Online Writing Curriculum for High School Students
Time4Learning’s high school curriculum includes English courses that encompass critical reading and writing skills. Based on Time4Learning homeschool member feedback, we know that one of the most challenging aspects of writing for families is parent/student feedback. Nothing is more discouraging to a homeschooled teen than having their writing picked apart, even by a well-meaning parent. Time4Writing’s certified teachers remove that potential conflict and help parents and students get back to focusing on what’s important – – improving writing skills.
Time4Writing offers parents and students a personalized writing instruction program designed to help high schoolers prepare for the SATs, post-secondary education, and the workforce. Each eight-week high school writing course from Time4Writing gives students access to one-on-one feedback from a certified writing teacher.
Homeschoolers may decide to use Time4Writing as their core writing curriculum or may prefer to use it as a supplement to other programs.
At the high school level, Time4Writing offers targeted instruction in areas such as grammar and mechanics, paragraph writing, essay writing, and research. Whether your high schooler is ready for beginning, intermediate, or advanced instruction, Time4Writing has a course that is right for your student. See below for the full course catalog and overviews.
Basic Level High School Writing Courses
Understanding grammar and usage is the core of any foundational writing program. This is a foundational course that prepares students for the important skills of paragraph and essay writing. By the end of this course students will have reinforced the grammar rules they learned at the middle school level and will have covered any other guidelines that are necessary to writing clearly and accurately at the high school level.
Paragraphs are what give most every kind of writing its structure. In this course, students prepare for essay and report writing by mastering the fundamentals of paragraph writing. They will cover topic sentences, closing sentences, and how to use details to enhance their writing. They will also explore different types of paragraphs such as narrative, descriptive, and expository.
Intermediate Level High School 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. Students will use the writing process (prewriting, drafting, writing, editing, revising) to convey information clearly. Mastery of this formal style of writing is essential for success in college English courses.
Advanced Level High School Writing Courses
High school level writers who have met the challenge of Time4Writing’s “High School Essay Writing” course may be ready to push their writing skills to the next stage. This course focuses on finding expert sources on a given subject and writing either an informative or persuasive essay that is backed up with solid information. By the end of the course, students will be able to plan, develop, draft, and revise a research paper that utilizes MLA style, including parenthetical citations.
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.
Charles gained the confidence that he CAN write, and write well. The teacher was very encouraging, but didn’t let him off the hook when he thought he couldn’t do the assignment. Even though it was challenging for him, he made it through the class and got A’s and B’s on all of his assignments. — Parent of a High School Essay student
I have really enjoyed this class because it has improved my writing. I found some of the work challenging, but I am always up for a good challenge. This past week I wanted to turn off my computer when I began to struggle. Thank you for your being patient and helping me. Your teaching has been a very big help! — Student taking the High School Essay course
After you have completed your Time4Learning registration, head to your Parent Dashboard to add on the High School Time4Writing Course of your choice.