Writing Foundations

Writing Foundations

Teacher: Donna Jones

Grade Level(s): 8-12

Class Cost and Length in Weeks:
$12/week for 32 Weeks*
$25 material fee

Class Size: Min 6 / Max


If your student 8th-12th grade student has great difficulty using correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence formation then this class is for them.  We will begin the year by reviewing or learning how to write in cursive. We will transition into forming complete sentences, in cursive.  Next, we will learn about paragraphs and will spend time in class writing paragraphs in cursive. Lastly, we will write multi paragraph papers with the remaining weeks.  This class is not for the experienced writer.

The method of teaching cursive through “Cursive Logic” is a proven and efficient system.  Nothing overwhelming, no stress or pressure. Cursive Homework will consist of approximately 30 minutes per day for 4 days a week until cursive is mastered.

For Writing instruction and homework, 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 ultimate goal for this class is to help your Beginner writing student to become a writer or better writer both in terms of penmanship and actual writing of stories and essays.  If your student already knows how to write in cursive but does not know how to write a minimum 5 paragraph paper, then they are still welcome to join this class. If your student has never written a 5-paragraph paper, or has great difficulty completing a 5-paragraph paper, this class is for them.

Students will need to type and print out their assignments the last 10 weeks of the school year.  

Curriculum/Required Text(s):
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2019-2020 Schedule

  • Tu - Far Side 1

    11:45 am - 12:45 pm

    Ages 13 & up
    Mrs. Jones