All-Write Writing Lab for MS
Teacher: Valerie Vaughan
Date/Time: Thursday - 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Grade Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
What is Writing?
A. a means of communication
B. a form of expression
C. a way to transform thoughts into words
D. all of the above
If you answered D, you are correct! Writing is all these things and more. No matter the career, the ability to write and communicate effectively are essential. This course will give students the extra training necessary to achieve crucial communication and writing skills. The class was developed for students in the 6th – 8th grades, and it meets Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
The All-Write Lab capitalizes on the fascination young people have with multi-media and uses interactive techniques to make writing more accessible. “All-Write will put FUN, in the fundamentals”. Students learn to conceptualize, draft, revise, edit, and 'publish' written works and essays. Every writing project is designed to improve writing and oral presentation skills. Each student is given an Interactive Notebook (INB). They will use the notebook to store weekly writing activities and instructions. Students will also read and analyze other written works.
The ultimate goal of this course is to promote a learning lifestyle, not formulaic procedures. The top priority is to help students become comfortable expressing their thoughts with a curriculum that inspires creativity and critical thinking.
Grades will be based on attendance, homework, quizzes, papers, participation, and the final project.
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Payments can be made by semester, or, for your convenience, in NINE (9) monthly payments. Your first payment is due on September 1st. A reminder invoice will be emailed to you near the first of every month, (including December).
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$350/semester, due before the first class of each semester
$300 (Sibling Discount)
$150/month, payment due first class of the month
$140 (sibling discount)
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