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Complete High School English 1 | Tuesday Afternoon ET


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Courses Regular Tuition PACKAGE DISCOUNT - Complete High School English 1 
HS Composition 1 $465 $465
HS Literature 1 $465 $250
College Prep Vocabulary 1 $250 $0
Add PACKAGE DISCOUNT $1180 TOTAL  $715 (SAVE $465 or 40%)
SPECIAL OFFER For a Limited Time!   $550 $715  

Package details

Course Sessions
College Prep Vocabulary 1 | Tues. 12:45pm ET Section - Weeks A & B Online course
High School Composition 1 | Tues. 2 pm ET Section - Week A Online course
High School Literature 1 | Tues. 2pm ET Section - Week B Online course


Complete High School English 1 


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Live, Teacher-Led, Highly Interactive Online Classes


Although each course can stand alone, together our combination literature, composition, and vocabulary courses provide the intended Inspired Writing and Literature experience. Our Complete High School English packages also provide optimal college preparation and lay the foundation for later success in CLEP and AP exams, enabling students to earn college credit.


To encourage parents to enroll their students in the Complete High School English 1 package, our 40% package discounts are always available. Find these detailed at the bottom of this page. With our Special Offer discounts and regular package discounts combined, parents receive a $630 discount on all 3 courses combined (2.5 credits)!


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Complete High School English 1 includes the following courses:  


    • High School Composition 1 - with IEW*  meets every other week in Week A and includes a weekly assignment. - 1 credit


    • High School Literature 1 - Enjoying Literature** meets every other week in Week B in the same time slot that High School Composition 1 meets in Week A.  It incorporates a weekly assignment. - 1 credit


    • College Prep Vocabulary 1 meets every week for 45 minutes either preceding or following Composition 1 and Literature 1. - 0.5 credits


*All composition classes include grammar and punctuation on an "as needed" basis.


**All literature courses include instruction in note-taking and study skills based on the latest research findings on the most effective study techniques for long-term retention and mastery.


***College Prep Vocabulary courses are cumulative with each year reviewing and building on past years. Mastery is the goal.



Our Special Offer discounts are in addition to our always-available package discounts listed at the bottom of this page.  The resulting double discounts are


All 3 Courses with Complete HS English 1 & SPECIAL OFFER Discounts $550.00  $630 discount
All 3 Courses withOUT Either Discount $1180.00  




Complete High School English package discounts are always available.


Courses Full Tuition DISCOUNTED Package - Complete High School English 1
High School Composition 1 $465 $465
High School Literature 1 $465 $250
College Prep Vocabulary 1 $250 $0
TOTAL: $1180 $715 (save $465 - 40% discount)

Study time to allow for all three courses:  In addition to class meetings, students should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week in preparation for all three classes combined.

High School Composition 1 (Institute for Excellence in Writing) 


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When:           Week A Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET (Meets Every Other Week) 

Grades:          9-12

Credit:            1

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Live, Teacher-Led, Highly Interactive Online Classes

Taught by an IEW-accredited Certified Instructor, this course is designed to meet the needs of students with less than a year of instruction in the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s (IEW) transformative methods.  It equips students with the core tools to write compelling and engaging pieces.  In our introductory webinar to this course, you will see samples of actual student writing and learn how this program produces the always substantial, and often dramatic, improvements in writing for which this method is known.


This course covers the entire Institute for Excellence in Writing Structure and Style syllabus 

    • Summarizing short articles
    • Summarizing and creating short stories
    • Reports
    • Short Research Paper
    • Planning & Structuring Longer Research Papers
    • Essays  and Formal Essays


Students Learn all Steps in the Writing Process

    • Gathering Articles, Source Materials (These are often provided)
    • Brainstorming Content
    • Planning and structuring paper
    • Rough Draft
    • Editing to Improve Structure, Flow of Ideas, Clarity, and Impact/Proofing to Catch Errors
    • Final Draft


Additionally, this course covers

    • MLA format
    • Grammar and Punctuation as needed


 What Makes this Method So Effective?                 

