Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jake is currently writing a persuasive paper about why he should take fencing lessons

Jake struggles with writing -- the idea of it, starting a paper and actually writing one.  It’s not because he’s dumb.  He’s actually quite bright but he struggles with Language Arts.  I went to a lecture sponsored by our town’s SPED PAC last year and realized I should be more proactive about his writing.  I found out that my one of my friends worked for a company (EmPOWER) that teaches writing.  She evaluated Jake’s writing for me and told me his writing is at a third grade level.  I decided to spend his college money on tutoring because if he couldn’t write he wouldn’t go to college.  So, for the past several months, once a week I drive Jake 30 minutes away to my friend Stacy’s house for tutoring.  It’s going pretty well.  I assign him twenty minutes of writing homework a day because I’d prefer not to have to do this for more than a year.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

I like the idea of 20 minutes of writing homework.

(A lot of professional writers say that it makes a difference!)

Now I would like to read this persuasive paper about fencing.

Reading the testimonals, it does seem to work.

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