Thursday, February 18, 2010
Essay Writing for Middle Schoolers
We will be writing, writing, writing as we work toward forming clear, flowing, five paragraph essays. Some of the things we will be doing together are: fun exercises to jump-start and organize thoughts, grabbing the reader's attention in the first paragraph, using transitions to link ideas, expressing those ideas in a personal style, and learning to edit. Informative, compare/contrast, and persuasive essays will be included. All levels are welcome! Because writing is so personal, sharing will be optional and content will not be a factor in grading.
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM
Dates: Tuesdays March 2, 9, 16, and 23rd
Erin Chianese is a teacher, a Sky Mountain vendor, a homeschooling mom of 2 girls graduating this year from college, and a published author. Her goal as an English teacher is to share her love of writing and reading with students. Her philosophy is to respect each student's writing content and process, to try to create a safe place to share writing, and to acknowledge students' gifts.