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Grades 3+

Children Writing

is your child facing any of these?

Does Not Write Enough

Not “Creative”

Lacks Clarity

Good News!

Your child is like most other children.

Better News

Your child’s writing skills can improve – significantly.

Writing Challenges

Is Writing Hard For Children?

No. But we (parents and teachers) make it hard for them by demanding too much too soon. This confuses the child.

Writing is a complex interplay of several skills: spelling, grammar, expression, structure. We want all of these fixed at the same time. This is impossible! And when we persist in fixing everything at the same time, the child is overwhelmed and loses interest.

To Improve Writing, Teach STRUCTURE First

We must first get the student to write enough text (more than a skinny paragraph).

This is possible if student has a firm grasp of STRUCTURE. Trust us. We have helped 100s of students over the last 6 years.

Benefits Of "STRUCTURE" First Approach

Structure enables a student to:

1. Write MORE (most critical).

2. Write cohesively (logically).

3. Write with connectivity (flow and sequence).

4. Write creatively (over time).

Writing@ Metamindz

Metamindz Writing

You guessed it! We focus on STRUCTURE first.

How We Teach Structure?

Extreme focus, holistic, visual and then practice, practice, practice.

 

Extreme Focus

We focus on structure and do not overwhelm the student with other issues like spelling, grammar and expression.

Focus on structure alone allows student to see all its elements with great clarity. Most importantly, students see how different elements of structure are inter-connected and repeated.

1) Paragraphing and links between INTRODUCTION, BODY and CONCLUDING paragraphs

2) TOPIC sentences and MAIN POINT and DETAILS

3) Linking DETAIL sentences to TOPIC sentence and MAIN POINT

4) TRANSITIONS between PARAGRAPHS

When our program finishes, our students know how the INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH sets up BODY PARAGRAPHS and how these are linked. Our student also know what makes a great TOPIC SENTENCE and how the MAIN POINT must be supported with DETAILS in BODY PARAGRAPHS. Our students also know what TRANSITIONS are and how these are used to link BODY PARAGRAPHS.

Holistic

Because writing is taught in bits and pieces, students do not get to see the BIG picture. Seeing the BIG picture is critical because of the large number of inter-connections between writing elements.

We start with the Big picture (holistic view) and use visual aids (next section) to develop a strong grasp of structure.

Visual

Structure is a visual layout of writing. Hence, the best way to teach structure is to understand it VISUALLY.

Our students are able to visualize the placement, linkages and connectivity of different writing elements. This is very powerful and key to developing a strong grasp of STRUCTURE.

A full visual of the STRUCTURE we use is shown below.

Our Writing Structure

Metamindz Writing Organizer

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INTRODUCTION

Students see clearly how the INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH drives the rest of the essay.

BODY

Students learn how easy it is to write cohesively by adding more BODY PARAGRAPHS with just a few key principles which are repeated.

CONNECTIONS

Students are able to visualize connections between paragraphs and between sentences within a paragraph leading to greater clarity.

KEY ELEMENTS

Color-coded elements show clear linkages between elements of each paragraph and the introduction.

SURPRISE!

You will be surprised by how much children can write once they understand how more reasons/observations are added in body paragraphs.

STRUCTURE FIRST

Take our advice. Teach structure first and you will be surprised how easy writing will become for your child.

Our Writing Structure

Metamindz Writing Organizer

Yes, I’m a dummy text. Anyway I look nice and useful in some ways.
I’m knowledgeable. Lorem ipsum sit amet is my favourite idea. 
But I also like to live dangerously. Promised.

INTRODUCTION

Students see clearly how the INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH drives the rest of the essay.

BODY

Students learn how easy it is to write cohesively by adding more BODY PARAGRAPHS with just a few key principles which are repeated.

CONNECTIONS

Students are able to visualize connections between paragraphs and between sentences within a paragraph leading to greater clarity.

KEY ELEMENTS

Color-coded elements show clear linkages between elements of each paragraph and the introduction.

SURPRISE!

You will be surprised by how much children can write once they understand how more reasons/observations are added in body paragraphs.

STRUCTURE FIRST

Take our advice. Teach structure first and you will be surprised how easy writing will become for your child.

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