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Middle School Writing SMALL GROUP with Jonathan – LIVE – * A Week – Tuesday * – Full Year – Grades 6-9

Tuesday, August 30 2022 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, May 30 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT


Jonathan Meola

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6 – 9

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1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Full Year 2022-2023


Tuesday, August 30 2022 @ 1:00PM EDT
Tuesday, May 30 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT
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If you want a small group writing class – this is the one to register for!

The class is identical to Eva’s —– everything is the SAME!

Jonathan’s writing classes are limited to TEN students!

This fast paced, interactive class begins preparing your student for high school and (eventually) college level writing. In Middle School Writing, the students will be writing five paragraph critiques, research papers and essays (expository, persuasive and narrative). Students will practice each structure at least twice allowing the student to write the second or third papers with the same structure with more ease.

During class, each structure will be introduced, explained, brainstormed, and modeled.  While working on their homework it is expected that they use their handouts for reference.   Students are expected to repeat the entire writing process with some degree of independence. Students might need parental assistance; however, over time we are striving for them to establish their independence as writers.

Students will work on finding their voice through required stylistic techniques that they add into their writing. We also work hard on eliminating the use of the “subject-opener” using various sentence openers. Finally, there is a list of banned words (overused, boring) that the students are not allowed to use, so that they can find more descriptive ways to say what they mean.

There is an emphasis on editing – TRULY editing, by using their composition checklist. However, at this stage editing means revising, revamping, rewriting, restructuring….. not just correcting.

Students are expected to be present in class, with class notes in front of them, participating actively and asking questions when they arise.   

Students are expected to USE their CLASS NOTES (provided by instructor) while writing.

Students are expected to USE their ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS while writing.

Students are expected to USE their COMPOSITION CHECKLIST while editing.

Middle School Writing is an interactive, fast paced class.

If the student participates in class and does their homework to the best of their ability using the tools provided, it is expected thatby the end of the first year of Middle School writing, it is expected that students feel more comfortable writing a 5-paragraph essay.   It is typically during the second year of MSW, that students can increase their writing speed, finding their voice and fluency of word choice as the process become easier.

Please note that this class meets (typically) every other week. Over the course of the two weeks, students are expected to spend approximately 5 hours going through the writing process independently to complete their homework. Good writing takes time.

NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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