Summer writing classes…
High School Writing I ($250) introduces students to the four modes of discourse for essay writing–description, narration, persuasion, and exposition. Students will write 8 essays throughout the term (see course outline below). In each unit (except unit 1 which deals with the basics of paragraph form) students will work with models in that essay style, and draft, revise, and publish original essays. While there will be direct instruction for each essay, as well as lessons on grammar, mechanics, and usage, most of the instruction will happen through feedback and revision of the essays themselves. (1/2 credit)
High School Writing II ($250) is the next step for students who have completed HSWI. In this course students will draft, revise, edit, and publish essays that analyze poetry (short and long form), a novel, short stories, a Greek play, and film. (1/2 credit)
ACT English Prep Module ($125) focuses on the writing, grammar, usage, mechanics and rhetoric assessed in the ACT English and Writing tests. This is a 5-week course and NOT accelerated (one post per week). It is not intended as an earned credit but as preparation for the ACT. Payment for this course will be due by June 10 as I need to put together coursepacks for each student.
The summer version of the two writing courses are doubled up — we’ll squeeze twelve weeks into six. I’ll post work every Monday and Thursday from June 16 to Aug 1 (we’ll take July 4th week off). The ACT Prep Module is only 5 weeks long (no need to accelerate it), so I’ll post only on those Mondays.
- I provide all materials.
- Courses are entirely on-line.
- HSWI and HSWII are 1/2 credit English courses.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign your student up.