8-Week Writing Crash Course

A Quick Crash Course for Young Writers (3rd-8th Grade)

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2024 Test Prep Writing Course

with Melissa Webb

Starting FEBRUARY 2024

This 8-week young writers crash course will quickly equip your elementary and middle school children with the skills needed to understand the purpose of writing and how to communicate effectively.

Teaching parent educators these writing foundations also prepares their children for formal testing situations like the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

The course defines and practices the three core, standards-based writing genres. In addition, the course offers students the tools needed to experience the best and most successful testing experience in the area of writing according to CCSS measures.


Starting in February 2024, simple and succinct instruction and practice may begin.

Week one allows families the time they need to review the materials and plan for success.

During weeks 2-7, weekly, self-paced, online lessons (with all necessary materials) are provided for enrolled participants.

Two weeks are devoted to teaching and practicing each writing style.

Finally, at the end of the program, children are invited to join a special student webinar where we will discuss how to reduce anxiety and test with a confident mindset.

While a schedule is offered, flexibility remains. This course and its materials may be used in a self-study, self-paced format.

RETURNING IN 2024! A special online space has been created where students may upload their essays and receive feedback from trained WOW editors.

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Here is why you'll love this course.

Your Instructor

Melissa Webb
Melissa Webb

My Passions

  • Creating a curriculum that is fun and effective for 3rd-8th graders
  • Helping parent-teachers and home educators work less and achieve more
  • Supporting school choice

My Qualifications

  • Credentialed Teacher
  • 30+ Years of Teaching Practice
  • Multiple Years of Classroom Teaching
  • Former Homeschool Mom
  • Charter School Supporter
  • Former Educational Facilitator to Homeschoolers
  • Award Winning Online Writing Courses
  • Online Instructor
  • Published Author
  • Podcaster

My Writing Services

  • Digital Course Development
  • Foundational ELA Standards Based Lessons
  • Online Instruction
  • Live Webinars and Workshops
  • Community Creator for Parents and Students
  • Homeschooling Encouragement and Coaching

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  • Homeschooling partnership
  • Complete deep dive into the three core writing standards
  • Video instruction and guidance along the way from a credentialed teacher
  • Insider information on how to raise test scores from a former lead testing proctor
  • Updated state testing research and findings
  • Valuable writing materials for current and future writing success
  • Three separate sets of 2-week lesson plans
  • Access to the course and materials until December 2024

Are you ready to take your child's writing skills to a whole new level, take planning off your plate, and increase your child's confidence all at the same time?

If you answer "YES!" to any of the following questions, then you are in the WRITE place.

  • Are your writing lessons getting you down?
  • Are you fighting and not delighting when it comes to writing instruction in your home?
  • Is writing your least favorite subject to teach?
  • Is your child needing or longing to be challenged?
  • Would you like to understand the writing expectations with clarity and ease?

"Mrs. Webb's videos are so thoughtful and personal. She speaks to us in a way that you completely understand what she is teaching. It doesn't go over our heads. The resources are so helpful. I used every one!"

"Along with lesson plans for the 3 types of writing prompts that can be accessed for a year, Ms. Webb even includes editing sheets that we can use with our kids. I love that my 8th grade daughter loves the pen with 4 colors to use when editing her paper, and that my son gets that the 4 colors means there is more to edit. Attending this course with other homeschool moms is a great picture of the homeschool community coming together. Melissa Webb was a homeschool mom who gets us all and wants to help us. What a blessing! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

"This is the first program that has actually explained the CAASP test and what students need to know for it. Your program really 'opened' my eyes and made me feel much more confident in what I needed to do to prepare my child. Thank you so much for that."

Don't forget! I'm only an email away. If you have any questions while completing this course, feel free to ask for my thoughts, suggestions, or advice. You are not meant to journey alone. I'm here for you and your young writer.

Write On!