While Time4Learning teaches the essential elements of the writing process via interactive lessons and practice activities, many parents have reported that they want more. That’s where Time4Writing comes in. Each eight-week elementary writing course from Time4Writing gives students access to one-on-one feedback from a certified writing teacher. This program is great for homeschoolers as a core writing curriculum or writing supplement.
At the elementary level, Time4Writing offers targeted instruction in areas such as sentence writing, paragraph writing, grammar and mechanics, and introductory essay writing. Courses are available in all levels, whether your young writer is ready for beginning, intermediate, or advanced instruction. See below for the full course catalog and overviews.
Basic Level Elementary Writing Courses
Beginning in second grade, students are ready for formal grammar instruction. In this course, elementary writers will get familiar with the parts of speech, including how to recognize them and use them in sentences. Students will begin to understand the subject and predicate in a sentence, as well as how to identify sentence fragments. Students will also be introduced to proofreading strategies and learn basic capitalization rules.
The core of learning how to write well begins with forming strong sentences. In this course students discover the power of descriptive details to form interesting sentences. They learn what it means to write (and revise) a complete sentence. They will also be introduced to the four sentence types, and the importance of subject-verb agreement.
Intermediate Level Elementary Writing Courses
Advanced Level Elementary Writing Courses
Once students have studied proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph writing, they are ready to combine those skills into writing a formal essay. This course allows young writers to practice the various types of paragraphs, such as expository, narrative, and persuasive paragraphs. This will lead to the completion of a full five paragraph narrative essay by end of course.
One of the most important tools in any writer’s toolbox is understanding the writing process. In this course, students will delve into prewriting, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Using the exciting topic of animal defense mechanisms, students begin learning important research tactics. Finally, they will use what they discover to tell a “Wild Animal Tale” that will interest the reader.
This course is an introduction to young writers on how to do basic research on a topic as well as how to use the writing process to turn their research into usable information. Within the course, students will choose a wild animal to study about and will create a multimedia slideshow using the information they find. Students will get practice in all five areas of the writing process including prewriting, planning, drafting, editing, and revising.
*This is an advanced course, designed for students with some technical know-how.
Add a Time4Writing CourseTime4Learning.com combines 3,000+ multimedia lessons, printable worksheets and graded activities in a student-paced environment that brings concepts to life. By adding Time4Writing courses, parents give their students access to weekly online lessons and a certified writing instructor whose personalized feedback will build their writing skills.
As a homeschooling mom I am so relieved to find a course that allows my child access to objective feedback from a writing instructor. — Parent of an Elementary Paragraph Writing student
After you have completed your Time4Learning registration, head to your Parent Dashboard to add on the Elementary Time4Writing Course of your choice.