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Write On!​

        Where kids are inspired to write

Mary Frederick

messages2mary@att.net

(916) 990-3494 

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2020 SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS JANUARY 28th

Semester classes will be offered in Cameron Park and Placerville.  

Tuesdays:  Cameron Park

Thursdays:  Placerville

Fridays:  Cameron Park 

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

 

Fun With Math (2nd-3rd)  9am-10am

$185 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Fall Focus: Money and Time

This semester, students will explore money and time through engaging, hands-on, and higher-level thinking activities. We will build on their previous currency knowledge and cover coin and bill recognition, value, counting, adding and subtracting. We will also practice telling time to

the hour, half hour, quarter hour and minute. The semester will culminate with a class store where the students will be able to budget their class money and purchase their lunch.

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

$185 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This semester it’s all about insects! We will be focusing on expository writing. The students will learn about a new insect each week. They will practice reading and understanding informational text, organizing information, and writing expository sentences and paragraphs. The focus of our writing will be learning how to write to inform. Students will complete an informational narrative on an insect of their choice. They will also create their own new bug and write a detailed informational description to introduce it to the world. 

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  11:30am-12:30pm

$185 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Spring Semester will be focused on research writing with a twist. Students will create an engaging and beautiful ABC Book of Facts about the state of their choice. Along the way, they will learn to research, focus, organize, and summarize information gained from a variety of sources. This assignment will satisfy the required state project for this grade level, and the book created is sure to be a keepsake for many years to come. We will also take a field trip to the library as part of this project.

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

$185 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus spring semester will be poetry and fiction.    Students will expand their understanding of the poetry genre and increase their confidence as poetic readers and writers.Through the process they will learn to recognize the features and characteristics of poetry, incorporate sensory details and figurative language into their writing, apply all five stages of the writing process, and create a large variety of original poems. This unit is sure to engage even the most reluctant writers! The semester will culminate with an Author’s Day where the students will have the opportunity to share their creations.

Novel Study (grades 5-9)  1:30pm-2:30pm

$190 per semester              (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This interactive 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 mood, theme, characters, conflict, literary devices,    and personal connections. There is optional homework students can complete for a grade to prepare them for discussion, increase their critical thinking skills, and satisfy state curriculum requirements. This class is perfect not only for students who love to read, but for students who are resistant readers as well. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Spring semester novels will be announced soon.   Come join us and READ ON!

 

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

 

Fun With Math (2nd-3rd)  9am-10am

$185 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Fall Focus: Money and Time

This semester, students will explore money and time through engaging, hands-on, and higher-level thinking activities. We will build on their previous currency knowledge and cover coin and bill recognition, value, counting, adding and subtracting. We will also practice telling time to

the hour, half hour, quarter hour and minute. The semester will culminate with a class store where the students will be able to budget their class money and purchase their lunch.

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

$185 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

This semester it’s all about insects! We will be focusing on expository writing. The students will learn about a new insect each week. They will practice reading and understanding informational text, organizing information, and writing expository sentences and paragraphs. The focus of our writing will be learning how to write to inform. Students will complete an informational narrative on an insect of their choice. They will also create their own new bug and write a detailed informational description to introduce it to the world. 

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  11:30am-12:30pm

$185 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Spring Semester will be focused on research writing with a twist. Students will create an engaging and beautiful ABC Book of Facts about the state of their choice. Along the way, they will learn to research, focus, organize, and summarize information gained from a variety of sources. This assignment will satisfy the required state project for this grade level, and the book created is sure to be a keepsake for many years to come. We will also take a field trip to the library as part of this project.

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

$185 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus spring semester will be poetry and fiction.    Students will expand their understanding of the poetry genre and increase their confidence as poetic readers and writers.Through the process they will learn to recognize the features and characteristics of poetry, incorporate sensory details and figurative language into their writing, apply all five stages of the writing process, and create a large variety of original poems. This unit is sure to engage even the most reluctant writers! The semester will culminate with an Author’s Day where the students will have the opportunity to share their creations.

Writer's Workshop: The Five-Paragraph Essay (grades 5-9)  1:30pm-2:30pm

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

The focus of this class is teaching students how to respond to a prompt and write an effective, organized, well-developed five paragraph essay. Throughout their educational journey (including standardized testing), students will be required to write well-developed paragraphs or essays 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 in-class 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. 

 

 

 

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

Beginning Writer's Workshop (2nd-4th)  9am-10am

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

This exciting 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!

Journalism/Newspaper (5th-9th)  10am-11am

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

In this exciting class, students will become sleuths and reporters! We will learn and engage in the various aspects of journalism including interviews, research, investigation, article writing, editorials, photography, editing, publishing, reporting, and broadcasting. The class will work together to create a Foothill Learning Academy Newspaper which will be reproduced and distributed the last week of classes. Students will also get a flavor for broadcast journalism, as they script and film a news broadcast to be shown at the end of the year celebration. Class space is limited to 12 students.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-6)  11:30am-12:30pm

$185 per semester             (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Spring Semester will be focused on research writing with a twist. Students will create an engaging and beautiful ABC Book of Facts about the state of their choice. Along the way, they will learn to research, focus, organize, and summarize information gained from a variety of sources. This assignment will satisfy the required state project for this grade level, and the book created is sure to be a keepsake for many years to come. We will also take a field trip to the library as part of this project.

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

$185 per semester            (Please order one voucher that can be redeemed monthly)

Our focus spring semester will be poetry and fiction.    Students will expand their understanding of the poetry genre and increase their confidence as poetic readers and writers.Through the process they will learn to recognize the features and characteristics of poetry, incorporate sensory details and figurative language into their writing, apply all five stages of the writing process, and create a large variety of original poems. This unit is sure to engage even the most reluctant writers! The semester will culminate with an Author’s Day where the students will have the opportunity to share their creations.

Writer's Workshop: The Five-Paragraph Essay (grades 5-9)  1:30pm-2:30pm

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

The focus of this class is teaching students how to respond to a prompt and write an effective, organized, well-developed five paragraph essay. Throughout their educational journey (including standardized testing), students will be required to write well-developed paragraphs or essays 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 in-class 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. 

Cameron Park and Placerville classes are offered as part of the
 
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