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Writing and Spelling

Our Writing Program stresses language expressions, language mechanics, spelling, and writing techniques. Students in grades 3 to 12 learn how to write strong paragraphs and essays to explain, describe, compare/contrast, and persuade.

The curriculum of our Writing Program is aligned with the California State Standards and includes the following skills:

Composition

  • Getting Ready to Write
  • Techniques for Developing Strong Topic Sentences
  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Developing Effective Conclusions
  • Understanding the Writing Process: Editing, Revising, Rewriting
  • Mastering Essays to Describe, Explain, Compare and Contrast, and Persuade
  • How to Write a Research Paper

Language Mechanics

  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Abbreviations

Language Expression

  • Parts of Speech
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Constructing Sentences
  • Avoiding and Correcting Run-On Sentences
  • Understanding Phrases and Figure of Speech

Spelling

  • Spelling Rules and Exceptions
  • Commonly Misspelled Words
  • Using the Right Words
  • Proofreading

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