Day & Time: Thursday 10:45-1:40
Mentor: Jen Fletcher
Writing with Skill is the finest expository writing program available to the homeschool community, helping students build foundational knowledge and write across the curriculum — in history, science, and literature.
The first year of WWS is challenging, but the growth which students experience is simply amazing, not only significant results you can see the first year but long term results that students will take with them through high school and college. Students learn to summarize works of fiction, analyze and outline passages in both history and science, write from notes, develop research and MLA formatting skills, and practice these expository forms —
Chronological narrative of a past event
Description of a place
Chronological narrative of a scientific discovery
Description of a person
Sequence, Natural Process
This is a two-part class — one hour before lunch and one hour after lunch. This gives the students time to have a brain and body break, but still have enough time for the class to read and discuss the passages, outline, analyze, and write.
Students who are planning on a college prep curriculum for high school will also find this two-year course helpful in preparing for college entrance exams and dual enrollment classes.
Writing with Skill Student Manual will be provided
Supplemental required text: TBD
Additional material: All students will need a writing binder with college-ruled binder paper, four tabs, binder pocket, gel highlighters, #2 pencils, and colored pencils or pens.
NB: Students will be required to keep all homework in their writing binder, making copies if samples are taken out for charter school learning record submissions.