Writing Support and Intervention
Good writing is a learned skill. Even the most creative children need to develop a solid foundation of writing skills--starting from sentences and building to paragraphs and compositions--to be able to fully express their ideas with clarity, structure, and depth. Unfortunately, good writing won't happen just by studying model texts. Students need to be taught how to write well.
Sharon draws upon her training in Judith Hochman's method of teaching writing as a means of advancing thinking. You can read more about the Hochman Method here. She also draws upon her training in the Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which strengthens executive functioning and written language.
Sharon also has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, where she was a Leman-Clein Esperanza Scholar, and has previously worked as an editor and grant writer.
Areas of Focus:
Grammar and Sentence Structure
Organization and Paragraph Structure
Outlining, Drafting, and Revising
Clarity, Cohesion, and Depth of Ideas