Paragraph Town Writing

Paragraph Town

$109.00

Paragraph Town is a six-week workshop for students who want to improve their paragraph-writing skills. Our text, Michael Clay Thompson’s Paragraph Town, will guide our journey as we navigate the techniques needed to master the paragraphs. Students will learn about organization, sentence variety, the topic sentence, and transitions as they apply to the paragraph. We’ll work on paragraphs that describe and explain, with a goal of having students write not just stronger paragraphs in the workshop but also in their Online G3 classes and anywhere else good paragraph skills are required.

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Paragraph Town is a six-week workshop for students who want to improve their paragraph-writing skills. Our text, Michael Clay Thompson’s Paragraph Town, will guide our journey as we navigate the techniques needed to master the paragraphs. Students will learn about organization, sentence variety, the topic sentence, and transitions as they apply to the paragraph. We’ll work on paragraphs that describe and explain, with a goal of having students write not just stronger paragraphs in the workshop but also in their Online G3 classes and anywhere else good paragraph skills are required.

Students will practice their skills in weekly forums, and they will, for some assignments, receive personalized, constructive feedback and advice from the teacher. This class will help prepare students for future Online G3 classes with forums but also for future essay writing.

Required Book

Webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session or for repeated viewings to provide extra practice and understanding.

Topics Covered

organization
sentence variety
the topic sentence
transitions

Challenge Level

This all-ages workshop is most appropriate for middle school students who want to work on their paragraph skills in preparation for academic essay writing.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Coach Cordelia

Reading List

Paragraph Town by Michael Clay Thompson

Usually Offered

Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisites

Students should be able to type comfortably. They also should be able to write sentences that have a moderate level of complexity and incorporate proper punctuation, usage, and spelling. Concurrent enrollment in a G3 Grammar or Vocabulary class may add to your student’s appreciation of the class. Concurrent enrollment in any Online G3 History or Literature class will provide additional practice writing paragraphs.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Thursday 8am Pacific Session 2 (6-week session begins 4-4), Fall 2018 Tuesday Session 1 8am Pacific (6-week session begins 8-28), Fall 2018 Tuesday Session 2 8am Pacific (6-week session begins 10-9), Spring 2018 Thursday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 2-15), Spring 2018 Thursday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 4-5), Fall 2017 Thursday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 8-31), Fall 2017 Thursday 8am Pacific (6 weeks beginning 10-12)