Introducing Two New High School Writing Classes
Announcing two new high school writing classes coming in February and March! The ability to write clearly and concisely becomes more important in high school than ever before. If your children need a refresher course on the basics, then enroll them in High School G.U.M. (Grammar, Usage, Mechanics). This class covers the technical areas of writing that high school students need to master before moving on to paragraphs and essays.
And when they do move on to paragraphs, we have just the class: High School Paragraph Party Planning. This course focuses on paragraphs as the fundamental unit of essays and reports. Students will learn the parts of the paragraph (topic, supporting, and concluding sentences) and the types of paragraphs (narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive).
Sneak peek: Coming this spring we’ll introduce a third new class for high school – “Mastering the SAT Essay” – so stay tuned to future newsletters and be the first to know!
New Content Highlights
Help your children learn to recognize and overcome their own mistakes in writing. Check out our latest articles that identify some of the most common problems students encounter at all grade levels.
- Common Problems in Elementary School Writing — In elementary school, children are encountering the elements of writing for the first time, from the formation of letters, to organizing their ideas, to using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Elementary school students are expected to advance from learning the rules of writing to automatically applying those rules beginning in grade four. Learn more ›
- Common Problems in Middle School Writing — Middle school students write for all subjects across the curriculum. They write to express, discover, record, reflect on ideas, and to problem solve. At the proficient level or above, middle school students become skilled at integrating researched information with original ideas and their writing begins to surpass the level of their speech. Learn more ›
- Common Problems in High School Writing — According to the 2007 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 24% of twelfth-graders are at or above the proficient level in writing and only 1% writes at an advanced level. While these results are disappointing, the overall effect on student achievement is a larger concern: writing problems can greatly hinder college and career success. Learn more ›
Thinking of registering your child for a Time4Writing class?
Time4Writing now offers a tool to help you decide which course would best suit your child’s needs. Our table of writing samples identifies the most common writing problems and suggests which course would be most appropriate.
What We Offer
Time4Writing provides eight-week online writing courses that help elementary, middle and high school students build writing skills through one-on-one interaction with a certified teacher. Using an easy-to-use online system, teachers assign a weekly topic for study. Students log in and work through automated exercises, lessons, readings, and written assignments. A personal writing teacher reviews and provides feedback on each assignment the day after it is submitted. View the Time4Writing Course Demo ›
Learn more about the Time4Writing interactive writing classes below:
Our online writing classes form the foundation for strong writing skills in the future. Now is the time to invest in your child’s writing future. Try Time4Writing today!
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