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What to Expect From Our Writing Program

Last updated 5 years ago

Reading and writing are two skills that often go hand-in-hand, and at San Francisco’s Literacy and Language Center, we know that many of the students who come to us with reading and language issues also struggle with writing. Our writing program is designed to help students grasp the basic fundamentals of writing well and learn to apply them to their schoolwork. When you enroll your child in our writing program, here is what you can expect:

Getting Comfortable with Writing

Like many children around the country, students entering our writing program have a fear of writing. They’ve convinced themselves they’re not good at it, so they become anxious whenever they are faced with the task. We give them a safe environment in which they can practice their writing skills without worrying about bad grades or judgment by their peers. Simply relaxing into writing can improve performance significantly.

Introduction to Writing Styles

Students are called upon to write in a number of different styles in school. We help them understand the differences between creative, expository, persuasive, and other forms of writing. They will learn how to write effectively in each style.

Writing Plans

Many students struggle with writing because they feel overwhelmed by the enormity of each assignment. We teach students six steps of writing to learn how to break up writing into manageable parts, including the importance of planning before writing and editing the writing before turning it in.

If your child is struggling with reading and writing, turn to the Literacy and Language Center for help. Our specialists are trained to work with a number of reading and language issues, including dyslexia, autism, ADD, and more. Call us today at (415) 242-1205 to see if the reading programs at our language center can help your child.


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