About Our Program

Twelve week sessions for grades 1 to 6 are available in the Fall (late September/early October) and Spring (late January/early February) of each school year.

The Academic Writing Program (AWP) is level-based curriculum. Learning Bee’s academic writing classes teach students that writing is a process.

We assess your child’s writing level with a complimentary supervised wiring assessment  that determines his or her individual needs for academic success. Our experienced writing staff creates curriculum to ensure that your child stays on track in a seamless transition into each new level of instruction.

Every course is structured to expand your child’s vocabulary, improve their writing speed, and make them more accurate proofreaders. Homework is provided as daily reinforcement of the lessons learned in class and is a required part of course participation.

Please see below for our writing level descriptions. We typically give assessments in mid-September and mid-January each school year. Non-Learning Bee parents may request an assessment by sending an email to info@learningbeelearningcenter.com

RED  – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING
(Offered for Spring Only, starts mid-Jan ‘19 – 12 sessions – 1 Hour Each)
Students learn the conventions of writing to develop their content from basic sentences into paragraphs with a main idea.

ORANGE – STAYING ON-TOPIC WITHIN PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
(Offered for Fall & Spring Semester – 12 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Students learn paragraph structure, its terminology and the correct way to format their writing.  They’ll learn how to keep their paragraphs on topic and develop an awareness of reader expectations.

YELLOW – DESCRIPTIVE WRITING IN MULTI-PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
(Offered for Fall & Spring Semester – 12 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Students elaborate on supporting details with a broader and more concise descriptive vocabulary as well as the complex use of imagery, in multi-paragraph narratives.

GREEN – MULTI-PARAGRAPH WRITING & AUGMENTATION
(Offered Once a Year Starting in Fall – 23 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Students learn how to develop a graphic organizer and construct multiple paragraphs-as subtopics that collaboratively support a main topic-in persuasive, narrative and expository writing.

BLUE – INTRO TO FIVE- PARAGRAPH ESSAY STRUCTURE & CRITICAL RESPONSE
(Offered Once a Year Starting in Fall – 23 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Students are introduced to the “5-paragraph essay” formula that will become their required medium in literary analysis from now through college.  They will understand its organization, terminology and how it serves to convey their arguments on a variety of topics, ranging from book reports to news articles.

PURPLE – MULTI-DRAFT ESSAYS
(Offered Once a Year Starting in Fall – 23 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Students will gain ease and efficiency in multi-draft writing as they develop an ear for concise argumentation.  They will respond to a variety of literary genres and learn how to maximize their time at each stage of the writing process: brainstorming, writing and re-drafting their compositions.

INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED ESSAY WRITING
(Offered for Fall & Spring Semester – 12 Sessions – 1.15 Hours Each)
Improves students’ speed and proficiency in 5-paragraph essay writing.  Essay Response is broken up into two parts. Similar to the color levels, Essay 2 builds off of the lessons in Essay 1.  With weekly in-class lessons and a diversity of reading passages, students will write to express, record, develop, and reflect on their ideas with a thesis statement and supporting evidence.

Writing Class Policy for Conduct
We recommend all writing assignments to be completed at Learning Bee (if you are an attendee) because surveys have shown that students who complete homework after 6pm take 60 minutes, but students who finish it at Learning Bee BEFORE school homework finish it in 10 minutes.

If you decide to have your child do their writing homework at home, we recommend spreading out the assignment instead of completing the packet at once.

Homework supervision is always recommended whether by a teacher in Learning Bee or by you at home. However, you do not want to dictate sentences to your child or grade their assignments. Independent completion is our shared goal. To support you in this, if your instructor begins to notice a disparity between timed writing exams in class versus homework completed at home they will bring it to your attention.

If by week 3, your child has incomplete assignments (not packets, but individual pages) they will be dropped from the class and you will receive a pro-rated refund.

If your child completes less than 70% of homework assignments by the time the last course occurs (12 classes total) or misses three classes, they will not be guaranteed to graduate to the next level.

Cancellation Policy for Writing Classes
There are no refunds for classes missed due to illness, vacation time, or personal leave. Withdrawals made prior to the second class in a session will be refunded for all 8 weeks, minus a $35 administration fee. No refund or credit will be issued for any withdrawals made after the second class in a session. No exceptions.

 

LEARNING BEE LEARNING CENTER
39977 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
510.226.8408
info@learningbeelearningcenter.com

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