Mom0012 Posted March 3, 2012 Share Posted March 3, 2012 What would your expectations be for a 7th grader? My son has taken an outsourced IEW class for the last couple of years and I feel it is pretty challenging, but he is a struggling writer. The class that he would take next year with the same teacher will cover IEW units on critiques, compare/contrast, persuasive essay, research writing, and expository essay. All the papers will be 5 paragraphs long. My son is a very concrete thinker and is not good at analyzing things and will not do well with the critiques or the persuasive essays. Honestly, if he could just stick with research writing for now, I think he'd be fine. That's all he really seems to be ready for. What are normal expectations of a child in this grade? I sometimes feel like I should just get SWI B and take it at our own pace, but this teacher is excellent and the class is in high demand. If we drop out, we will lose our spot and I don't think we'll be able to get back into the class. Lisa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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