Tutor: Amanda Gonsalves
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Thursday, period 3|
Description: Students will experiment with various forms of essays to enhance and improve their writing abilities and critical thinking skills. Literature will be used to develop critical thinking and further explore writing possibilities. Following are examples that may be used of various writing forms: narrative, descriptive, illustration, process, persuasive, compare/contrast, creative, cause and effect, definition, persuasion, argument. Specific grammar and other mechanical components will be reviewed and addressed in order to build the content around the needs of the students. Assignments for the class will include reading assignments, short, weekly, written responses and 3 to 5 essays that are 2 to 5 pages in length. Students will compose outlines, rough drafts, and final drafts for each of the essay assignments.
This class uses Google Classroom as a platform for submitting work and receiving feedback. We will also occasionally be using other online platforms and tools to help facilitate discussions and the writing process itself.
Note: Although Writing 2 is formatted as a year-long class, each semester has its own syllabus and literature selection. It may be possible to add to this class at semester. Please contact the tutor with questions
Tutor: Amanda Gonsalves has a BA in English and German from Iowa State University with a Secondary Education teaching degree. She has taught in public schools, homeschool coops and Bible studies. Her desire is to help students bring the light and life of Jesus into each of their contexts through critical thinking and clear communication. She's growing in this too! Amanda lives and homeschools in Bloomington, where she enjoys reading, creating, and spending time with her familly.
$257, $267 or $277 per semester (depending on registration date)
2nd Semester Books (to be purchased by tutor) :
Supplies: Books purchased by tutor are included in the cost for the class (above). Students will also be provided with a Writing Notebook and annotation supplies. In class, they'll need writing utensils, paper and a folder; computer access is needed at home.