IEW Writing Foundations (Grades 3-4)

IEW Writing Foundations
Level A

Theme: Music

Designed for rising third and fourth grade students to discover the magic of IEW
Summer Session

This eight-week course meets on Mondays from 4:45-5:45 PM ET from July 10 to August 28.


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 third and fourth graders, 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.

“I enrolled my daughter in RWC’s Writing Foundations class last summer and she continued with the full-year course. She has progressed tremendously as a writer and gained new confidence in her writing skills. I love that she is starting to incorporate her learning into her regular schoolwork. The small group classes are fantastic to build friendships and help the kids learn from each other too.”
-Michelle, RWC parent in NYC

Check out the growth that students in our Writing Foundations course experience…
  • Sentences are clear and complete but simple and choppy.
  • Most 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/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 genres of music, musical instruments, famous musicians, and popular songs.

Additional Information

Class Size

6 students maximum


Mondays 4:45-5:45p ET
First Class: 7/10
Last Class: 8/28

Enrollment Fees

$25 registration fee for new students
$560 for 8 classes
Early Bird Registration: 20% off for those who enroll by April 30.


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.

>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 prerequisite to enroll in this course.

>Continuing Education

Students can transition to our All Things Fun & Fascinating full-year group class in September.

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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