As a homeschool parent, I can testify that teaching writing to your children can be a daunting task. Creative expression is so personal, coming out of the depths of one’s soul, that any helpful comments can be seen as criticism of the student as a person. (We had meltdown experiences over this.) Often, parents don’t feel comfortable with the writing standards themselves, and are even less at ease with teaching them to others.
As difficult as the task may be, excellent writing skills are crucial for the majority of occupations and college entrance, and many adults are sorely lacking in this area. How do you provide the besst opportunity for your students when writing is not your forte?
Mary Dehm is a retired teacher with a specialty in reading and language arts. She loves to provide coaching to parents so they can learn how to teach composition to their own children and improve their own abilities.
Beginning in February, Mary will offer a four session course for parents only, and is excited to provide fun and creative, practical tips for developing good writers. Class size is limited to 6 adults, and three sessions are available at different locations and with emphasis on different age groups.
Partnering with Parents for Writing Excellence
Dates: Feb 9, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4 12:30-3:00 at Covenant Home School Resource Center
Parents of 5th-8th graders 1117 E. Devonshire Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Feb 11, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 20 12:15-2:15 Sonrise Community Church, North Scottsdale
Parents of 2nd-4th graders 29505 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Feb 18, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 20 11:45-2:15 Sonrise Community Church, North Scottsdale
Parents of 5th-8th graders 29505 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Cost: $20 for first workshop only, $75 for the complete series. Options available for private evaluation
of your student.
What to do with your children: Connie Youmans offers an art class at the same location and time for
the target age group of children. This is a great way to get some parent continuing education
while the kids are having a great time developing their art skills!
Class size: Limited to 6 for greatest personal mentoring
RSVP: Don’t delay! Classes are small so they will fill quickly. Email Mary Dehm with questions and
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