After logging on to Zoom, a student will be placed into a breakout room with a writing coach and up to two other students. The Jump Coach will rotate between the three students, assisting one while the other two work on their learning tasks. Curriculum for each session is divided between three activities: 1) writing & feedback, 2) computer-based grammar & conventions practice, 3) and portfolio writing or homework help.
5 min: Before the session
Students may log in to the Jump platform 5 minutes before their scheduled start time. At the start time, students will be placed into breakout rooms with a Jump Writing Coach and up to two other students.
10 min: One-on-One Mini Lesson with Jump Coach
A sequential lesson and activity based on your student’s assessed ability.
Writing takes place in Google Docs. Writing assignments are aimed at developing familiarity and skill with some of the most commonly requested grade-level-appropriate writing formats: opinion, persuasive, research, summary, and journal writing, as well as the 5-sentence paragraph and 5-paragraph essay.
20 min: The Fundamentals Behind the Fun
Using computer based (IXL) exercises, students practice reading strategies, vocabulary, writing strategies, and grammar and conventions (i.e. spelling). As mastery is achieved in various writing skills, the computer will automatically update the practice skills, phasing out mastered skills and adding in new skills.
20 min: Application of Mini Lesson / Homework Help
Students apply the day’s mini-lesson to their portfolio project. Depending on where they are in the process they will be completing a first draft, revision, or final draft. Students’ writing is then assessed using a rubric that considers Ideas, Sentence Fluency, Organization, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions and Presentation (The 6+1 Traits of Writing).
Your child’s coach will determine if your child has demonstrated the intended mastery of the day’s concepts. If there are areas requiring additional refinement, your child will receive additional instruction/activities in that area. If the coach determines that a child has indeed demonstrated proficiency in the day’s skills, they will have the option to spend the remaining time on writing-related school homework, or to use the time composing their own story or other written piece. If the student selects the homework option, the Coach will provide guidance and direction around the skills needed for the assignment, but will not do the homework for the student. If the student selects the composition option, they will have the ability to continue to add to their story each session and receive feedback from their Coach.