BIO     Lil Welch, known as Granny Lil, was born and raised in Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, where she majored in English education and minored in speech. Granny Lil did not begin her teaching career immediately. Instead, she spent several years as a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. When she did begin her teaching career, she found that it was more than a job; teaching for her was a calling. Granny Lil taught 5th grade, junior high, and high school over a twenty-year period. She also served on the board of her alma mater, Louisiana College.    Granny Lil is thrilled to join the staff of Discipleship Tutorial, where she hopes to grow closer to the Lord and influence her students to do the same.    If you ask Granny Lil what she treasures most in her life, besides her God, she would say her family: her husband of forty-five years, her five children, her ten grandchildren, and her 99-year-old mother.

BIO

Lil Welch, known as Granny Lil, was born and raised in Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana, where she majored in English education and minored in speech. Granny Lil did not begin her teaching career immediately. Instead, she spent several years as a stay-at-home mom and homemaker. When she did begin her teaching career, she found that it was more than a job; teaching for her was a calling. Granny Lil taught 5th grade, junior high, and high school over a twenty-year period. She also served on the board of her alma mater, Louisiana College.

Granny Lil is thrilled to join the staff of Discipleship Tutorial, where she hopes to grow closer to the Lord and influence her students to do the same.

If you ask Granny Lil what she treasures most in her life, besides her God, she would say her family: her husband of forty-five years, her five children, her ten grandchildren, and her 99-year-old mother.

Middle School Writing Lab

32 WEEK CLASS

NOTE: This class is designed to complement the Middle School Literature class, and requires joint enrollment.

Tutor Name:  Lil Welch

Equipment Needed:

While paper and pencil are adequate for a writing lab, one laptop per student is ideal. Students who have access to laptops have more advantages as they can research quickly and effectively. They can also practice keyboarding skills, a definite skill utilized in high school, college, and the workplace.

Copy Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students: 6

Maximum Number of Students: 

Course Description/Outline/Objectives:   

Writing Lab:

The writing lab is a place for writers of all abilities. One-on-one dialogue with the instructor is available; in addition, peer editing is utilized. Collaborative efforts are designed to create a comfortable environment where students can cultivate excellent writing skills.

Assignments:

Assignments in the writing lab encompass coursework across the curriculum. Students may work on assignments including but not limited to the following: lab reports, history papers, essays, short stories, poetry, and research papers.

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   by LiL WELCH

  • Speech

  • Middle School Writing

  • JR High Writing

  • Business Literature

  • Yearbook/Newsletter

Teamwork:

At times, team projects may be assigned. Learning to identify each member's strengths and utilizing those strengths within teams is imperative. Involving everyone through positive collaboration and hard work consistently offers reward, both individually and collectively.

Annual Publication: DT Authors

Each semester, students submit work to be considered for DT Authors, a collection of writing by students of Discipleship Tutorial. Submission for the publication is open to all students; students in the writing lab are required to submit at least one entry.

Students Become Tutors:

One focus of the writing lab is to encourage students to develop as tutors. As students develop writing skills, they can better assist others. Students who show proficiency in this area may be invited to assist future classes as assistants in the writing lab. Such experience can offer benefits educationally and professionally.

Community Involvement:

Quite often, community businesses and / or individuals are more than willing to assist young writers. Donations of laptops, printers, and / or other supplies are appreciated.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework: 

Recommended Grade Level: 5th - 6th

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring: $25/hour