For years, Holly Dodson has been teaching writing classes to students of all ages, receiving rave reviews from both parents and students. Holly’s acclaimed writing classes are now available to anyone anywhere, at any time, no matter their schedule. Because classes are online, students can work at their own pace from the comfort of their own homes. Best of all, these classes include teacher editing and feedback on all papers, setting them apart from most pre-recorded classes.
Brand new, revised and updated Level 1 class now available! More are under construction and on the way!
For students new to Holly’s writing program.
This class is an introduction to writing a strong, well-structured paragraph.
We start with the basic building block of a paragraph—the sentence. Students learn/review what makes a sentence complete. Then each week they learn new techniques for expanding a boring sentence using modifying adjectives, adjective clauses, powerful action verbs, adverbs, and adverb clauses. They also learn how to fix common mistakes like sentence fragments and run-on sentences.
These lessons teach useful, practical grammar skills; and, from the very first week, students get to practice those grammar skills in paragraphs they write. I have found that grammar is best taught in the context of writing, and this class allows students to immediately practice what they learn.
The class includes eight weeks’ worth of videos and materials. Each week students receive instruction on different ways to expand and improve their sentence structure, and then write a paragraph that incorporates those techniques.
Students learn the basics of taking notes from fun, kid-friendly articles about fascinating animals. They learn to write a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentences, using just their notes.
Students receive a 60+ page student workbook (as a pdf to print at home) with practice materials that correspond to each lesson.
Student papers are turned into Holly by email for editing and feedback.
Holly’s online classes are pre-recorded, and are available on demand for students. Each class includes eight lessons, and can be begun or accessed anytime. Best of all, Holly provides editing and feedback on student papers, so they can learn and grow from their mistakes. This sets Holly’s pre-recorded classes apart from most online classes.
This is great news for students who have a hard time attending live classes, or who want to go back and review a lesson. Students can pause, rewind, and fast forward the lessons so they can go at their own pace. Holly has created engaging, original materials for these classes, and they are included as a pdf file for parents to print at home.