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Essentials of Writing: Writing Structure and Essays

Savannah Gilmore
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(2,222)
This is a 10-week class where your student will solidly learn how to write and begin intro to proper essay writing. This is beneficial for any student and I make the process fun! I provide grades for those who wish to have them.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Beginner - Intermediate Level
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Grammar Review
We will cover parts of sentences, speech including adjectives, adverbs, active, passive, phrases, clauses, and basics.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Sentence Building
We will constructing solid sentences, mixing up styles, learning to make things flow, and building good structure. Students will have a writing prompt to work on this week.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Punctuation and Capitalization Review
We will work on reviewing commas, colons, semi-colons, and overall capitalization errors I see the most with students Students will have a writing prompt to work on this week.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Paragraph Writing
We will work on how to construct a solid paragraph, use detail, create flow, adding indentions and transitions, as well as covering verb tense.Students will have a writing prompt to work on this week.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Intro to Essays and Paragraph Review
We will learn the proper flow of 5 paragraph essays, look at the proper outline, learn how to do a thesis, fonts, types of essays, and more. Students will have a writing prompt to work on this week.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Thesis Statements, Topic Sentences, and Structure
We will cover what a Narrative Essay looks like, review and practice thesis statements, and then students will write their Narrative Essay this week.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Resources and Citations
We will cover fact vs opinion, reliable resources, evaluating sources, and citing them.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Expository Essay Overview
We will cover Expository Essays, review citations and layout. Students will choose their topic, write their outline for their paper, and find 3 resources they plan to use for their paper.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Final Essay Overview
We will review Expository Essay layout, work on editing and revising their paper, and cover anything students need to go over. Students will write their first draft of their paper this week.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Final Week Review
We will be going over essays, corrections, citations, thesis, review, and more. We will end with playing a fun review game. Students will submit their final drafts to me this week.
Students will leave knowing all the basics to solid writing. 
I have taught for many years and I am certified in various subjects, but have been certified in English for 8 years. I have taught in the classroom and in the largest Charter in the US. I have worked with students for many years on their English and grammar skills and I still see students who struggle. When students leave me, most have a solid grasp on the topic I have covered. I like making learning fun and interactive. 
Homework Offered
The writing prompts weekly and the essays are mandatory but all other work is optional.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Grades will be provided via request but require students to submit weekly work to be graded and then averaged at the end for an overall grade. Please let me know the week you enter class if you wish to have a grade, and I will keep track of progress throughout the class.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(2,222)
My name is Savannah. I am married to a wonderful guy, and recently became a new mom to a beautiful little girl. I enjoy family and friends, and I love to travel. I have traveled to over 20 countries and love experiencing the world. 

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Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
45 min

Completed by 267 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
5-18 learners per class

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