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We are a team of Direct Instruction experts located in Vaughan, Ontario.
We have taught writing to struggling students successfully for over a decade. We recognize that good writing skills need to be taught directly and explicitly. Without great instruction, students will have tremendous difficulty learning how to produce meaningful writing.
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Expressive Writing (grades 2-5)
Why do so many students have difficulty writing? Writing is a complex task. It involves a series of skills and implies a sequence of activities. Expressive writing is like reading in many ways. No teacher would expect a non-reader to tackle fifth-grade reading material. Typically, however, beginning writers have to plunge into activities that are as overwhelming for them as fifth grade material would be for beginning readers.
Fortunately, writing can and should be taught. Expressive Writing uses a design that is different from most writing programs in many ways.
- It is organized in such a way that all the skills a student needs to do a writing assignment are taught in manageable chunks.
- Students are not simply told to write, but skills are taught using explicit strategies.
- All skills that are taught are integrated and applied in passage-writing exercises.
- Writing skills are built on visuals and picture sequences, instead of imaginary experiences, typically used in other writing programs.
- Editing is an integral part of the writing process.
- It systematically teaches students to write a variety of sentence types.
- It develops skills in writing in the simple past tense.
Does your child need help developing advanced writing skills? Our Direct Instruction lessons can help build confidence in their use of writing as a means of effective self-expression and communication.
High Performance Writing (grades 5-7)
High Performance Writing is a writing program that provides teaching strategies for assisting the students to develop the skills necessary to become successful writers. The program uses a choice of units:
- Practical Writing,
- Descriptive Writing,
- Narrative Writing,
- Expository Writing,
- Persuasive Writing, and
- Report Writing.
Each unit focuses on process-based writing, giving the students specific instruction and practice to develop the skills they need to be clear and effective communicators.
High-Performance Writing uses a three-step instruction model based on current educational research that supports the belief that all children can become writers.
In the first step of this instructional model, the students hear or read exemplary pieces of writing in the form or genre they are studying. In the second step, the teacher and students work together to plan and draft a collaborative passage, revise it, and complete the writing cycle by proofreading for writing conventions such as grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Finally, students plan, draft, edit, proofread, and publish an individual piece of writing
Essentials for Writing (prep for high school)
This program is designed to help struggling middle/high school students write with clarity and purpose. Students learn strategies for accomplishing specific types of writing tasks. Each lesson is broken down to cover the aspects of effective planning and organization, structure, grammar, word choice and conventions. Students who have fully covered all aspects of essentials for writing are typically fully ready for university or college language requirements.
Why Choose us?
The learning plan offered to the student involves well-established, verified programs and curriculums
We take pride in our team which consists of warm, compassionate and devoted educators specializing in reading, writing, math, French and special education