The writing class is designed to instruct students to
compose creative writing that ranges from writing journals to essays.
Some exercises are focused on shorter compositions while others are
edited and revised to produce complete essays.
Instruction also will address grammar, punctuation, and
capitalization. These lessons will be incorporated within the written
pieces to avoid concepts only taught in isolation.
A variety of strategies are used to develop students’ abilities. A
visit to the campus newspaper is also utilized, scheduling permitting.
This visit allows the students to see how the writing is produced for
the articles, as well as learn of a possible career options available
For Elementary Level the skills taught will come from the third, fourth, and fifth grade TEKS.
For Middle School Level the skills taught will come from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade TEKS.