Writing - Group 1 (Grades 1-4)
This positive, creative and engaging class will be an inspiring boost for either the fledgling or advanced writer.  Students explore many writing topics, purposes, audiences, genres, forms, and techniques.  Types of writing depend on the students’ writing levels, and include paragraph writing and/or short essay writing, memoir, short fiction, poetry, research, literary essay/book report, and a restaurant food project. Students also compile their writing pieces into a final “published” book. Students learn to become “first responders” (editors) to their writing, and also listen to, ask questions about, and comment constructively on other’s writing.  Parents help their children make final grammar/spelling corrections, and edit for the writing crafts that have been taught.  No purchase required for writing textbook.  Students must purchase grammar workbook.  Small supply fee for weekly hand-outs.  Plan on 3 hours of work outside of class per week.

Writing - Groups 2 & 3 (Grades 5- 10)
Students will be creatively engaged in a variety of writing assignments, such as Memoir, Persuasive Essay, Research Report, Poetry, Short Fiction, Literary Essay, Speech, Responding to Literature, and Analysis of Writing Crafts.  Students will examine texts to see writing crafts in action.  We will explore reading & thinking like a writer, keeping a Writer’s Notebook, speaking, editing, developing writing crafts, and grammar.  Students also compile their writing pieces into a final “published” book.  Students develop skills to take on the role of first editor.  They also listen to, ask questions about, and comment constructively on other’s writing.  Parents discuss remaining grammar and spelling errors with their children, and help edit for writing crafts that have been taught. No purchase required for writing textbooks.  Students must purchase grammar workbook.  Small supply fee for weekly hand-outs.  Plan on 4-5 hours of work outside of class per week.