Has your young student ever stared at an empty white page not knowing where to start? Is your young student eager to write but needs focus and organization? Or do you have a reluctant young writer? This course provides an enjoyable introductory space for new writers to find their voice and organize their ideas. In-class writing exercises will help students to engage in discussions about the writing traits and how to make their writing organized and interesting. Brief grammar reviews in class will aid students in applying essential grammar such as the parts of speech and sentence types. A wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction writing topics will be explored through small writing assignments. Assignments will build to the development of complete, three paragraph essays. Students will also explore the world of poetry through limericks, haikus, and formal verse rhyme scheme. The teachers will provide detailed individual feedback for each written assignment. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to create a piece that celebrates their writing accomplishments from the year.
Writing 5 Adventures
Notes and Requirements
Parent Involvement: In the first semester this course requires some parental involvement (including some in-class time) helping young students acclimate to an academic course. This tapers off and by second semester students should be able to work with some oversight and accountability but less parental involvement.
Grammar: This course assumes that the student is studying grammar separately. Please consider TPS Elementary Grammar for this purpose. To form a complete elementary language arts program, add TPS Reading in Action 5.
English Language Arts: To form a complete elementary language arts program, add a TPS Reading in Action course or a TPS Elementary Humanities course to this writing course.
EFL: If English is not your first language and you are considering this course to improve your English writing, please contact us to discuss taking this course (or a more suitable course) as part of our English as a Foreign Language program.