The Porter Writing Program

The ability to organize and communicate ideas in an effective and disciplined manner, across a range of content areas, reinforces logical thinking and knowledge acquisition. The four-year writing program builds upon our preschool and first grade preparation. It includes a sequential approach to grammar, spelling, handwriting, vocabulary building, sentence development, paragraph structure, stages of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, editing, and publishing), and writing mechanics (topic focus, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions). Inspired by thematic topics, students write for a variety of purposes and audiences and explore and practice various forms and formats, including expository, research, and creative writing.The purposeful use of technology supports the writing program.