live: $ 325
rec.: $ 275
WEDNESDAY 10 am - 11 am ET
Prerequisite: Middle School Writing 1 or instructor permission
This class builds on Middle School Writing 1 instruction to provide a foundation in grammar and writing skills for middle school students preparing them for the types of writing they'll encounter in high school. Skills covered include, but are not limited to: parts of speech, sentence structure, using more complex sentences, literary elements and self-editing. Students practice different styles of writing including research based, essay, and descriptive. Students receive group instruction on grammar and writing skills, have the opportunity to submit drafts of their writing to be checked and corrected by the instructor, and share their writing with classmates.
Weekly homework reinforces the concepts taught in class and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a mid-term report as well as a year-end course completion form.
Tracy Radford lives on the sunny west coast of Florida with her four boys and sheltie puppy. She homeschooled two sons through high school with two still enjoying the homeschool process. Tracy currently attends graduate school online out of Boston pursuing a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. When not teaching or studying, Tracy can be found in the gym, at the beach or enjoying a book with a hot cup of coffee.