Writing Classes

Writing @ CHEC (inservice)

Writing Instruction @ CHEC

Our goal is to "GROW the Writer"! We aim to do this by establishing and building upon a foundation of good writing traits, using supportive curricula at home, and providing feedback on the students' writing.

6+1 Writing Traits

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it expected that my student complete their weekly assignments?

In 7th-12th grades, weekly assignments are expected to be completed and turned in to the co-op teacher during class. Our writing coaches work diligently to give feedback on all assignments during the co-op day with the aim to have the assignments returned to the families by the end of the day.

In 1st-6th grade, in keeping with our Educational Responsibilities, the co-op teacher gives suggested activities weekly to allow the student to work with their home-teacher in continuing the learning at home. These activities are not required, but highly encouraged.

Will the co-op teacher assign my student a grade on their writing assignment?

In keeping with our Educational Responsibilities, co-op teachers and writing coaches only provide constructive and encouraging feedback, but do not assign grades. If a home-teacher would like assistance in assigning a grade to their student's writing, the co-op teacher is happy to help with suggestions.

Writing Classes

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Writing Workshop

1st-6th Grades

Traits introduced:

  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Presentation

Write Shop 1

7th & new 8th Graders

Traits emphasized:

  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Presentation

Write Shop 2

8th Grade

Traits emphasized:

  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Presentation
  • Organization

Put That in Writing 1

9th-10th grade + new High Schoolers

Traits emphasized:

  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Presentation
  • Organization
  • Voice

Put That in Writing 2

10th grade-12th grade

Traits emphasized:

  • Organization
  • Presentation
  • Voice
  • Ideas