Writing
(Grades 3-4)
Tutor: Laura Johnson
Email: lauragj7@gmail.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 1

Description: The purpose of the Writing class is to have students enjoy writing and be confident in their skills. We will explore ways language is used around us that makes an idea clear, sparks our imagination, or may even surprise us.  Students will also  learn basic grammar and the mechanics of writing.  This year we will write descriptive, persuasive, and narrative pieces.

Students are required to complete weekly homework for this class.

Tutor: Laura Johnson earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She taught first grade in the public schools before starting a family of her own.  She and her husband homeschooled their five children for sixteen years. These past few years, Laura has worked as a cognitive brain trainer, helping struggling students.  Laura loves teaching and helping students get excited about learning.  Laura has also been involved with CHAT since 2004.


Level: Grades 3-4

Prerequisite: Students need to be able to independently write a sentence. (Spelling doesn’t matter.)
Text: (to be purchased by parents) Banish Boring Words (Scholastic) by Leilen Shelton
Homework: one to two hours per week
Supply fee: $15
Supplies:  3-ring notebook and pencil
Banish Boring Words