Writing lessons draw on the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Structure and Style methodology. “Structure” focuses on the arrangement of ideas to compose logical, cohesive pieces, while “Style” teaches a myriad of techniques to elevate language and engage readers.
- Understand the framework of writing assignments
i.e., what structurally makes a story different than a literary analysis
- Grasp the purpose of a paragraph and learn how to organize ideas
- Know how to outline different types of assignments
including stories, letters, event descriptions, and formal essays
- Master techniques to make writing descriptive
- Learn how to grab and maintain your audience’s attention
Writing is a craft, much like building a house or a piece of furniture. Like builders, good writers are familiar with the “tools” of their trade. Grammar provides children with the tools necessary to effectively communicate at the written and spoken level. Our students study grammar using materials from the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Fix It! Grammar series.
Why study grammar?
- Learn the rules of sentence construction and punctuation
- Become familiar with proofreaders’ marks and editing best practices
- Master fundamental terminology necessary to discuss writing with instructors
RWC students regularly memorize and recite child-friendly poetry.
- Build vocabulary database
- Impart grammar knowledge by memorizing complex sentence patterns
- Bolster essential reading comprehension skills by deciphering complex thoughts
- Develop foundational public speaking skills
- Build academic confidence by discovering the fruits of consistent effort
Parents are our greatest ally in ensuring the success of the RWC program.
Parents can expect:
- Regular reports of material covered
- Parent-teacher conferences each semester
- Access to their child’s instructor in between classes