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Organizing Your Writing II


Organizing Your Writing II

Junior HighHigh School Course (Grades 6-12)

Struggling Learners Focus

Full Year Course

Meets: FALL 2023, Tuesday, 2 pm – 3pm. CST

Instructor: Deirdra Mansel

Required Resources: Fix It! Grammar: Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Student Book Level 2 (New Edition)

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales,  Student book

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Organizing Your Writing II will teach students in grades 6-12 to write with competence and ease. Different forms of writing can be a hard and frustrating task for struggling students. This course will help students approach their drafts and published writings with confidence. Students often need encouragement and guidance to articulate their thoughts while expressing ideas on paper. Students will learn the basics of simple essay writing in a non-stressful environment.

Sometimes our struggling learners find it difficult to write a complete paragraph.  Sometimes they can tell stories but not put them down on paper. Other times, they can write informally in journals but lack the skills to organize an academic paper.  What is the solution? Organizing Your Writing II will help students learn how to write academic papers.

Our class will focus on the following:

  • Writing a complete paragraph  (1-2 weeks)
  • Organizing thoughts
  • Selecting three areas of a topic to discuss
  • Thesis statement
  • Transition words

Other topics will be addressed as needed for each class, including but not limited to:

  • Run-on sentences
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Using adjectives and adverbs
  • Including examples and expanding papers
  • Direct quotations
  • Introducing appropriate vocabulary for a topic

Required Resources: Fix It! Grammar: Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Student Book Level 2 (New Edition)

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales,  Student book

How is Organizing Your Writing different from tutoring?

Tutoring is a form of reteaching or breaking down learning into smaller steps to help someone who struggles. Our classes go beyond that, evaluating where each student is on a concept and helping them be successful as they learn the concepts.  We use questions to guide students through the learning process and help them understand and correct mistakes they make in the math process.

Classes for our special needs students, including Organizing Your Writing II, are formatted as a cooperative environment where students see how other kids process the information and discuss how we think through games and questions. Our teachers create a safe place to discuss and think through the information.

The end result is that our students can see how they learn best and to apply that to other areas of their academic lives.

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: Your True North Homeschool Academy teacher will teach and grade the class. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students' credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

Check out our Catalog if you are looking for online private tutoring, other courses, or Academic Advising. Organizing Your Writing pairs perfectly with Literature at the Movies and Adapted Social Studies.

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