Writing is not only a tool for exercising the imagination, but it is also a pivotal element in spreading knowledge and perspectives. In the future, your child could be a mathematician or a scientist — the seemingly opposite spectrum of literature — but still need the ability to clearly articulate their calculations and research.
Writing accomplishes whole brain thinking: an educational philosophy promoted by educational institutions across the world, including world renowned Northwestern University. The activity engages both the left brain (responsible for analytical thinking) and the right brain (our generator for creativity), thus supporting the development of the mind.
Overall, nurturing abilities in writing is particularly pivotal to elementary students. With their minds powered by imagination, elementary children have great capacities for language and literature. However, the literary mind requires practice to reach its greatest potential.
Our class will encompass the fundamental elements of elementary writing. We will guide students to investigate the qualities of realistic fiction, explore the depths of research, build their own worlds in science fiction, and so much more. Students will gain an understanding of good writing and the techniques alongside, while most importantly, having fun!
Elementary Writing Syllabus:
Grammar lessons, literary devices, and writing techniques will be integrated throughout the lessons.
Unit 1: Nonfiction Writing (Weeks 1-4)
Unit 2: Fiction Writing (Weeks 5-10)
Unit 3: Review (Weeks 11-12)
Editing and peer editing
Review of grammar, literary devices, and techniques
No class on 2/19, 3/26, and 4/9. Register two or more classes and receive $10 off each class.