High School Composition 1 initially teaches small, incremental steps that anyone can master, along with a simple solution to writer's block. With a solution to the problem of WHAT to say, your teen can then focus on HOW to say it. Adding one writing technique or sentence variation at a time, he or she practices each until incorporating it into their writing is easy. Thus, the reluctant or beginning-level writer learns not only that he CAN write, but also that he can write WELL. The more advanced writer, on the other hand, learns to produce the flowing and varied sentence structures and word choices characteristic of the more mature writer. These writers, too, often benefit from learning ways to overcome writer's block.


Thirty hours of classroom instruction takes place in two-hour segments meeting every other week for the full school year. 



Time to Allow for this Course:  The time it takes to write a paragraph varies widely from student to student, so a time estimate for this course cannot be precise. However, classes are planned to take approximately 2-3 hours of preparation time per week, in addition to class instruction.  



Enrollment closes August 15 or when the class is full (15 students).



Instructor:    Sandra Selling

                      IEW-Certified Instructor



                      800.578.2527 | 941.676.3140

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High School Literature 1 - Enjoying Literature


When:           Week B Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET (Meets Every Other Week)

Grades:        9-12

Credit:          1

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Live, Teacher-Led, Highly Interactive Online Classes!  With a focus on fostering a love of literature, this course is a perfect adjunct to any of our first writing courses.


This course incorporates features that research shows to be important in fueling students’ desire to read, including the ability to: 

    • Choose their reading material (with parental oversight). 


    • Partake in a wide variety of interactive activities which build a reading community of engaged, excited readers.


    • Experience minimal disruption to the reading process from tedious worksheets and note-taking that a growing body of research has shown to kill a love for reading.


    • Read a consistent amount of time, rather than a specific number of pages.  Students are accountable for this time through group activities and discussions with their teacher and classmates.


Introduction to Literary Analysis

Beginning through intermediate literary concepts are taught using classic short stories, video shorts, the Bible, and poetry.  Students also read and discuss two engaging novels that are always student favorites, To Kill a Mockingbird and Animal Farm. These explore issues highly relevant in today’s world, helping students to discover how themes in classic literature relate to their lives today. 


In all our courses, we emphasize learning to think critically, to evaluate worldview, to identify faulty logic, and to recognize truth versus falsehood.


Instruction includes, but is not limited to:

    • Denotation versus connotation
    • Six clues that the author has a literary purpose and has embedded meaning in his or her choice of details, plot elements, and words.

    • Direct and indirect characterization.

    • Author's use of character arcs to convey meaning.

    • Plot elements and analysis and their use in deciphering themes.

    • Difference between the narrator and the author.

    • Point of view and how it conveys meaning and contributes to themes.
    • Literary devices, such as irony, metaphor, and many more.

    • Propaganda, as illustrated in George Orwell's Animal Farm, and its use to manipulate an audience.
    • Different worldviews and their basic tenets.  Students will identify their own worldviews then evaluate the worldviews that underlie different literary works.  


Class meets for two hours every other week over the course of 30 weeks.

Time to allow for this course:  In addition to class sessions, students should expect to spend two to four hours per week preparing for class. 


Enrollment closes August 15 or when the class is full (15 students).


Instructor:    Sandra Selling

                      IEW-Certified Instructor



                      800.578.2527 | 941.676.3140

                      Book an Appointment


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College Prep Vocabulary 1


When:           Tuesdays, 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm ET (Meets Every Week)

Grades:          9-12

Credits:          0.5

Please see the TO ENROLL tab above for important information before checking out. 

CLICK HERE to use the Course Navigator if you wish to confirm that this is the best course to meet your student's needs.


Live, Teacher-Led, Highly Interactive Online Classes

Vocabulary development is a key indicator of college success.  Is your student’s vocabulary where it needs to be? Perhaps while your student’s reading vocabulary is excellent, that extensive vocabulary rarely appears in his or her speech or writing, or when it does appear, your student uses words incorrectly. Some forget their newly learned words as soon as the school year finishes.


Our Vocabulary Courses Cover-


    • Greek and Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes
    • Words prevalent in today's media
    • High-frequency SAT words
    • Tone words (Important to comprehension skills, AP exams, and college work)
    • Differing forms of each word -  Example: verb-mutate, noun-mutability, adjective-mutable, noun-mutant.


