Ever wonder how to teach students to write from a source you give them? Do you get confused teaching students about Major Works and Minor Works (when to cap what and how to distinguish majors from minors)? And did you know that color can be an integral part of story writing? If you want to know more about any of those things, watch the video below and follow along with the free lesson I am including! I think you’ll enjoy it. (I loved teaching it!)
The class: Senior High Composition. The place: Union City Community High School. The teacher: Mr. Leahey. The year: 1981. The student: Me….formerly straight A student for the last two years of high school…on the brink of breaking that perfect streak.
Yep, it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed.
And this girl, who had let herself get behind on creating two hundred index cards of information for her senior paper on Robert Kennedy, had a chance for redemption.
Now on to Junior High and High School!
The concept behind the Independent Work List is that it helps a student become, well, independent. In that way, the chart/list/planner should grow with the child—more independence/less neediness.
More responsibility/less spoon feeding from Mom.
These will be in no true order–just some things that I want to re-emphasize from the younger ages as well as things that pertain only to olders.
Eleventh Grade: Guide your student in editing his papers.
I always advise homeschooling moms to use grading time wisely in all subjects. For example, in math, rather than grading your student’s math separately and giving him back a paper with a score on it, grade it with your student right by your side—and point out errors and use grading time as teaching time. (This will be some of the most valuable teaching time that you can ever find! What better way to learn than from our mistakes immediately.)
Tenth Grade: Work on whatever type of writing is needed for your student next.
Usually at this level, a student has decided whether or not he will go to college. For the student who is planning to go to college, the writing pressure is really on by tenth grade—because of the dreaded SAT/ACT Essay (and the verbal part in general).
It is obvious that a college-bound tenth grader needs to work on the SAT or ACT Essay and the portions of an SAT/ACT preparatory book that will help him with the verbal parts of these exams.