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In most elementary school classrooms, ELA studies are generally focused on
writing short, 1-2 paragraph responses which answer questions about what
students have read or discussed in class. This type of writing is useful for
developing basic proficiency when it comes to building paragraphs. However, as students prepare to leave elementary school and move into middle school, they
will be asked to complete longer, more difficult pieces of writing. Unfortunately,
many students find themselves unprepared to work at this level, and continue to
produce below grade-level writing well into their teenage years.
The goal of our Advanced Writing Readiness Program is to teach students how
to write five paragraph essays in an academic structure. They will edit those
essays with the help of conventional editing rules, and work with their peers to
improve their work by revising multiple drafts. Over the course of multiple weeks,
they will gradually turn a rough draft into a polished and well edited final draft.
The program will give them the opportunity to become familiar with the types of
essay prompts they will soon be assigned in school, such as research papers,
persuasive essays, and personal narratives. Their instructor will provide weekly
updates of students progress and collaborate with their parents to help them
best succeed as young authors