IEW Writing Foundations Grade 2

IEW Writing Foundations
Level P

Theme: Animals

Designed for rising second grade students to discover the magic of IEW

Mondays 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM EST
July 11 to August 29


This course gives students and families a taste of the IEW method in preparation for diving into a full-year course with us in September. Designed for rising second-grade students, this weekly class will introduce students to the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s methodology, helping them develop foundational writing skills and acclimate to a more structured writing routine.

“We started homeschooling during the pandemic two years ago. As a new homeschooling mom, I tried several different writing programs for my 3rd grader. I came across Rose Writing Center. This program has helped my son tremendously! He no longer is a reluctant writer. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to improve their writing skills. It has been a relief knowing that my son is receiving excellent writing instruction.”
-Jacqui, RWC parent in Fairfax County, Virginia

Check out the growth that students in our Writing Foundations course experienced last summer…
  • Sentences are clear and complete but simple and choppy.
  • Most sentences begin with “they,” which makes the piece repetitive.
  • Composition is incorrectly formatted as individual sentences rather than a paragraph.
  • The sentences flow more smoothly as many begin with transition words and phrases.
  • There is more intentional word choice.
  • The piece is properly formatted with a heading and title, and the paragraph is indented.


Students will read and write about different animals throughout the summer.

Additional Information

Class Size

4 students maximum


Schedule: Mondays 4:45-5:45 PM EST
Duration: 8 weeks
First Class: July 11, 2022
Last Class: August 29, 2022

Enrollment Fees



In 2013, Ms. Lauren Bridgeford graduated with a BA in Languages, Literature, and Criticism from Hunter College. She has also obtained her DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification from Cambridge University. Currently, Ms. Bridgeford is a Registered Instructor accredited by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in Secondary Education.

>Required Materials
  • 1″ binder with dividers and lined paper
  • Summer Packet (provided electronically for you to print)
  • A printer for materials distributed electronically throughout the summer

Each week, students will compose rough and final drafts to complete various writing assignments. All rough drafts are submitted via Google Classroom, with instructors providing detailed feedback and corrections for students to incorporate into their final drafts. We recommend allotting 60 minutes per week to complete your child’s writing assignments.

>Technology Requirements

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

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 prerequisites to enroll in this course.

>Continuing Education

Students can transition to our People and Places in Our Community full-year group class in September.

“To write well is to think clearly.
That’s why it’s so hard.”


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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