Introductory Guide to High School Writing
Your teen needs an introductory high school writing curriculum that lays a firm foundation for rich creative writing, powerful essays, and carefully crafted research papers.
This is a full year downloadable .pdf writing curriculum for the inexperienced writer (9th grade students and others with little or no writing experience).
This 4-part high school writing curriculum includes:
- Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing by Vicki Tillman
- Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing by Marilyn Groop
- Introductory Guide to High School Short Story Writing by Vicki Tillman
- APA Style Research Paper Guide by Vicki Tillman
(See the descriptions of each e-text below.)
By purchasing this “bundled” etext, you save money and have all of your writing curriculum in one handy file for on-screen use or to print if you prefer.
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Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing by Vicki Tillman
Don’t overlook poetry writing in your homeschooling high schooler’s curriculum. Poetry teaches concise and creative use of words and thoughts- an absolutely necessary life skill! Christian homeschoolers who learn to use words well can feel confident as God calls them to any area of work or service.
For the inexperienced or under-experienced poetry writer, Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing is an enjoyable way to introduce your homeschooler to the power and fun of words.
Creativity is waiting to be uncovered with 7Sisters poetry writing curriculum!
Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing, by Vicki Tillman is a 25-page downloadable pdf workbook geared to middle or high school students who have very little experience with writing poetry. It is designed to be used over a 5-week span.
With brief, friendly-toned lessons (and NO busywork included), this e-text is designed for independent learning or for use in a co-op.
Topics covered include:
- Poetic language
- Alliteration and form
- More poetic language
Poetry is intimidating to many students and to some homeschooling parents as well, but poetic language and expression become accessible and fun with Vicki’s poetry writing curriculum guides. Explore poetry and give your homeschooling teen an opportunity for fun and growth in word power!
Click here to view an excerpt from Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing.
Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing by Marilyn Groop
Essay writing in high school provides a solid basis for homeschoolers in critical thinking, research writing, persuasive speech and so much more!
Homeschooling high schoolers must have great essay-writing skills. They need to be able to comfortably crank out essays to be prepared for college (and college entrance).
Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing, by Marilyn Groop, is a 10-week, 61-page downloadable e-curriculum to help your inexperienced writer learn the fundamentals of writing a cohesive essay.
Presented in a user-friendly format, this guide is designed for independent learning or for use in learning co-ops. Packed with practical information, it includes NO busywork.
Topics in Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing include:
- Basic essay format
- Developing each part of the essay (introduction, body, conclusion)
- Persuasive essays
- Compare/contrast essays
- Literature analysis
- SAT essays
- Editing checklist
- Avoiding sentence fragments
- Answer key (with 3 rubrics)
While built on the skills learned in the Middle School Essay Writing Guide, it is not necessary to have worked on that guide in order have success in this course.
Give your homeschooling high schooler the essay writing skills he/she needs with this important guide.
Click here to view an excerpt from Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing.
Even reluctant writers can build a strong skill set for essay-writing with a curriculum that breaks the process into manageable steps and doesn’t waste their time with busywork. The logical thinking process behind a well-written essay is not intuitive to most kids; Introductory Guide to High School Essay Writing presents the process in a friendly, conversational style that wins over even a student who says, “I don’t know what to write!!”
Introductory Guide to High School Short Story Writing by Vicki Tillman
Creativity is necessary for excellence in all writing formats. Once homeschooling high schoolers graduate, they will need to be able to communicate in ways that interest employers, Sunday school classes, ministries, or any other place God puts them.
Those who are heading for college will be competing for good grades on papers. If they have creativity in their use of thoughts and words, they can produce papers that are interesting to read (as opposed to 200 other drably-written papers that a professor might read).
Homeschoolers can develop confidence in their creativity skills by having some fun with their writing assignments using 7Sisters creative writing high school curriculum guides. Introductory Guide to High School Short Story Writing: Family Narrative is a 23-page downloadable pdf writing guide, written by Vicki Tillman to encourage students to capture their creativity by sharing a family story.
Success awaits with this creative writing high school curriculum!
Presented in a step-by-step format for the inexperienced writer, homeschoolers achieve success by doing small amounts of writing each day beginning with formats with which they are already familiar (social media). The friendly, conversational tone of the text helps students then learn to thing in creative story form by taking on:
- Character development
- Sparkling conversation
- Creative word order
Designed for independent learning or for co-ops, homeschoolers will require little or no guidance to complete this creative writing high school curriculum e-text and gain solid creativity skills.
Click here to view an excerpt from Introductory Guide to High School Story Writing.
APA Style Research Paper Guide by Vicki Tillman
There is NO escape from the research paper!
However, your homeschooler can feel equipped and empowered to produce a powerful and interesting paper- and be ready to ace Freshman Composition when the time comes.
What you need is no-busywork, friendly-toned research paper curriculum for high school.
Research papers are a necessary of homeschool education. Young people need to be able to capture and organize ideas, communicate with written words, and create citations and reference pages.
This downloadable pdf guide by Vicki Tillman will lead your student through the research paper process from topic choice through final draft, culminating in an APA style paper with proper citations. The process is broken down into manageable sections with lots of advice and direction for each. APA Style Research Paper Writing Guide teaches necessary skills with no unnecessary busywork.
This guide is adaptable for grades 7-12 and for papers of various lengths.
Included in the guide are:
- helpful tips for the teacher
- suggested schedules
- sample grading rubric
Using this research paper curriculum for high school with our own students and hundreds in our local homeschool community over the years, we have seen success with writers of every variety.
From those who love to write, to those who cry, “I don’t know know what to write!” Vicki’s friendly, easy-to-follow steps of instruction and the manageable pieces into which she breaks the research writing process result in papers completed and students encouraged.
There is no escape from the research paper, so give your homeschooler the tools for a successful research paper experience!
Click here to view an excerpt from APA Style Research Paper Writing Guide.
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