By happy coincidence, we were offered an opportunity to try out a course in writing, to help my daughter bridge the gap between her previous work on spelling, punctuation and mechanics, and grammar, to fluent writing. Perusing the class offerings, I was undecided whether the class in sentence-writing, or the class in paragraph-writing, would be best. After consulting with the representative, we resolved to try paragraph writing first, and if that proves too difficult, move to sentence writing and work our way up.
Whichever turns out to be her proper placement, I am certain that this will be an enriching and challenging experience, and that she will grow in her abilities as a result.
For the next several weeks, we will be working on our writing skills at Time4Writing.com. This online writing program is designed to teach students how to write, focusing on writing structure and writing improvement. Come back in a few weeks to see how we are progressing!