This course is designed for students who have not taken the Power of Words Academy School Year Enrichment Writing and Public Speaking program.
Classes commence on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. They will be held twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 4:30pm to 6:00pm for 7 weeks (14 sessions). There is a maximum of 12 students in a class.
The lessons are led by teachers and classes are interactive. Student learn to write with effectiveness and confidence in all subject areas. Our program is aligned with the common core standards of the Ontario School Curriculum and include the following skill sets:
- Generate, gather and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience.
- Draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience.
- Use editing, proofreading, and knowledge of language conventions to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively
- Reflect on and identify their strengths as writers, areas for improvement, and strategies they found most helpful at different stages of the writing process.
More specifically, students will learn the structure of writing four types of paragraphs and four types of essays (including the expository, persuasive, comparative and contrast and research essays). They will develop critical thinking skills and learn to add depth in their writing pieces.