Location: Rocklin

Day & Time: Thursday 10:45-1:40

Grade: 7th-9th

Mentor: Jen Fletcher

Email: jfletcher.ila@gmail.com


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

Scientific description

Description of a person

Biographical Sketch

Sequence, Natural Process

Literary Analysis


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.



Required materials:

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.

Writing With Skill - Year One


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