This intensive two hour course, designed for students struggling with writing, meets daily for three weeks. Students entering grades 3 though 5 enjoy small group instruction in Step Up to Writing, Grammar, Spell-Links (an encoding program) and Write Track. Every child also takes part in an individual brainstorming, editing or conferencing session each afternoon. Manipulatives, memory strategies and language-based instruction reinforce concepts.
Writing instructors and McLean faculty, experienced in teaching students with writing difficulties, document improvement. Screening on the first day of the program will identify possible gaps in a student’s understanding and targets areas for review and reinforcement. At the end of the program, instructors also write a report on each student’s progress, strengths and areas needing continued support.
Session Dates (3-week duration)
June 22-July 10
1:00 pm-3:00 pm