity is six students.

Enrollment Fees


Billed in three equal installments


In 2013, Ms. Bridgeford graduated with a BA in Languages, Literature, and Criticism from Hunter College. She has also obtained her DELTA certification (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Cambridge University. Currently, Ms. Bridgeford is pursuing her accreditation as an IEW instructor as well as her master’s degree in Secondary Education.

>Required Materials
  • The Nose Tree Student Workbook (sold here for $15)
  • Binder or notebook with lined paper
  • Small pouch for storing notecards
  • Students are responsible for obtaining course materials

Download Syllabus Here


Students will label and copy one sentence per day, four days per week. This should take 15 minutes daily, for one hour per week total.

>Parent Communication

Parents will receive a summary of class material twice per semester. They can also schedule periodic parent-teacher conferences.

>Technology Requirements

Learning Management System:
Google Classroom

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

Online Class Platform:

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


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course, but because grammar is a sophisticated subject, most students are not ready to begin formal grammar study until they have completed third grade. If you are unsure whether this class is appropriate, please contact

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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