Vocabulary Courses Employ the Latest Research to Help Your Student Retain & Master Words

Research confirms that students will quickly forget memorized lists of words and their definitions and be unable to use many of them properly in sentences.  Rather than focus on memorizing such lists, this course emphasizes mastery and the ability to use all forms of a word in both oral and written speech. This course WILL include memorization, but memorization is NOT the focus.


Fun, Fast-Moving Course Using Group Activities and Games.


Classes consist of instruction and abundant in-class practice using both new and review words in a variety of games, activities, and exercises. At the end of the year, students will not just know the last few words learned. Those who have completed their work will have MASTERED ALL their words, from the first through the last! Moreover, they will have had fun doing it!

  • Vocabulary courses are cumulative with each year building on the previous one and containing plenty of review.


  • Classes meet for 45 minutes every week for 30 weeks.


    Study time to allow for this course:  In addition to class sessions, students should expect to spend approximately two hours per week preparing for class. Due to the nature of the material being learned, the tools they will be using, and the course objective of mastery, students MUST study daily for 30 minutes/day on four days out of the week. Ensure your student's success by reserving daily study time for this course. You will be amazed at the results!


    Enrollment closes August 15 or when the class is full (15 students).


    Instructor:   Sandra Selling

                          IEW-Certified Instructor



                          800.578.2527 | 941.676.3140

                          Book an Appointment


    See the TO ENROLL tab above before beginning checkout.


To Enroll




  • If yes, please be sure to use your existing password and email address used in prior years. Otherwise, all previous coursework and grades will become unavailable to you.


  • If yes, please register only one student at a time! Please complete BOTH the enrollment and payment processes for your first student before beginning to enroll your second student. 


  1. A separate PARENT email (preferably Gmail) address to which the student does NOT have access.  Use this email when setting up your parent account and for all correspondence with Inspired Writing and Literature.  If you have a Gmail account, please use this one. Again, if you are a returning parent, please use the same unique email you have used in prior years.

  2. For EACH student, a separate and unique email (preferably Gmail) address to which the parent DOES have access.  If your student has a Gmail account, please use this one. Use this Gmail or email for enrolling your student. Again, if yours is a returning student, be sure to use the same email used in prior years.



Please feel free to call your instructor Sandra Selling at (800) 578-2527 for guidance on courses or any other questions or concerns.  You may also email me at Sandra@InspiredWritingandLit.com or make an appointment at Book Now.

Books & Supplies for Complete High School English 1


Please have the following books and supplies on the first day of class:


High School Composition 1 Supplies


    1. Student Resource Notebook - Third Edition - $19 OR the PDF download for $15.


High School Literature 1 Books & Supplies


    1. The majority of texts will be provided free in class and online.  The Bible is also used and is available online for free.

    2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  ISBN-10: 0446310786  ISBN-13: 978-0446310789  $6.99

    3. Animal Farm by George Orwell ISBN-10: 9789386538284 ISBN-13: 978-9386538284 $2.99

      Important Note on Books:  

      Siblings taking the same class, even if on different days or times, MUST each have their own copy of the books in #2 and #3. 

      All links are for your convenience only.  You may purchase or obtain books anywhere so long as the ISBN numbers match.  

      Kindle versions are acceptable and even preferable, so long as the student has a color screen to allow highlighting in different colors.  Kindle has a free app that can be installed on mobile phones and computers, so you do not need to own a Kindle to use the Kindle version.

    4. Note and Note Literature Log by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst ISBN-10: 0325056668 ISBN-13: 978-0325056661  $9.94

    5. Pangda 700 Pieces Flags Index Tabs 3 Sizes Sticky Notes Writable Labels Page Marker Bookmarks Text Highlighter Strips, 7 Colors, 5 Set  $6.97


Required for All Courses


    1. Microsoft Office Word. If you do not currently own Word, the full Office Suite with PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote is available for both MAC and PC users through Office 365. The cost for PC users is $6.99/month for an individual and $9.99/month for a family of up to five. To purchase or see more options, click HERE. 

      Word is a powerful and intuitive tool that students will utilize throughout college. MAC users, please use Word. We cannot guarantee the functionality of all assignments in Pages and other Word substitutes. Students are strongly encouraged to use Word for a more seamless class experience. I edit and grade in Word using its comment feature.

