Intro to Writing Boot Camp, July 2018

Intro to Institute for Excellence in Writing Boot Camp in July for 3-5th and 6-8th graders. 

This summer boot camp would be held twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

Level A (3rd-5th graders) 9:00am – 10:10am (70 min) – $200

Level B (6th-8th graders) 10:30am – 12:00pm (90 min) – $265


  • July 9 & 12
  • July 16 & 19
  • July 23 & 26
  • July 30

* My cell phone is: 408-460-4103

* Required curriculum – Teaching Writing: Structure & Style Syllabus & Seminar Workbook ($35). (to be purchased on your own)

* I require the parents to stay for the classes, since you will be working with your child at home on their assignments.

* Siblings may play outside during the class (please provide their name and age).

* I teach 8 students at my kitchen table, creating a friendly, encouraging environment.

* I ask that you do not miss more than 1 class.  If you do need to miss a class, please provide a way to film the class.

* All assignments are to be typed in MS Word and emailed to me (so Word and email are necessary).


I think that’s everything.  Questions?  Feel free to call or email,

Terri Hays

408-460-4103 (cell)



Price includes:

* Approximately 40+ pages of handouts

* Customized handouts (created from student’s work)


Introduction to Writing A

* Unit 1 & 2 how to make a keyword outline

* Unit 3 – how to write a story

* Unit 4- how to write a report from 1 source

* Unit 8 – how to write an essay

* Stylistic techniques (dress-ups, sentence openers, decorations)


Introduction to Writing B

* Unit 1 & 2 how to make a keyword outline

* Unit 3 – how to write a story

* Unit 4- how to write a report from 1 source

* Unit 6 – how to write a report from 3 sources

* Unit 8 – how to write an essay

* Stylistic techniques (dress-ups, sentence openers, decorations)


Terri Hays’ Bio  Back in 2000, I started co-teaching IEW to 4 students, 1/2 of which were my own children. When I retired 3 years ago, I had taught approximately 600 students ranging from 1st grade to 12th grade how to write with Structure and Style. Last year, Tami asked me to help her 4th grade students at CCA to polish their IEW assignments.  It was sooooo fun! So, when Tami asked me to partner with her again, I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to come out of retirement for the summer.


Miss Tami Hays’ Bio (soon-to-be Mrs. Clark Jebo in JUNE) – Six years ago I graduated from Cal Baptist University (CBU) with a degree in Health Education, minor in Kinesiology, and became a Certified Health Education Specialist. Two years ago I returned home from Bangladesh where I taught English and Bible stories for two years. Currently I am teaching 4th grade at Calvary Christian Academy (CCA) for my second year. Not only did I learn at the same kitchen table your child will be sitting at learning IEW, I also taught it over several summers, and am currently teaching it at CCA. What can I say?! Teaching IEW runs in my blood. 🙂

Terri Hays
408-460-4103 (cell/text)

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