Teach students how to write like J. K. Rowling, Jack London, John Steinbeck, and Tara Westover
4 – 8 minute videos, twice a week, for 12 weeks
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Sentences from real authors + our simple numbering system = magic
Here's J. K. Rowling
And Jack London
And here's Tara Westover
Each week for twelve weeks, we will send you two short videos that present sentences written by professional authors, along with commentary about the sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and content. Your students can then use those sentences as models in their next writing assignment!
When you register, the first two videos will be immediately available, and each subsequent pair of videos will be available at 7-day intervals. Thus, if you register on a Tuesday, all of the following videos will become available for you on a Tuesday. We recommend introducing the two videos on separate days, to allow focused discussion and practice on each one.
When your school has a vacation, holidays, or special events on the calendar, the lessons will still be delivered and waiting for you when you return. Thus the 24 lessons might spread over more than 12 weeks. We suggest planning ahead.
If you are using Google Classroom, the extension Share to Classroom is perfect for sending the lesson to all your students in a class at once. Students may also register for the course on their own, depending on your school's policies.
And as you might have guessed, Twice-a-Week Writing is especially useful for blended classrooms. The students watch the videos at home, with the ability to review as needed, take notes, work on an assignment, and share through collaboration with fellow students and the teacher. Classroom time is then for discussion, clarification, sharing, and critiquing. In just a few minutes, twice a week, students will gain a new confidence and a new power over their writing, ready to write their next short story, narrative essay, or college application.