Your child will only need one item for online writing:
1. computer or laptop with a web cam (no chromebooks)
You can choose between a 30 minute or 45 minute session.
We offer online and in-person writing sessions.
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.
Writing Convention cover the basics appropriate to each level of writer, including elements such as capitalization, grammar, paragraphing, and spelling. Conventions clarify a piece of writing and make it more enjoyable to read because proper conventions help readers more easily determine what a writer is trying to say.
Students will work on openings and ending for fiction and non-fiction writing. These lessons teach students how to effectively write introductions to their original compositions. Effective openings for compositions capture a reader's attention. Ending Lessons teach students how to create compelling endings to their compositions. Compelling endings are conclusions to pieces of writing that give readers a sense of closure.
Sentence Skill Lessons help students learn to write sentences that are clear and accurate. Lessons show students how to create different kinds of sentences, including simple, compound sentences and complex sentences. Improving sentence fluency allows writers to create compositions that flow easily from one word to the next and one sentence to the next, so that readers better understand the writing.
Teachers move from heavy support with writing to independent student writing. The student works on organizing thoughts using a graphic organizer, writing a rough draft, editing using a rubric and finally writing a final draft using all of the skilled lessons.
Narrative process writing gives students the tools to create original stories with imagination and creativity, write about events or experiences in their own lives, and develop plots with strong openings (or introductions) and satisfying closings (or conclusions) with descriptive details in between. The narrative genre includes many text types, including adventure, fairy tale, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, personal narrative, realistic fiction, or science fiction.
The Informative/Explanatory genre covers a variety of text types, such as autobiography, biography, descriptive, essay, experiment, informational report, how to, and more.
Writers of opinion/argument pieces, such as persuasive or pro/con essays, advertisements, reviews, or editorials, convince readers to embrace a particular point of view.
Transactional writing includes a broad range of text types, such as business letters, friendly emails, invitations, speeches, and interviews.