The Intermediate Writing, Level I class for grades 7th to 10th uses the first half of WriteShop ©II (lessons 17 – 23) curriculum and focuses on style techniques in descriptive and narrative writing. Along with WriteShop lessons, student will focus on writing, responding to, and analyzing poetry, analyzing characterization using The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, writing and presenting (using PowerPoint) an expository researched paper using primary as well as secondary sources and an introduction to persuasive essay writing. Students are introduced to sentence variations, sentence types and other stylistic and grammar topics using handouts and an on-line grammar program. Writing assignments are interesting, purposeful and engaging. Besides writing instruction, students will learn how to or continue to learn self-editing skills so they are less reliant upon their teachers and better able to confidentially produce quality work. Each class also includes one or two grammar / sentence structure activities each week. All assignments are evaluated and graded.
High School Credit: ½ to ¾ credit (adding a few Literature units (i.e. Progeny Press or Total Language Plus) and Vocabulary (i.e. Wordly Wise) will complete your English program)
Prerequisites: Introduction to Writing or an understanding of parts of speech, sentence structure, and paragraph development.
Tuition Cost: $580.00 per year for first child, $530.00 if paid in full on or before the first day of class or monthly payments of $60.00. Sibling Discount Available
Monday Virtual 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday Homeschool Room Matthews 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
“My daughters enjoyed the freedom they were given when they had to state their ideas and write [essays], rather than being restricted to one idea they loved being able to use their imaginations.” C. Viruet