When you begin, your child’s writing will be assessed by a credentialed teacher, and based on the results, they will be given a curriculum that is appropriate for their current writing level.
Learning sessions take place online with a writing coach and up to two other students. During the 50-minute session your child will receive one-on-one instruction, practice writing skills using a program called IXL, and work on a single piece of writing, their “writing portfolio.” Over the course of ~20 sessions, your child will write, revise, and finalize a single piece of portfolio writing. Along the way they will receive feedback and help from their writing coach.
At the end of each session, your child will earn points or “Jump Jewels” that can be collected, and over time, traded in for prizes. Parents are often surprised to see how motivating Jump Jewels are for their children, and how much their child looks forward to attending Jump in order to work with their coach and to earn more Jewels.
At the end of each portfolio, you will receive an update with information about their pre-assessment, post-assessment, a link to the portfolio piece, and recommendations for continued growth.