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Write On!​

        Where kids are inspired to write

Mary Frederick

messages2mary@att.net

(916) 990-3494 

2018 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10

Semester classes will be offered in El Dorado Hills and Placerville.  

Mondays: Placerville

Tuesdays:  Cameron Park

Thursdays:  Placerville

Fridays:  Cameron Park (Seminars only)

MONDAYS - Placerville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Dr., Placerville, CA


 

Fun With Math (2nd-3rd)  9am-10am

$180 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)
Fall focus will be on fractions, addition and subtraction with regrouping. Students will engage in hands-on activities that develop, enrich, and expand basic math skills, including beginning math facts, measurement, estimation, patterns, money, graphing, and problem solving. Each class time will include both whole group activities and instruction, as well as divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level.  ​

2/3 Write On! ELA  (2nd-3rd) 10am-11am

$180 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)
This semester we will get our inspiration by journeying through several award-winning children's books. Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Each class time will include both whole group activities and individual instruction according to grade and ability level.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  11:30am-12:30pm 

$180 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus this semester will be on research writing and, contrary to popular belief, research writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a topic of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize that information into a creative research essay and a visual presentation. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students sharing their visual presentations for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$180 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This semester our focus will be opinion (argument) and persuasive writing. Students will learn to "take a stand" and support their viewpoint with clear, specific and persuasive details. We will begin with paragraphs and move on to essay and letter writing as we explore and practice all five stages the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The semester will culminate in Author's Day where friends and family will be invited to come and hear the student's finished pieces.

 

TUESDAYS - Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682

 

Fun With Math (2nd-3rd)  9am-10am

$180 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)
Fall focus will be on fractions, addition and subtraction with regrouping. Students will engage in hands-on activities that develop, enrich, and expand basic math skills, including beginning math facts, measurement, estimation, patterns, money, graphing, and problem solving. Each class time will include both whole group activities and instruction, as well as divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level.  ​

2/3 Write On! ELA  (2nd-3rd) 10am-11am

$180 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)
This semester we will get our inspiration by journeying through several award-winning children's books. Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Each class time will include both whole group activities and individual instruction according to grade and ability level.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  11:30am-12:30pm  or  1:30pm-2:30pm

$180 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus this semester will be on research writing and, contrary to popular belief, research writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a topic of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize that information into a creative research essay and a visual presentation. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students sharing their visual presentations for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$180 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This semester our focus will be opinion (argument) and persuasive writing. Students will learn to "take a stand" and support their viewpoint with clear, specific and persuasive details. We will begin with paragraphs and move on to essay and letter writing as we explore and practice all five stages the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The semester will culminate in Author's Day where friends and family will be invited to come and hear the student's finished pieces.

Tween Book Club (grades 5-8)  2:30pm-3:30pm

$180 per semester              (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This interactive class is designed especially for tweens and early teens. The class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze super engaging, age-level appropriate novels. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including theme, characters, conflict, and personal connections. This class is perfect not only for students who love to read, but for students who are resistant readers as well. ​The novels for fall semester will be posted soon. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Come join us and READ ON!

Thursdays - Placerville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6831 Mother Lode Dr., Placerville, CA

 

Write On! Basics (K-3rd)  9am-10am

$180 per semester           (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This exciting new class will focus on teaching beginning writing skills and encouraging the love of writing. Students will participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on activities designed to increase their confidence, ability, and knowledge of the mechanics and art of writing. We will learn and practice everything from pencil position, handwriting, word placement, and spacing, to sentence structure, paragraphs, and punctuation. Join us and learn to LOVE writing!

Writer's Workshop: Paragraphs and Essays (5th-8th)  10am-11am

$180 per semester           (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Throughout their educational journey (including standardized testing), students will be required to write well-developed paragraphs on-demand. This type of writing is completed in class in a limited amount of time. On-demand writing requires students to develop the ability to focus a topic, provide relevant evidence, select an appropriate organizational structure, and complete the task within one setting. This class is designed to provide practical, step-by-step instruction in how to approach prompts and successfully write clear, concise, organized, and creative responses in a timely manner. We will begin with tactics for writing well-developed paragraphs, and move on to five paragraph essays. The class will follow a writer’s workshop model, with brief topical instruction, followed by individualized writing support.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$180 per semester        (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This semester our focus will be opinion (argument) and persuasive writing. Students will learn to "take a stand" and support their viewpoint with clear, specific and persuasive details. We will begin with paragraphs and move on to essay and letter writing as we explore and practice all five stages the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The semester will culminate in Author's Day where friends and family will be invited to come and hear the student's finished pieces.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  11:30am-12:30pm  or  1:30pm-2:30pm

$180 per semester          (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus this semester will be on research writing and, contrary to popular belief, research writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a topic of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize that information into a creative research essay and a visual presentation. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students sharing their visual presentations for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Tween Book Club (grades 5-8)  2:30pm-3:30pm

$180 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This interactive class is designed especially for tweens and early teens. The class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze super engaging, age-level appropriate novels. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including theme, characters, conflict, and personal connections. This class is perfect not only for students who love to read, but for students who are resistant readers as well. ​The novels for fall semester will include The Outsiders by SE Hinton and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred B. Taylor. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Come join us and READ ON!

 

Friday Fun Seminars - Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park, CA

All Seminars are from 9am to 11am

Dates and topics TBA

Cameron Park and Placerville classes are offered as part of the
 
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