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Each week kids will have a new writing assignment. The assignments will build upon one another and are designed to help improve writing skills and confidence. Along with the writing assignments, kids will keep a writing journal in which they make 4 entries per week. Here are the weekly writing topics: Section 1: Creative Writing Week 1: Starting a Writing Journal and Writing a Narrative Essay - This week kids will start their writing journal. I will give them weekly prompts to help spark...
Students will learn about various aspects of writing including: - The writing process (plan, revise, write, edit, get feedback, revise or try new approach, rewrite) - Journaling - Creative writing (narrative essays, stories, sequence of events, narrative techniques such as dialogue, monologue, pacing, using sensory details, reflection, and multiple plot lines) - Academic writing (research reports, citing sources, academic voice, MLA Style, academic essays) - Other skills including: - Presentation skills - How to use logos, ethos, and pathos to be persuasive in writing - Grammar - Spelling - Sentence and paragraph structure - Reviewing and giving feedback - Researching - Finding credible sources - Writing paragraphs with in-text citations - Planning and outlining - Shakespearean Poetry - Examining Shakespear's poetry - Giving an oral presentation - Expressing creative ideas
I have 14 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a writer. My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I have also co-written a published academic journal article. I can't imagine my life without writing. My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Homework amounts will vary, but kids will generally have some writing to do each week.
I will post handouts in the classroom before some classes. Students will also need to do some research for certain classes, so they will need to find books or websites. They will also have the option to interview an expert for their research report.
I will give students feedback on their weekly assignments. My feedback includes what they did well and any areas where they can improve. They will receive very detailed and extensive feedback on their research report.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kids can either handwrite their assignments, or they can use One of the following word processing tools: Google Docs Microsoft Word Apple Pages **Please note that kids can choose to handwrite. If they type, they only need one of the above tools. For some lessons, students will find resources either in books or on websites.
For some lessons, students will find resources either in books or on websites. Purchasing a copy of the MLA Handbook 8th Edition is suggested but not required.
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I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel...