2023 Winter - Elementary Writing

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)

Persuasive writing 

Biography

Personal narrative


Unit 2: Fiction Writing (Weeks 5-10)

Realistic fiction

Fantasy 

Science fiction 

Mystery


Unit 3: Review (Weeks 11-12)

Editing and peer editing

Review of grammar, literary devices, and techniques 

Jessica Zhang

Jessica is a freshman at the University of Michigan’s LSA Honors Program. She aspires to major in Computer Science with a minor in Business, and has cultivated a long term passion for writing alongside her academic pursuits. Over the last few years, she’s taught English at Kumon’s learning centers, and tutored local children in creative and nonfiction writing. Her expertise in education and interest in literature make her a passionate teacher ready to introduce students to a world of writing!

COURSE FEATURES

Enrollment Status

Waitlist

Price

$240

Grade

G3-G5

Max Enrollment

6

Dates

February 5, 2023 – May 14, 2023

Time

Every Sunday
09:00 am EST – 10:30 am EST

Note

No class on 2/19, 3/26, and 4/9. Register two or more classes and receive $10 off each class.

Location

Online

Duration

12 Weeks