3 March 2019

Proposal for Coco Huo, 9th Grade Writing Instruction

Write Ahead is please to provide a proposed curriculum and program to help Coco Huo improve her written English clarity, organization and cohesion.  The program for non-native English speakers includes:

  1. Proven writing teaching techniques:

    1. Writing lessons are based on evidence-based teaching methodologies which have been tested with thousands of students and have demonstrated better writing quality improvements over alternative teaching methods.  

  2. A tailored curriculum

    1. Based on Coco’s writing sample, the writing skills we would focus on can be seen here:

    2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SIdLSoKxbb79jGQ5SQ-exgkXhAruYJ328yAy1cHp_Zo/edit?usp=sharing

  3. The topic for all lessons will be Coco’s school assignments

    1. The writing skills will be taught using Coco’s school assignments.  For example, if this week’s lesson is how to plan and create an argument outline, we would teach it while applying it to Coco’s current assignment to write an argument whether teachers should allow cell phones to be used in classrooms (one of her assignments as of March 3).

  4. Write Ahead measures results

    1. Writing will be measured using our 20 point scoring metric which measures a student’s writing capabilities along 10 different criteria.  The scoring matrix for argument writing, with Coco’s writing sample scored, can be seen here:

    2. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-7WW-4KhcsrlqgpF0cNRxztvdvZw3yjC7Y2DahoZeE/edit?usp=sharing

    3. Papers will be scored every month to measure improvement and identify areas of focus.

  5. Write Ahead helps non-English speakers with grammar and vocabulary

    1. We will correct grammar and syntax errors within students’ homework each week to help improve their grammar based on learning through context

    2. We will assign 1-2 grammar practice exercises/week to practice the most pressing grammar needs

    3. We recommend Coco uses Membean.com, an interactive and tailored on-line vocabulary enrichment program that goes beyond memorizing meanings, it encodes new words to build a student’s word consciousness, for 10 minutes every day.

  6. Transparency:

    1. Write Ahead will provide updates each month outlining progress and the upcoming lesson focus

  7. Program structure:

    1. 1 hour video call/week to focus on the week’s lesson

    2. Review and comment on all homework assignments emailed to the Write Ahead instructor

    3. Progress and curriculum update once/month

    4. Instructor has a Doctorate in education instruction and has 7 years of teaching experience, including 5 years of working with non-native English speakers

  8. Length of program & payment terms

    1. The length of the program is for however long the student feels they are gaining value from the program

    2. The program can be ended at any time with no fees

  9. Results

    1. Students will quickly see improvements in their writing quality and ease of completing writing assignments.  With time students will see improvements in the depth and strength of their evidence, arguments and narratives.

  10. Program cost: USD $1,000/month

  11. Next steps:

    1. To start please email hillary@write-ahead.com for the enrollment link

关于Coco Huo,9年级写作教学的提案

Write Ahead

请提交一份课程规划书和计划表,以帮助Coco Huo改善她书面英语的清晰度,组织结构和连贯性。这个针对非英语母语人士的计划包括:

1. 经过验证的写作教学技巧:

写作课程以经过上千名学生测试过的实证教学方法为基础,并且与其他替代的教学方法相比,学生的写作质量表现出了明显的提升。

2. 量身定制的课程规划

根据Coco的写作样本,我们将进行关注的写作技巧可以参考以下链接:

  1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SIdLSoKxbb79jGQ5SQ-exgkXhAruYJ328yAy1cHp_Zo/edit?usp=sharing

 

3. 所有课程的主题都将与Coco的学校作业相关

教授写作技巧时将使用Coco的学校作业进行。例如,如果本周的课程是教授如何规划和建立论证大纲,我们会在教学时,同时应用Coco本周的作业,去写出一个关于教师是否应该允许在教室里使用手机的论述文(她3月3日的其中一项作业内容)。

 

 

4. Write Ahead评量结果

写作技巧将使用我们的20分评分矩阵来做评量,该指标依据10个不同的评分标准来衡量学生的写作能力。论述文的评分矩阵和Coco的写作样本得分,可以在这里看到:​

  1. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m-7WW-4KhcsrlqgpF0cNRxztvdvZw3yjC7Y2DahoZeE/edit?usp=sharing

​​每个月将对论文进行评分,以衡量进步的幅度并确认聚焦的重点领域。

5.  Write Ahead可以帮助非英语人士提供文法和词汇

我们将通过纠正学生每周作业中的文法和句法错误,去帮助他们在语境学习的基础上改善文法基础。

我们将每周分派1到2个文法作业去练习最迫切需要的文法基础。

我们建议Coco使用Membean.com,这是一个互动和量身定制的在线词汇程序,它超越了单纯的记忆单词的解释,每天10分钟,它帮助学生正确的使用新单词去建立词汇意识。

6. 透明度:

Write Ahead每月都会提供进度和即将到来的课程重点的概要更新

7. 计划结构:

每周1小时视频通话,内容关注本周的课程

可以查看并点评通过电子邮件发送给Write Ahead教师的所有家庭作业

每月一次的进度和课程规划更新

教师拥有教育学博士学位,并有7年的教学经验,其中包括5年与非英语母语人士合作经验。

8.  计划期限和付费条款

该计划的长度是以学生认为他们从中获得了多少价值来衡量

该计划可以随时结束,不收取任何额外费用

9. 结果

学生将很快见到他们的写作质量有所提高,并且很容易就能完成作业。随着时间的推移,学生将看到他们的书面证据,论点,叙述的深度和力度都有明显的改善

10. 计划成本:USD $1,000 /月

11. 下一步:

如要报名,请发送电子邮件至hillary@write-ahead.com 以获取注册链接

© 2019 Write Ahead

    617.335.3663 / info@write-ahead.com