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Creative Writing for Grades 3-4
In this fun, fast-paced course, students build their reading and writing skills by tackling creative writing projects spanning several genres. Each day in class, students study the craft behind a published piece of writing. Through close reading and discussion, they gain the academic and literary vocabulary they need to understand and analyze the piece. Then, students apply what they have just learned to write their own creative piece in the same genre.
Over two weeks, students write in a variety of genres, including:
- sports fiction
- fractured fairy tale
- literary mash-up
- choose-your-own adventure
Students have the opportunity to workshop and perform many of their written pieces. Each lesson includes a balance of creative independent work and lively discussion, performance, and read-aloud.
This two-week course meets Monday through Friday for three hours each day, and is designed for students entering grades 3 and 4.
Space is very limited for our summer programs. Please do not wait until the last minute to enroll. If there is more than a week before the course starts, a $200 deposit will be due when enrolling, with the balance due one week before the course begins.