In the same way that musicians listen to copious amounts of music and are able to cite artists who have influenced their work, so too are writers able to point to which works of fiction most influenced their writing style and their own voice. Although it’s all well and good to practice writing on its own, analyzing the aspects of literature that make a particular piece of writing so effective is an incredibly efficient way to improve one’s writing ability. That’s why we always encourage writing activities to be used in conjunction with reading assignments.
Ready for the Journey - Endless Possibilities The 4-6 Year Academic/Postsecondary Plan allows students and families to plan and track their trajectory towards high school graduation. Completed by a DoDEA school counselor with the student, this tool is key in keeping students focused on meeting the DoDEA graduation requirements, intervening early on possible barriers, and working towards their postsecondary goals. Parents and sponsors should review this document often and foster discussions about with their student's about graduation and beyond.