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Help your middle school student learn how to skillfully use the specific and powerful parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and complete phrases), transitions, linear writing, and more in this must-have foundational writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. Due to the popularity of this course, it is scheduled during several different time slots in the fall semester. Choose the slot that works best for you. This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6
Class Dates and Starting Times:
Mondays, October 24 to December 5, 2022 (No class Oct. 31)
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class
Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) course is required so your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite course LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.
Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade
Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with 6/7-1 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete year of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-3 and 6/7-4 courses that follow this course.
Fee: $129 if you register on or before July 15. $149 after July 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor:
Bonnie Donlon
Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to make sure that your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place. Students will learn how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs, including absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice of the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Students will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures for writing in middle school and can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.
Course Outline:
Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences
Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences
Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures
Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing
Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences
Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing
Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.
Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 10/24/2022 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/5/2022 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your middle school student learn how to skillfully use the specific and powerful parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and complete phrases), transitions, linear writing, and more in this must-have foundational writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. Due to the popularity of this course, it is scheduled during several different time slots in the fall semester. Choose the slot that works best for you. This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Tuesdays, October 25 to December 6, 2022 (No class Nov. 1)

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) course is required so your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite course LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.


Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade


Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with 6/7-1 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete year of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-3 and 6/7-4 courses that follow this course.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before July 15. $149 after July 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to make sure that your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place. Students will learn how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs, including absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice of the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Students will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures for writing in middle school and can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 10/25/2022 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 12/6/2022 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your middle school student learn how to skillfully use the specific and powerful parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and complete phrases), transitions, linear writing, and more in this must-have foundational writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. Due to the popularity of this course, it is scheduled during several different time slots in the fall semester. Choose the slot that works best for you. This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, October 26 to December 7, 2022. (No class Nov. 23)

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) course is required so your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite course LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.


Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade


Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with 6/7-1 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete year of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-3 and 6/7-4 courses that follow this course.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before July 15. $149 after July 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Natalie Schira

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to make sure that your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place. Students will learn how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs, including absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice of the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Students will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures for writing in middle school and can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 10/26/2022 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 12/7/2022 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your middle school student learn how to skillfully use the specific and powerful parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and complete phrases), transitions, linear writing, and more in this must-have foundational writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. Due to the popularity of this course, it is scheduled during several different time slots in the fall semester. Choose the slot that works best for you. This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, October 26 to December 7, 2022. (No class Nov. 23)

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) course is required so your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite course LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.


Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade


Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with 6/7-1 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete year of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-3 and 6/7-4 courses that follow this course.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before July 15. $149 after July 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to make sure that your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place. Students will learn how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs, including absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice of the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Students will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures for writing in middle school and can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 10/26/2022 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 12/7/2022 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your middle school student learn how to skillfully use the specific and powerful parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and complete phrases), transitions, linear writing, and more in this must-have foundational writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-1 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. Due to the popularity of this course, it is scheduled during several different time slots in the fall semester. Choose the slot that works best for you. This is the second of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Thursdays, Oct. 27 to December 15, 2022. (No class Nov. 24 or Dec. 8)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) course is required so your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite course LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.


Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade


Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with 6/7-1 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete year of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-3 and 6/7-4 courses that follow this course.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before July 15. $149 after July 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Natalie Schira

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to make sure that your student has strong middle school writing foundations in place. Students will learn how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs, including absolute “must-have” knowledge and practice of the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. Students will also cover capitalization, end punctuation, and the use of quoted material. Even if your student has learned the composition of a sentence and paragraph in elementary materials, this course uses higher-level vocabulary and structures for writing in middle school and can help your student finally master the details that are holding him or her back from writing well.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Nouns, verbs, and capitalization in sentences

Class 2: Adjectives, adverbs, and end punctuation in sentences

Class 3: Prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures

Class 4: Using quotes in dialogue and academic writing

Class 5: Transitions and connectives in sentences

Class 6: Putting it all together: Transitions and linear sentences in paragraph writing

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 10/27/2022 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 12/15/2022 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Give your middle school student the mastery needed for punctuation — creating strong sentences and getting rid of the most common writing mistakes. This critical course helps your student write clearly, free of punctuation and grammar errors. Take the 6/7-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.



Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. This is the third of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Tuesdays, January 10 to February 14, 2023

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) and Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with MS 6/7-4 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete semester of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-4 course that follows this course.

