Online Writing Curriculum for Middle School Students
The Language Arts curriculum in Time4Learning covers everything from phonics and grammar to spelling, writing, and literature. For parents and students that desire more personalized middle school level writing instruction, Time4Writing offers eight-week courses. Each middle school writing course includes online writing instruction and quizzes and gives students access to one-on-one feedback from a certified writing teacher.
Homeschoolers can use Time4Writing as their core writing curriculum or as a supplement to other programs they are using. School students will find it helpful to either fill in specific writing gaps or to challenge themselves with more advanced writing opportunities.
At the middle school level, Time4Writing offers targeted instruction in areas such as grammar and mechanics, paragraph writing, and essay writing. Courses are available in all levels, whether your middle schooler is ready for beginning, intermediate, or advanced instruction. See below for the full course catalog and overviews.
Basic Level Middle School Writing Courses
Understanding grammar and usage is the core of any foundational writing program. This is the first of a two-course series in writing mechanics. This first course focuses on basic fundamentals such as sentences versus fragments, subjects and predicates, subject-verb agreement, and capitalization. By the end of this course students will have reinforced the grammar rules they learned at the elementary level, and will be prepared for even more grammar and mechanics understanding in the follow-up course, “Middle School Writing Enhancement.”
Intermediate Level Middle School Writing Courses
Once middle school students have completed the beginner level “Basic Writing Mechanics” course, they are ready for more technical grammar and mechanics study. This intermediate level course delves into subjects such as comma and semicolon placement, words that are often confused, capitalization, and compound sentences. By the end of the course, students should have mastered the fundamentals of strong grammar and mechanics and how to spot errors in their own writing.
Paragraphs are what give most every kind of writing its structure. In this course, students learn how to deliver their message clearly and concisely using a well-structured paragraph. 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.
Once students have studied proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph writing, they are ready to combine those skills into writing a formal essay. Students learn to communicate even more complex ideas in clear and concise writing. They will gain practice in creating both narrative and expository essays, allowing them to hone their skills as young writers and prepare for writing at the high school level.
Advanced Level Middle School Writing Courses
Middle school level writers who have met the challenge of Time4Writing’s “Middle School Essay Writing” course may be ready to push their writing skills to the next stage. This course uses the foundation of other grammar, paragraph, and essay courses to let students explore how different types of writing are appropriate for different mediums. Students will understand that they can have one style of writing for formal academic exercises such as standardized tests, and a very different style when communicating with friends and family. They will also be introduced to choosing a style of writing based on what they are trying to accomplish.
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.
I just wanted to let you know that I loved all the feedback that you gave Daniel during this course! The course was a great fit for Daniel. I love the course and have recommended your website and programs to other parents. I feel the strong points of your program are the very short, targeted lessons, the specific feedback given within 24 hours, and the opportunity to extend the eight-week timeframe if needed. We are planning to start Middle School Essay Writing on Monday. — Parent of a Middle School Paragraphs student
I believe that this course has improved my essay writing skills. I can now effectively organize my thoughts and insert dialogue into any type of essay. I have also acquired the ability to write an essay faster. The teacher is great, and every time I make a mistake, she explains what I did wrong. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a better writer. — Student taking the Middle School Essay course
After you have completed your Time4Learning registration, head to your Parent Dashboard to add on the Elementary Time4Writing Course of your choice.