Your child will only need one item for online writing:
computer or laptop with a web cam (no chromebooks or iPads)
You can choose between a 45 minute or 1 hour session.
Our reading and writing combination program allows your child to read a book at his/her instructional level, complete comprehension questions, as well as, complete a short-written response question based on the book.
The Stretch & Catch Early Writing Program begins with the basics of paragraph writing. This program involves 20 lessons on the different parts of a paragraph.
During each lesson, the teacher will teach the skill, the student will practice the new skill and then apply the new skill. After the completion of the paragraph writing program, the student will move to single paragraph topics.
Each paragraph will focus on the student’s hook, topic sentence, descriptive sentences, transitional words, and conclusions. Once the student can successfully write a single paragraph, he/she will move into process writing.
During this stage, the student will write personal narratives and realistic fiction. Students will be able to create a book using this new skill.
This process allows students to brainstorm topics, use a graphic organizer, edit the draft, illustrate the story, and finally publish the book. These basic skills learned from the Stretch & Catch® Early Writing Program will be of value transitioning into multi-paragraphs.
Importance of Complex Writing Development:
The purpose of academic writing, as with most other kinds of writing, is to communicate. Complex writing is teaching students how to write multi-paragraph essays.
Essay writing is the process of sharing complex ideas, thoughts, or opinions. Writers learn to construct a rather complicated argument or explanation by combining sentences into paragraphs and paragraphs into an essay.
Academic writing demands writers become clear in their explanations and reasoning, direct in their communication, and most importantly, able to make readers understand their topic and thesis.
The Stretch & Catch Writing Program starts off with our Complex Paragraph Writing Program. This program involves 27 lessons on the different parts of a paragraph. This beginning program is designed for developing writers. During each lesson, the teacher will teach the skill, the student will practice the new skill and then apply the new skill.
High School students and advanced writers start in multi-paragraph writing. Students will be asked to write Narrative Essays, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essays, Procedural Essays and depending on the grade, Research Essays.
The skills learned from the Stretch & Catch® Writing Program will be of value for your child through high school and college.