Fee: $89 if you register on or before November 15. $109 after November 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to further the student’s ability and confidence in using punctuation and grammar correctly (and well!). Your student will learn to identify and use correct punctuation in longer passages of text, including additional work with the use of commas, semicolons and colons, and quotation marks. Special emphasis will be placed on using punctuation correctly in systems of testing, such as standardized tests, and increase your student’s ability to identify wrong uses of punctuation, to self-edit, and to make corrections easily.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Correct comma use with clauses, compound sentences, and commas vs. semicolons in lists

Class 2: Odd punctuation challenges with colons, semicolons, and capitalizations

Class 3: Correct usage of quotation marks and their surrounding punctuation

Class 4: Complete Sentences vs. fragments in academic work vs. Advertisements and informal writing

Class 5: Punctuation, capitalization, and form in formal letters

Class 6: Common punctuation and grammar mistakes with pronouns, questions, compound sentences, and more

Course Materials: All course materials are included free. Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents for free.

Homework: This course has weekly quizzes, requiring an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student’s skill level upon entering the course). Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer for instant feedback.

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Starts Starts: 1/10/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 2/14/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Give your middle school student the mastery needed for punctuation — creating strong sentences and getting rid of the most common writing mistakes. This critical course helps your student write clearly, free of punctuation and grammar errors. Take the 6/7-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. This is the third of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, January 11 to February 15, 2023

1:00 PM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) and Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with MS 6/7-4 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete semester of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-4 course that follows this course.

Fee: $89 if you register on or before November 15. $109 after November 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Natalie Schira

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to further the student’s ability and confidence in using punctuation and grammar correctly (and well!). Your student will learn to identify and use correct punctuation in longer passages of text, including additional work with the use of commas, semicolons and colons, and quotation marks. Special emphasis will be placed on using punctuation correctly in systems of testing, such as standardized tests, and increase your student’s ability to identify wrong uses of punctuation, to self-edit, and to make corrections easily.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Correct comma use with clauses, compound sentences, and commas vs. semicolons in lists

Class 2: Odd punctuation challenges with colons, semicolons, and capitalizations

Class 3: Correct usage of quotation marks and their surrounding punctuation

Class 4: Complete Sentences vs. fragments in academic work vs. Advertisements and informal writing

Class 5: Punctuation, capitalization, and form in formal letters

Class 6: Common punctuation and grammar mistakes with pronouns, questions, compound sentences, and more

Course Materials: All course materials are included free. Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents for free.

Homework: This course has weekly quizzes, requiring an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student’s skill level upon entering the course). Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer for instant feedback.

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Starts Starts: 1/11/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/15/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Give your middle school student the mastery needed for punctuation — creating strong sentences and getting rid of the most common writing mistakes. This critical course helps your student write clearly, free of punctuation and grammar errors. Take the 6/7-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.



Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. This is the third of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Wednesdays, January 11 to February 15, 2023

10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central 8:00 Mountain 7:00 Pacific)


Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) and Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with MS 6/7-4 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete semester of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-4 course that follows this course.

Fee: $89 if you register on or before November 15. $109 after November 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to further the student’s ability and confidence in using punctuation and grammar correctly (and well!). Your student will learn to identify and use correct punctuation in longer passages of text, including additional work with the use of commas, semicolons and colons, and quotation marks. Special emphasis will be placed on using punctuation correctly in systems of testing, such as standardized tests, and increase your student’s ability to identify wrong uses of punctuation, to self-edit, and to make corrections easily.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Correct comma use with clauses, compound sentences, and commas vs. semicolons in lists

Class 2: Odd punctuation challenges with colons, semicolons, and capitalizations

Class 3: Correct usage of quotation marks and their surrounding punctuation

Class 4: Complete Sentences vs. fragments in academic work vs. Advertisements and informal writing

Class 5: Punctuation, capitalization, and form in formal letters

Class 6: Common punctuation and grammar mistakes with pronouns, questions, compound sentences, and more

Course Materials: All course materials are included free. Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents for free.

Homework: This course has weekly quizzes, requiring an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student’s skill level upon entering the course). Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer for instant feedback.

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Starts Starts: 1/11/2023 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/15/2023 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Give your middle school student the mastery needed for punctuation — creating strong sentences and getting rid of the most common writing mistakes. This critical course helps your student write clearly, free of punctuation and grammar errors. Take the 6/7-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. This is the third of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Thursdays, January 12 to February 16, 2023

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) and Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with MS 6/7-4 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete semester of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-4 course that follows this course.

Fee: $89 if you register on or before November 15. $109 after November 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Natalie Schira

Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to further the student’s ability and confidence in using punctuation and grammar correctly (and well!). Your student will learn to identify and use correct punctuation in longer passages of text, including additional work with the use of commas, semicolons and colons, and quotation marks. Special emphasis will be placed on using punctuation correctly in systems of testing, such as standardized tests, and increase your student’s ability to identify wrong uses of punctuation, to self-edit, and to make corrections easily.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Correct comma use with clauses, compound sentences, and commas vs. semicolons in lists

Class 2: Odd punctuation challenges with colons, semicolons, and capitalizations

Class 3: Correct usage of quotation marks and their surrounding punctuation

Class 4: Complete Sentences vs. fragments in academic work vs. Advertisements and informal writing

Class 5: Punctuation, capitalization, and form in formal letters

Class 6: Common punctuation and grammar mistakes with pronouns, questions, compound sentences, and more

Course Materials: All course materials are included free. Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents for free.

