YES, you can successfully teach your homeschooled student high school composition using our Essay Styles course.
Essay Styles is our beginning high school writing course, perfect for your 9th grader (or advanced 8th grader ready for high school level work). This foundational high school writing course will help you teach your student the five most common essay styles required in high school and college writing: Narrative • Expository • Descriptive • Persuasive • Comparison-Contrast
Essay Styles uses step-by-step instructions to help teach your student:
- how to choose an appropriate topic
- to write a solid thesis statement
- how to support your thesis statement with powerful points
- proper note-taking, research procedures and correct presentation of sources
- how each of the five types of essays are put together, and
- what the purpose is of each type of essay
Additional features of our Essay Styles course:
- clear evaluation instructions and rubrics for grading, making this begining high school writing course easy to teach and to grade
- examples of each essay style written by actual high school students, to give you and your student examples of real high school level writing
- the opportunity to use the course for optional honors credit
- a glossary of terms to help you and your student understand the basics of high school writing
- outlining examples, editing checklists, rubric directions, and templates for each essay style
- detailed, illustrated instructions and examples of a graded essay using Microsoft Word’s reviewing function
Moreover, for the perfect foundation for the beginning high school student, combine Essay Styles with General Literature for 9th grade English!
Have an older high school student? Use Essay Styles for a one semester English elective for any high school student who needs a solid composition course at the high school level.
We recommend this course as a prerequisite to all of our literature and history courses, or your student can take it concurrently with another of our courses. Read about our other history, literature and composition courses for high school.
Essay Styles for High School is 100+ pages, printed black and white and coil bound.