This class teaches students to write and publish fiction, non-fiction and poetry using a variety of games, graphic organizers, self-editing tools and arts & crafts. These hands-on classes will provide consistent instructions to unlock the budding writer and make writing an activity your students will ask for. Students will learn to plan, create, research, self- evaluate and publish their writing projects in a variety of forms, such as a booklet, matted copy with borders, lap book, flip book, accordion book, display board, and many other forms. In addition to writing narratives in several genres, students will read and summarize a short story, write a literary response on a grade appropriate novel, write a personal story, create a book of poems, and research, write and present a report. Each 2 to 3 - week lesson will include grammar, journaling, and specific requirements for the lesson genre. Whether you have a more advanced child or one who is just learning the writing process, this flexible program will allow your child to work at their level and succeed. Student assignments are not graded at this level; instead, encouraging comment are made to encourage creativity and foster a love for writing. Each WriteShop Jr. class is independent of each other; there is no perquisite.
WriteShop Junior F - Class Topics
- Lesson 1: Writing an Adventure Story (Using Concrete Writing to Add Realistic Story Details) Grammar: Parts of Speech & Parts of Sentences Review
- Lesson 2: Writing a Tall Tale (Using Figures of Speech to Create Unique Characters) Grammar: Figures of Speech (Simile, Idiom, Metaphor, Personification, Cliché)
- Lesson 3: Writing a Mystery Story (Using Descriptive Words to Add Interest to a Mystery) Grammar: Writing a Journal
- Lesson 4: Writing a Historical Fiction Story (Narrowing Topics) Grammar: Writing from various POV’S 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Ltd. Omniscient, 3rd POV Ltd. Omni.
- Lesson 5: Limericks (Poetry Unit - Using Rhyme and Meter) Grammar: Poetry Devices
- Lesson 6: Writing a Persuasive Letter (Using Strong Voice to Convince Readers) Grammar: Contractions and Confusing Words
- Lesson 7: Writing a Personal Narrative (Adding Sensory Details to a 5 Paragraph Story) Grammar: Writing 5 paragraphs
- Lesson 8: Writing a Story Summary (Summarizing the Main Idea and Supporting Details of a Short Story in 5 Paragraphs) Grammar: Using Apostrophes
- Lesson 9: Responding to Literature (Investigating Literature and Responding with Opinions) Grammar: Ways to Respond to Literature: Genre, Characters Plot, Comparisons
- Lesson 10: Writing a Non-fiction Report - Expanding a Nonfiction Report with Added Details Grammar: Using Commas
Required Texts: WriteShop Jr. Book F (Skill Builder Worksheet and Grammar Guide Pack); Various Handouts; Grade Appropriate Dictionary and Thesaurus
Tuition Cost: $484.00 per year for first child, $434.00 if paid in full on or before the first day of class or monthly payment of $48.00. Sibling Discount Available.
Monday Village Christian Academy (Harrisburg) 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Wednesday Homeschool Room (Matthews) 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm