Teachers use the University of Kansas Strategic Instruction Model, or Kansas Strategies, for the teaching of written expression. Like the Wilson Reading System®, the Sentence Writing Strategy and the Paragraph Writing Strategy teach foundational skills in a direct and sequential manner. Students learn to build and expand simple sentences before they learn paragraph organization and essay writing. The goal is to build a strong foundation upon which more sophisticated written language skills can be developed.
There are three levels of Writing classes offered at Groves. Each is described below.
Mark Your Calendar for Groves Academy's Summer School in 2013
On the heels of our most successful summer school program ever, Groves Academy is pleased to announce the dates of our Summer School Program for 2013:
- Grades 2-8: June 17 through July 12, 2013
- Grades 9-12: July 29 through August 9, 2013
Click here to view Groves Academy's 2013 Summer Programs Catalog!
Using multi-sensory techniques, students are introduced to sentence formation including capitalization and punctuation, writing complete sentences and expanding sentences. Principles of the Kansas Strategies are introduced and reviewed. All students have access to a computer.
Using multi-sensory techniques, students receive direct instruction in writing expanded and compound sentences. Students are also introduced to paragraph writing including topic sentences, supporting details, and clinchers (concluding sentences).
A focus is on the mechanics of writing (spelling, capitalization, and punctuation) as well as word usage and idea organization. Principles of the Kansas Strategies are introduced and reviewed at both the advanced sentence and paragraph levels. All students have access to a computer.
Students receive direct instruction in writing expanded and complex sentences, as well as simple paragraphs including topic sentences, supporting details, and clinchers (concluding sentences).
A focus is on the mechanics of writing (spelling, capitalization, and punctuation), as well as word usage and idea organization. Students are also introduced to different paragraph types and practice writing various paragraph types. If time allows, students are introduced to the five paragraph essay. All students have access to a computer.
Interested in registering or want more information? Please contact Colee Bean at email@example.com or 952-915-4297 for more information. You can also download a copy of our Summer Programs Catalog.