Cursive & Beginning Writing 5th-8thTeacher: Donna Jones
Grade Level(s): 5-8
Class Cost and Length in Weeks:
$12/week for 32 Weeks*
$25 material fee
Class Size: Min 5 / Max 6
Sections indicated by “WAIT LIST” are full. You may register for them but will be put on a waiting list. You will not be charged if we put you on the waiting list. We may open up a new section if enough people are in need of those classes.
We will begin the year by learning how to write in cursive. We will transition into Dictation and the forming complete sentences, in cursive. If your student has difficulty with spelling, grammar, punctuation, then this class is for them. I will teach Spelling rules. If your student is an experienced writer, this is not the class for them.
Next, we will learn about paragraphs and will spend time in class writing paragraphs in cursive. For some, writing a paragraph is very tedious and stressful. In this class we will take away the stress by concentrating on the fun things that kids naturally want to talk about. The things that they find interesting in their lives is what they will write about.
Lastly, we will write multi paragraph papers with the remaining weeks. Together we will set the goals for your child and watch as they blossom into writers.
The method of teaching cursive through “Cursive Logic” is a proven and efficient system. Nothing overwhelming, no stress or pressure. Homework and “grades” will be minimal. Each student will be encouraged and coached to improve upon what they bring to the table the first week of class. If your student has anxiety at the thought of a “writing” class, this is the one for them. Together we will set the goals for your child and watch as they blossom into writers.
The last 6-10 weeks in the Spring semester the student will need to be able to use a computer to type and print out their assignments. Younger students may have someone else type. It is recommended that your students learn how to type.
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