Intermediate Writing, Level I

Grade Level: grades 7 to 10

This class will use the lessons 17, 18, 21, 22, & 23 in WriteShop ©II curriculum and focuses on style techniques in descriptive and narrative writing.  Along with WriteShop lessons, student will focus on writing and responding to poetry, analyzing characterization using The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, writing an expository researched paper using primary as well as secondary sources and an introduction to persuasive essay writing.  Students are introduced to sentence types and other stylistic and grammar topics using several on-line grammar programs. All assignments are evaluated and graded.

Class Topics

  • Sentence Construction
  • Paragraph Development
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Narratives
  • Sentence Varieties
  • Poetry (reading and writing)
  • On-line Grammar Assignments
  • Outlining
  • Research Writing Project
  • Persuasion
  • Grammar, Mechanics & Usage (GUM)
  • Information Literacy as it pertains to research

High School Credit: ½ to ¾  credit (adding a few Literature units (ie. Progeny Press or Total Language Plus) and Vocabulary (ie Wordly Wise) will complete your English program)

Prerequisites: Introduction to Writing I or an understanding of parts of speech, sentence structure, and paragraph development.

Required Texts: 

  • WriteShop II
  • Write Source 2000 (grades 7 & 8)
  • Writer’s Inc. (grades 9 + )
  • Synonym Finder (J.I. Rodale)
  • Blue Book of Grammar (11th edition)
  • Various Handouts (provided by teacher)

Tuition Cost: $530.00 per year for first child, $480.00 if paid in full on or before the first day of class or monthly payments of $53.75.  Sibling Discount Available


                              Tuesday          Covenant Church Harrisburg             10:30 am - 11:30 am                     

                           Wednesday          Homeschool Room (Matthews)      10:15 am -  11:15 am  



Sample Syllabus

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