ICEA 2022 Fall Writing Classes

Class Instruction

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Writing Class 1: Comprehension and Persuasive Essays

Recommended Grade: 7 – 8

(Good for strong 6th graders as well)

Teacher: Ms. Rachael


  • Monday@4:10-5:10pm PT (from 09/12 to 10/31/2022)

Class Description:

In this class, students will complete an in depth analysis of the stories, focusing on questions that rely on reasoning and investigation. The final week for each story will require students to write a persuasive essay. This is a middle school level class, so discussions and writing will be held to that standard. This is a good class for elevating and practicing skills at the secondary level.

Weeks 1-3: The Monkey’s Paw
Weeks 4-6: The Tell Tale Heart
Weeks 7-8: The Lady or the Tiger


Price: $200/8 Classes


Writing Class 2: Comprehension and Writing (Esperanza Rising Book Study)

Recommended Grade: 4 – 5

(Good for strong 3rd grader as well)

For the students who registered for this class, please read the book in advance. (If you don’t have the book, you can purchase the book from Amazon here)

Teacher: Ms. Rachael


  • Thursday@4:10-5:10pm PT (from 09/15 to 11/3/2022)

In this class, students will complete a book study on Esperanza Rising. This is a great way to practice literature analysis, comprehension skills and paragraph writing. We will focus on character analysis, theme, inference, compare/contrast, structure and citing evidence in responses.  Every lesson will end with a writing prompt that will focus on information from the lesson. 

Book Summary: Esperanza thought she’d always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico–she’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances–Mama’s life, and her own, depend on it. 

Reading Schedule:

Week 1- Aguascalientes, Mexico; Las Uvas, Las Papayas

Week 2- Los Higos, Las Guayabas

Week 3- Los Melones, Las Cebollas

Week 4- Las Almendras, Las Ciruelas

Week 5- Las Papas, Los Aguacates

Week 6- Los Espárragos, Los Duraznos

Week 7- Las Uvas

Week 8- The Entire Book

Price: $200/8 Classes



  1. The online zoom link will be sent out in booking confirmation email as well as shown up in the top of this page.
  2. All students will be invited to join a google classroom before the class begins.
  3. All registration is not refundable.

About Teacher Ms. Rachael:

Rachael has been an educator for over 14 years.  She currently teaches writing class in Aurora, Colorado.  She received her masters in elementary education from Johns Hopkins University. Rachael is passionate about educating children and believes that every child can be successful with the right amount of support and resources. In her spare time, she likes to read, play Harry Potter trivia and bake treats from scratch.


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