Essentials in Writing Level 12
EIW Level 12 is a homeschool writing curriculum that provides high school students the writing skills needed for high school and university writing, the SAT, college prep, the college application process and beyond. Our online writing curriculum is designed for high school students preparing for college and uses a very easy and straightforward approach to writing. EIW lessons are clearly planned out and are relatively self-contained within the workbook and the online video lessons.
Includes access to ONLINE Student Textbook/Workbook
Includes lesson-by-lesson online video instruction for students
Includes 12-month online video lesson access with FREE renewals
Includes 100% free customer service and teacher support
Includes Alternative Instructional Strategies for Struggling Students
NOTE: A physical copy of the Student Textbook/Workbook will only be shipped if selected below.
Our online writing curriculum is designed for high school students preparing for college and uses a very easy and straightforward approach to writing.
- SENTENCE STRUCTURE – Dependent and Independent Clause; Simple, Compound, complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences; Address Sentence Errors (Fragment, Run on, Comma Splice) and Appositives
- FORMAL PARAGRAPH – Structure; Expository, Persuasive, Compare/Contrast, Descriptive, and Cause/Effect Paragraphs
- THE WRITING PROCESS – In Depth Study of Each Part of the Writing Process; Practice the Writing Process with Each Multi-Paragraph Composition
- ESSAYS (Formal and Informal) – Detailed Instruction and Step by Step Process for Expository, Persuasive, Compare/Contrast, Literary Response Essays along with Timed Essay (College Prep)
- RESEARCH PAPER (Project) – Detailed Instruction and Step by Step Process to Conduct and Write a Research Paper (PERSUASIVE)
Sample Lesson Video – Level 12
Level 12 – Sample PDFs
Frequently Asked Questions About Level 12 Writing Curriculum
How old are 12th level students?
The general age for students completing Level 12 is 17 or 18 years old. The age can vary depending on if a child has started school early, on time, or is repeating a grade. The age of the student does not delegate if a child can complete this writing course. Instead, we recommend that students have a basic understanding of spelling, grammar, sentences, composition, and the skills taught in Level 11 before beginning.
What is taught in Level 12?
At Level 12, students are headed for college or the professional world and are well on their way to being skilled writers. Sentence structure is the most technical aspect of Level 12, but any remaining bad habits need to be ironed out before students move into the next stage of their lives. Formal paragraphs and essays (descriptive, expository, persuasive, compare/contrast, cause and effect) will have detailed instructions. Level 12 also includes literary response essays as well as a timed essay for college prep and a persuasive research paper as capstone assignments.
What is included in the Textbook and Scoring?
The Textbook helps the student follow along with the video lessons and complete lesson activities.
The Textbook includes:
* Lesson content that accompanies the video lesson
* Lesson activities that accompany the video lesson
* Writing graphic organizers that accompany the video lesson
* How to use the program
* Sample lesson planning
* Sample answers for each lesson (written as samples in the textbook)
The Essentials in Writing Scoring Service is an optional add-on service that takes the scoring burden off your mind! Our Scoring Team includes a variety of qualified individuals, including long-time educators, librarians, and professionals with Bachelor’s degrees in English, and they are ready to take the burden of grading compositions away from you.
Parents of students completing Levels 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 of Essentials in Writing are eligible to purchase this service.
Offered from August 1 to May 15 of each school year, one composition for each EIW assignment may be submitted for scoring. If purchased after the August 1 start date, services still expire on May 15 of the following year.
The scoring system includes:
* One final composition from each composition lesson of Essentials in Writing may be presented for scoring.
* Students receive a rubric with a score as well as a one-paragraph write-up from their scorer complementing strengths and sharing areas to improve, plus, detailed comments and suggestions within the composition.
* Scoring Services will be conducted online through Canvas by Instructure.
Can I grade my student papers myself?
Yes. Essentials in Writing provides both scoring checklist and rubrics for your convenience as well as effective and ineffective composition samples for each composition.
What if I have multiple students?
Additional 12th level writing workbooks can be purchased to provide a workbook for another child/student. The workbook does not have additional information and is just another core workbook for another student so that each student has their own workbook to use.
Does each course come with worksheets and tests?
The textbook provides students and parents/teachers with effective and ineffective composition samples. There are no worksheets or tests.
How much time will students need to complete this course?
The time needed to complete the 11th level writing curriculum is a typical academic year (34 weeks). If students follow the 34-week plan included, they will complete individual lessons and activities during the week; however, because the lessons are broken up into small, daily mini-lessons, students can double up on some lessons and activities and complete the entire course sooner. Each day, students will spend 15-40 minutes on writing.
Does the workbook include a daily/weekly program planner?
Essentials in Writing Level 12 includes a 34-week suggested, yet optional, program planner geared for college prep level writing.
Is online help available for additional workbook questions?
Essentials in Writing offers 100% free curriculum support through texting, Facebook Messenger, online chat, email, and phone calls.
How can I assess their proficiency?
By purchasing the scoring service add-on, parents/teachers will receive the necessary feedback from scorers to determine proficiency in writing.
Can a different high school level of Essentials in Literature be used for level 12 since Level 12 has not been released yet?
Yes, a different level of Essentials in Literature can be used for the literary component of the English credit of 12th grade.
The Difference Between Digital and Print Textbook/Workbook
The online version of the curriculum includes all of the required materials for completing a level of Essentials in Writing or Essentials in Literature, but in a digital format. With the online version, all of your materials are in one spot within the member’s dashboard for you to view and print!
The required online materials include:
- Student Workbook/Textbook
- Lesson Videos
- Teacher Handbook (EIW Levels 1-8 and EIL 7-9)
For EIW Levels 1-8, you can get a digital Assessment/Resource Booklet as well!
How does this compare to the print version? The print version of the curriculum includes all the online access to the digital materials AND the printed, physical, tangible version of the textbooks. The printed books are great for students who prefer to complete their assignments directly within an organized, bound book.
It simply comes down to personal preference. Now, families have the added convenience of being able to access their materials in different formats.
Additional Student Level Textbook/Workbook
Additional Workbook is compatible only with second edition Essentials in Writing video instruction. This is only a Student Workbook for an ADDITIONAL student using the same level of video instruction. Please note that the Workbook is not functional without the related video instruction.
About The Scoring Service
Let Essentials in Writing take the scoring burden off your mind! Our Scoring Team includes a variety of qualified individuals, including long-time educators, librarians, and professionals with Bachelor’s degrees in English, and they are ready to take the burden of grading compositions away from you.
Parents of students completing levels 6*, 7*, 8*, 9, 10, 11, or 12 of Essentials in Writing are eligible to purchase this service. (*Second Editions only.) Offered from August 1 to May 15 of each school year, one composition for each EIW assignment may be submitted for scoring. If purchased after August 1 start date, services still expire on May 15 the following year.
How Do The Scoring Services Work?
- Available from August 1 to May 15 (one school year).
- One final composition from each composition lesson of Essentials in Writing may be presented for scoring.
- Students receive a rubric with a score as well as a one-paragraph write-up from their scorer complimenting strengths and sharing areas to improve, plus, detailed comments and suggestions within the composition.
- Scoring Services will be conducted online through Gradient.
PLEASE NOTE: Scoring services are for Essentials in Writing only and are not eligible for unconditional money back guarantee.
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Essentials in Writing comes with Online Streaming Video Instruction
- ONLINE STREAMING
12 month access to ONLINE lesson-by-lesson video instruction (Free renewals upon request)
DVD video lessons can be added for $25.00 plus shipping (This includes access to online streaming as well)
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