I wanted to take a moment today, to point out something about the writing assignments in SL LA. Even though there is a writing assignment for each week, SL recognizes that not every child will do every assignment. Yes, there are 36 assignments; one for each week. Those are there for certain children who will, successfully, be able to do them without huge struggles. But, many children might very well struggle to the point of being frustrated or acquiring a real hatred of writing. That’s not the goal.
Please read the document titled: “Recommendations for Teaching Writing”, which can be found in the downloads section of your account, or Appendix 2 of Section Four in your Instructor’s Guide.
If you have a child, or children — like I do — that are struggling writers (or normal for their age writers 😉), the first 2 sections of the document (Allow Students to Write at Their Own Pace, and The Writing Process) will be very reassuring and freeing for you!