    2. Headset with microphone and USB connection to your computer, NOT a pin-style connection, NOT Blue Tooth, and NOT your PC speakers and microphone. Their use will create audio problems for not just yourself, but the entire group. A noise-canceling microphone is ideal. See pictures at the bottom of this page for a visual of the correct connection.

    3. A webcam is required.


Other Requirements


    1. High-Speed Internet Access (Please Note: Linux operating systems won’t work with our webinar service.)

    2. Parents need a separate email or Gmail address to which the student does NOT have access. Use this email when setting up your parent account. If you have one, please use a Gmail, rather than an email, address. Gmail will allow more seamless access to some course features.

    3. Each student needs a separate Gmail address to which the parent DOES have access. Collaborative activities use Google Docs with settings that require a Gmail to access. Use a different Gmail for each enrolled student. The unique email address for each student is how the system identifies them, their work, and their grades. (Please note: Parental access to the account is NOT optional.)

    4. Quiet room: Online students MUST have a quiet space in which to attend class to avoid a noisy environment for the entire group. Since we often have oral discussions, muting student microphones until they are ready to speak does not work because it significantly slows down group interaction. Students need a quiet place from which to attend class.

    5. Siblings attending the same class at the same time must each have their own computer. They CANNOT share one. Siblings attending different classes or the same class at different times CAN share a computer.

    6. Siblings attending an online class at the same time must attend from separate rooms. Otherwise, they will create echoes for the group.


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Parent Involvement


Parents are always welcome to attend student classes or watch recorded classes at their convenience.



Initial Parent & Student Surveys & Student Assessments


Survey answers and assessment results allow me to tailor lessons to meet the needs of the class and to ensure your student receives the greatest benefit possible. Please take the time to answer the survey questions thoughtfully; they are your chance to tell me how best to help your student.


Within a week of enrolling their pupil, parents new to Inspired Writing and Literature (IWL) will receive access to and complete an Initial Survey about their teen's learning needs, previous writing and literature experience, and other helpful information. They will do this for each student one time per year only, NOT once for each course. Returning parents will have the option of completing a shortened survey if they feel there have been no significant changes in information since completing their previous survey. Students will complete a similar survey and also complete a skills assessment.  



Introductory New Parent Webinar


All new parents of students enrolled with Inspired Writing and Literature (IWL) for the first time will be invited to attend a required Introductory Webinar to learn ways they can support their student at home and help to ensure their success.  Here they also will learn what progress to expect from the course, how to monitor their students' progress, and how this course contributes to meeting college admissions requirements, as well as the best ways to communicate with the instructor. 


Returning parents are, of course, also welcome to attend, and I hope many will do so.  Your input can be especially helpful to new parents.   


The session will be followed by a time for questions. This webinar will be offered several times during the latter half of August.  See the School Year Calendar for these dates.  




School-Year Expectations


During the school year, parents are to monitor their students' progress to ensure they remain current with lessons and assignments.   


Grades, as well as completed and edited assignments, are always accessible online to both student and parents 24/7. 


To maximize the use of class time for learning, parents are asked to administer and proctor longer tests at home during a time convenient to them.  Parents will receive both guidance and support in this if they desire.



Help for Parents and Students


During the week, in my online office hours or at other times by appointment, I am readily available to both parent and student for consultation and help with current lessons.  I am also available throughout the school day via chat and video webinar through Zoom services.  If you are unfamiliar with these services, they will be provided to you free of charge along with any help you need to use them. You will love the degree of teacher accessibility this service offers you! 


In my online office, I can see and type on your student's paper or share a book as we talk. He or she can do the same and can also write and draw on the whiteboard or document on my screen. We can find resources together on the internet or pull up any needed materials or papers from our computers. I can help them with drafts, the organization of files in file folders, and even occasionally to walk them through using helpful features on their computers. Parents are encouraged to join student consultations whenever possible.



Parents Group


In the Parent Group, parents will find their own forum where they can ask questions of the group or me and share information, ideas, and advice with one another. I love it when moms, dads, or students from last year can answer questions or reassure newcomers from the perspective of one who has been there. Please feel free to jump in if you have something to add.  Of course, if you have a highly personal question that would not be of interest to others, you may Zoom, call, book an appointment, or email me privately.  Be sure to put the word PARENT or STUDENT in all caps on the subject line of any emails. Doing this will highlight your email so that it stands out.



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