Grade/Age Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,
Sep. 19, 13-May. 8, 2014—Th
Period: Middle & Mixed Grades; 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: The Well Church
Instructor(s): Mrs. Janet Clark
Signup for this class is closed at this time.
This course covers the basics of essay writing, including single-paragraph essays, persuasive essays, compare and contrast essays, five-paragraph essays, and answering essay exam questions. We will work on forming and defending a thesis, condensation, and citations.
Students should already have a basic understanding of good grammar and should know how to write well-formed sentences. We will develop these further. There will be very little outside work required, though you are welcome to use class assignments to work on topics that fit your home curriculum. Students should, however, be prepared to write for much of the in-class time, giving them a good "writing workout" for the week. Reluctant writers may enroll with parent participation.
Students will not be required to purchase any curriculum, and all handouts are covered in the class fee. Each student will need a three-ring notebook with filler paper, mechanical pencil, and composition book.