The Intermediate Writing, Level II class, for grades 8th to 11th/ 12th, uses the second half of WriteShop ©II. This class focuses on style techniques and the rudiments for writing various types of essays; such as expository, analytical and persuasive, as well as incorporating research in MLA format. Assignments will range from 5 paragraphs to 2 to 3-page papers. Five paragraph essays are begun within the first few lessons, to eventually focus on parallel writing and timed writing activities. Students will develop more in-depth writing techniques that will include several types of persuasive / argumentative writing assignments. Projects include a research paper, critical analysis an advertising unit. This class also allows for a creative writing unit and an in-depth study of literary techniques and analysis using John Steinbeck’s, The Pearl. An honors option is available for this class. All assignments are evaluated and graded.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Writing, Level I, or a basic understanding of grammar, sentence structure, or prior writing experience through a love of writing or a prior writing curriculum.
High School Credit: 1- English Credit (you may need to add 1 or 2 more novel studies)
Tuition Cost: $595.00 per year for first child, $545.00 if paid in full on or before the first day of class or monthly payments of $61.88. Sibling Discount Available
Locations: Wednesday Homeschool Room Matthews 11:10 am – 12:10 pm (full)
3:40 pm – 4:40 pm
Mrs. Gartrell’s classes are the best in town. I am so grateful at the instruction my three daughters have receive in her classes over the years [from WriteShop Jr. to Advanced Writing]. My oldest daughter was more than prepared for college-level papers. In addition to the excellent instruction and curriculum, Mrs. Gartrell is a wonderful, thorough and caring professional – she truly cares about her students and goes above and beyond to help them succeed. I would recommend her to any student, regardless of their level and experience with writing.” A. Hitt