March Writing Course

Explanatory Writing Practice

Under the umbrella of "Expository Writing" sits the explanatory essay.

This is a style of writing expected to be mastered by middle school.

Join us as we explore EXPLANATORY ESSAYS in great detail.

In March, we will be creating a comparison and contrast assignment.

We will learn how to effectively EXPLAIN our findings while being very careful to avoid giving our opinions.

This style is similar to informative writing but not the same.




Learning how to organize and construct a strong EXPLANATORY ESSAY will empower your young writer.

In this month's course parents and students will:

  • Understand the Explanatory Style of Writing and Core Standard Expectations
  • Learn and Apply Proper Expository Structure and Organization to their Explanatory Essay
  • Complete Research and Apply Note-taking Strategies
  • Focus on Critical Details
  • Develop a Main Idea/Thesis
  • Consider the WHY Component of Explanatory Writing
  • Create an Outline, Rough Draft, Revision and Final Written Essay at a Level of Choice (I, II, or III)
  • Produce a Final, Polished Explanatory Essay
  • Complete a Works Cited Page (optional)

Your Instructor

Melissa Webb
Melissa Webb

My Passions

  • Getting kids enthused to write their next assignment
  • Helping home educators succeed
  • Supporting school choice

My Qualifications

  • Credentialed Teacher
  • 25+ Years of Teaching Practice
  • Multiple Years of Classroom Teaching
  • Former Homeschool Mom
  • Charter School Supporter
  • Prior Educational Facilitator to Homeschoolers
  • Online Writing Instructor
  • Published Author in Children's Books

My Writing Services

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

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The student course opens on March 2, 2020. Families will maintain access until Spring 2021 Yes! That means you can keep on writing over the summer if you like and even into the fall.
How long do I have access to the course?
All courses are accessible for one school year.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Please email me directly at [email protected]

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