Organizing Your Writing II
Organizing Your Writing IIwill 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
- Word choice
- Using adjectives and adverbs
- Including examples and expanding papers
- Direct quotations
- Introducing appropriate vocabulary for a topic
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