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* Positively Expository Two-Week Intensive: Class provides middle and high school students loads of practice with sentence and paragraph construction. Students will annotate and summarize a variety of short texts and learn to craft exemplary paragraphs. M-F June 28-July 9 10-11:30 $650
- So many students find themselves in middle and high school English classes without a strong writing foundation. This class focuses on the nuts and bolts that may have missed along the way.
* One-Week Creative Writing Bootcamps: Loosely-themed sessions, designed for 4th graders and up, offer an opportunity for vigorous and joyful engagement. Sign up for one or all three. $300/session
Sports/Humor - Wild mishaps occur when story protagonists use sports equipment differently than expected! July 5, 7 & 9 12-2:00
Music - Did you hear that? Voices, nature sounds and instruments provide the soundtrack for an unusual adventure. July 12, 14 & 16 3:30-5:30
Fantasy/SciFi - When student-created worlds defy the limits of science and history, anything can happen! July 19, 21 & 23 2-4:00
- In each bootcamp, students will write an autobiographical paragraph, a short story and a free verse poem. We will meet for two hours on Mon., Wed. & Fri., and students will work on their pieces at home on Tues. & Thurs. In the past, I've had students read their work aloud to a group of doting parents on the final day. This year, I may have to film the readings and send them to parents. It's always exciting to see what students come up with in a short, fast-paced session.
* College Application Essay Workshop: Over the course of five Thursdays, rising seniors will get a jump on their college applications by reviewing strong sample essays and drafting their own Common App essays. Early preparation alleviates future anxiety. July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5 4:30-6:00 $350
- Filing out college applications is stressful. This workshop will get college-bound students thinking about how to represent themselves well, in writing, to the schools of their choice.