Powerful Paragraph Writing – SMALL GROUP with Jonathan – LIVE – Wednesday – * B Week * – Full Year – Grades 5-7
Wednesday, September 7 2022 @ 11:00AM – Wednesday, June 7 2023 @ 12:30PM EDT
Instructor Email:[email protected]
Grade/Level:5 – 7
Day of Week:Wednesday
Class Times:11:00AM – 12:30PM (ET)
Terms/Semesters:Full Year 2022-2023
This is a SMALL GROUP version of POWERFUL PARAGRAPH!
The class is identical to Eva’s —– everything is the SAME!
Jonathan’s writing classes are limited to TEN students!
In this “technical writing” (nonfiction) class, students will focus on exploring, brainstorming and writing strong, one paragraph pieces. Structures include, but are not limited to: descriptive, chronological, definition, compare/contrast, process analysis, spatial, enumerative…. As this process is happening the students will learn how to use various stylistic techniques that match the appropriate structure, as well as which transitional words work best.
Powerful Paragraphs is a good option for the student who is not yet ready to tackle the five paragraphs expected in Middle School Writing. In addition, if you have a new or a reluctant writer, you will find it is better to build confidence rather than overwhelm your child with a class they aren’t ready for. This is a one-year class.
The goal is to help students focus on making every word count by choosing colorful, powerful words that create vivid pictures using the fewest number of words possible, as well as understanding the specific differences within each structure, and applying the appropriate transitions and stylistic techniques that lend themselves to each structure.
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.
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 course they will be able to respond to short answer questions writing a solid paragraph using advanced vocabulary and stylistic techniques. Additionally, students will know a wide variety of paragraph types to use for their writing. Finally, students will understand the writing process from brainstorming to final draft.
NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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