Course Progression Scaled To Performing Grade Level Is Designed To Maximize Performance

Students are placed into appropriate level based on writing skills demonstrated on an initial diagnostic placement test.

Writing prompts of increasing complexity spanning Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Transactional (formal business letter and resume writing), Persuasive and Report Writing genres are assigned through out the course progression

Reading assignments spanning all the important genres and writing styles are assigned weekly to provide exposure to the various writing constructs

Definitions and contextual usage of new vocabulary are continuosusly reviewed

Course Section Grade Level Skills Learned
Preparatory 4th-5th Grade
  • Grammar Fundamental
  • MS Word Fundamental
  • Use of Editing Symbols
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Narrative Constructs
    • Topic Sentence
    • Details
    • Conclusion
Writing 1 5th-6th Grade
  • Reading
  • Essay Writing
  • Vocubalary Development
  • Descriptive Constructs
Writing 2 6th-7th Grade
  • Reading
  • Essay Writing
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Exploratory Constructs
  • Transactional Constructs
Writing 3 7th-8th Grade
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Persuasive Writing Constructs
  • Research Paper Constructs
Writing 4 8th-9th Grade
  • Analysis of Genre Essays
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Rhetorical Argumentation
  • Thesis Constructs