Writing program for dyslexics

Common difficulties with writing:

  • getting thoughts on paper
  • avoiding advanced vocabulary to use a word they can spell instead
  • word retrieval issues
  • composing sentences
  • proofreading
  • punctuation missing
  • run on sentences
  • wrong capitalization
  • phonetic speller or
  • poor handwriting
  • spelling

This writing program is designed for students who have any one of the issues above.

What we teach:

  • Review Sentences, Sentence Structure (Compound and Complex Sentences), Address Sentence Errors (Fragment and Run On); and Dependent and Independent Clauses
  • Grammar (SUPPLEMENTAL):  Subject/Predicate (Complete, Simple and Compound Subjects/Predicates), Nouns, Proper Nouns, Action Verbs, Adjectives, Pronouns, Linking Verbs, Possessive Nouns, Subject/Verb Agreement, Adverbs, Prepositional Phrases Appositives, Proper Adjectives – NOTE: Grammar Review is Supplemental and Includes Video Component Only
  • Mechanics of Dialogue and Purposeful Dialogue
  • Parts of a Paragraph and Writing a Paragraph
  • How to Choose an Appropriate Writing Form
  • Writing a Business Letter (Includes Format and Composition)
  • The Writing Process: Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit and Publish
  • Use the Writing Process to Compose Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive Writing in Formal Formats Including Paragraph, Essay and Business Letter; and Informal Format such as  a Friendly Letter
  • Research Project/Paper
  • Effective Writing Skills: Strong Details, Transitions, Beginning/Middle/End Concept, Logical Sequence of Events, Variety of Sentence Structure, Use of Figurative Language Including Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Imagery, and Vivid Language
  • Revision:  Word Choice (Use of a Thesaurus), Using Strong Details, a Variety of Sentence Structure in Writing, Figurative Language when Appropriate, and Adding Dialogue when Appropriate