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Writing for Early High School (English 3 Writing Prep)

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Subject Categories:
English Language Arts, Summer Course, Writing and Composition

Make sure your student is ready for high school writing! This class will prepare students for entry high school essay writing, which is important to success in high school English and history courses. This course focuses on six writing traits (content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions) to help students fine-tune their basic proofreading, editing, and writing skills. Students will write on a variety of prompts, receiving detailed instructor feedback and comments from classmates in peer review. It is ideal for a student preparing for the essay writing in any TPS grade 9 (English 3) level course.

Grade Levels*:
9, 10
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.

• Concurrent approval for a full-year TPS English 3 course

━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions
Relaxed: TPS Summer classes are relaxed in attendance and assignments are optional. Enjoy your summer break while preparing for the next school year.

Transcript Planning: This course provides weekly practice, evaluation and feedback in writing skills related to the level of the course. The course is valuable for strengthening foundational skills to smooth out rough patches from the prior school year or give a head start for the next school year. Individual assignments receive feedback and a grade, but the course has no final grade or credit. The course is not a prerequisite for and does not provide placement approval for any TPS course.

“Through this class, I developed a system for writing thesis statements, structuring content paragraphs, and so much more. I feel more confident in my essay writing skills now, and excited to continue writing throughout high school because I feel much better equipped.”

Abi V

“If you need preparation for English 3 this class is for you. It gives a refresher on English 1 and 2, and then goes into some of the writing skills a student will be learning in English 3. This class taught me exactly how to write things in a totally new way. I personally recommend it for all who need to be equipped for English 3.”

Elizabeth N

“This course goes in depth on how to write great essays, has a great class community, and teaches the fundamentals that schools sometimes skip over.”

Adrian T

“The teacher gives you tips on your writing which are extremely helpful. The weekly assignments help students keep in good shape for the school year to come. Everything is also very organized and easy to access.”

Josie C

“This class is a very insightful experience. I learned a lot about grammar and the six writing traits. Even with the things that were a review for me, I still learned something new about that topic in this class. The teacher is very knowledgable and gives very helpful feedback to help our writing become stronger. Overall, the class is very informative and a great help to grow your writing over the summer.”

Nicole S
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