Homework: This course has weekly quizzes, requiring an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student’s skill level upon entering the course). Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer for instant feedback.

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Starts Starts: 1/12/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 2/16/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Give your middle school student the mastery needed for punctuation — creating strong sentences and getting rid of the most common writing mistakes. This critical course helps your student write clearly, free of punctuation and grammar errors. Take the 6/7-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. This is the third of a 4-part series. Continue with the MS 6/7 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 6
Class Dates and Starting Times:
Mondays, January 16 to February 20, 2023
11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class
Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1) and Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.
Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade
Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with MS 6/7-4 for a full semester credit. To make a full and complete semester of middle school writing, sign up for the 6/7-4 course that follows this course.
Fee: $89 if you register on or before November 15. $109 after November 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor:
Bonnie Donlon
Course Description: This is an essential writing course for all middle school students, to further the student’s ability and confidence in using punctuation and grammar correctly (and well!). Your student will learn to identify and use correct punctuation in longer passages of text, including additional work with the use of commas, semicolons and colons, and quotation marks. Special emphasis will be placed on using punctuation correctly in systems of testing, such as standardized tests, and increase your student’s ability to identify wrong uses of punctuation, to self-edit, and to make corrections easily.
Course Outline:
Class 1: Correct comma use with clauses, compound sentences, and commas vs. semicolons in lists
Class 2: Odd punctuation challenges with colons, semicolons, and capitalizations
Class 3: Correct usage of quotation marks and their surrounding punctuation
Class 4: Complete Sentences vs. fragments in academic work vs. Advertisements and informal writing
Class 5: Punctuation, capitalization, and form in formal letters
Class 6: Common punctuation and grammar mistakes with pronouns, questions, compound sentences, and more
Course Materials: All course materials are included free. Word 2007 or later version or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word 2007 or a later version, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents for free.
Homework: This course has weekly quizzes, requiring an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time (depending on the student’s skill level upon entering the course). Quizzes are graded automatically by the computer for instant feedback.

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Starts Starts: 1/16/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 2/20/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, February 27 to April 10, 2023 (No class April 3)

11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central 9:30 Mountain 8:30 Pacific)

Duration:
50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.


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Starts Starts: 2/27/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/10/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Help your student craft excellent sentences and paragraphs in writing practice through learning and using critical middle school must-haves for writing well — and gain understanding with practice in this hands-on writing course that goes beyond “normal” writing courses with practical writing using critical thinking (no workbooks). Take the 6/7-3 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
Course materials are provided free. This course, a continuation of the Writing Essentials series for 6/7 students, is scheduled during several different four time slots in the spring semester. This is the fourth of a 4-part series, which provides a full year of Writing.

Total Classes:
6

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Tuesdays, February 28 to April 11, 2023 (No class April 4)

2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central 12:30 Mountain 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 50 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Each course in the 6/7 series builds upon the next. Registration in the Writing Essentials 1: Punctuation & Grammar I (MS 6/7-1), Writing Essentials 2: Excellent Sentence & Paragraph Writing I (MS 6/7-2), and Writing Essentials 3: Punctuation and Grammar II (MS 6/7-3) courses is required so that your student has all of the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in this course. You may take the prerequisite courses LIVE or in Unlimited Access (recording) before or during this course.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th or accelerated 6th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Precede with MS 6/7-3 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $129 if you register on or before November 15. $149 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Bonnie Donlon

Course Description: This essential writing course continues to give your student the skills for how to create well-crafted sentences and paragraphs using specific nouns, strong verbs, appropriate adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures. This course specifically sets your student up for success in crafting longer writing (paragraphs and beyond). Special emphasis is placed on using words correctly in systems of testing such as standardized tests and the student’s ability to identify improper word choice while making critical corrections in thinking and writing.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Identifying and building on specific nouns and strong verbs in sentences

Class 2: Identifying and building on appropriate adjectives and adverbs in sentences

Class 3: Identifying and correctly using prepositions, prepositional phrases, and compound sentence structures within sentences and paragraphs

Class 4: How to easily identify incorrect usage in standardized tests

Class 5: Creating paragraphs with strong transitions and connectives

Class 6: Critical know-how for writing multi-paragraph essays

Course Materials: Course materials are provided free of charge. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs and convert to Word documents FREE.

Homework: This course uses an estimated one to three hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s abilities entering the course. Homework includes readings, activities, and writing assignments that get your student thinking critically and using the content learned while writing/composing. All writing assignments are graded by the instructor.

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Starts Starts: 2/28/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/11/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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