2020 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS SEPTEMBER 15th

Fall Classes will be taught remotely through a combination of live, interactive Zoom meetings, teacher generated packets, and recorded lessons.

 

TUESDAYS 

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-5)  9:00am-9:50am

$185 per semester            

This semester our focus will be opinion (argument) and persuasive writing. Through weekly recorded lessons, teacher-generated material packets, and optional monthly Zoom meetings, 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 via Zoom meeting, where family will be invited to join and hear the student's finished pieces.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  10:00am-10:50am

$185 per semester           

Our focus fall semester will be narrative and expository writing. We will begin with exploring personal timelines to generate ideas for personal narratives. Students will have the option to attend weekly Zoom meetings, or watch the recorded meetings at their convenience. Meetings will include direct instruction, student collaboration, and guided writing activities. Direct, individual feedback will be provided throughout the projects via GoogleDocs. Class topics will include organization, plot lines, effective leads, sensory details, essay and paragraph structure, correct use of dialogue, focused writing, author’s voice, word choice, fact finding, conclusions, and more.The semester will end with Author’s Day via Zoom meeting. Parents are invited to join in this celebration as students will be sharing their work.

Writer's Workshop: Writing Basics (grades 4-8)  11:30am-12:20pm

$190 per semester             

The goal of this class is to give students the foundation they need to become prolific and effective writers. Students will have the option to attend weekly Zoom meetings, or watch the recorded meetings at their convenience, and will given a teacher-generated material packet. Meetings will include direct instruction, student collaboration, and guided activities. We will cover grammar rules, parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, as well as vocabulary and spelling basics. This is a semester class that will transition into Writer’s Workshop: The Five-Paragraph Essay in the spring.

Novel Study (grades 6-8)  12:30pm-1:20pm

$185 per semester

This interactive, live, Zoom 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. Then, through weekly online meetings, we will discuss, analyze, and explore the deeper meaning of the text. There is optional homework students can complete for a grade to 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. Fall semester we will be reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Come join us and READ ON! Teacher-generated material packets for the semester will be available for pick-up or delivery.

 

 

Wednesdays 

Writer's Workshop: Writing Basics (grades 4-8)  9:00am-9:50am

$185 per semester             

The goal of this class is to give students the foundation they need to become prolific and effective writers. Students will have the option to attend weekly Zoom meetings, or watch the recorded meetings at their convenience, and will given a teacher-generated material packet. Meetings will include direct instruction, student collaboration, and guided activities. We will cover grammar rules, parts of speech, sentence and paragraph structure, as well as vocabulary and spelling basics. This is a semester class that will transition into Writer’s Workshop: The Five-Paragraph Essay in the spring.

Advanced Novel Study (grades 6-8)  10:00am-10:50am

$185 per semester

This interactive, live, Zoom class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze engaging, high school level novels, so the class is not appropriate younger middle school students. 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. Then, through weekly online meetings, we will discuss, analyze, and explore the deeper meaning of the text. 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. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Fall semester we will be reading A Separate Peace by John Knowles and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

Advanced Write On! (grades 8-11)  10:00am-10:50am

$185 per semester                                                                           

Our focus fall semester will begin with narrative writing and move on to response to literature and expository pieces. Meetings will include direct instruction, student collaboration, and guided writing activities. Direct, individual feedback will be provided throughout the projects via GoogleDocs. Class topics will include organization, story arcs, differences in essay structure, sensory details, interior monologue, dialogue, modes of storytelling, focused writing, author’s voice, word choice, sentence variety, conclusions, and more. 

 

 

 

Thursdays 

2/3 Reading/Writing Workshop (2nd-4th)  9am-9:50am

$180 per semester          

This exciting class will focus on improving reading skills and encouraging the love of books. Through weekly recorded lessons, teacher-generated material packets, and optional monthly Zoom meetings, students will focus on building reading vocabulary, fluency, and confidence through studying (and reading) engaging age appropriate stories together. Students will also respond to their reading with creative crafts, activities, and writing. Student packets will be available for pick-up, or delivery can be arranged. Links to the recorded lessons will be available on my website each week. The semester will end with a Reader’s Celebration via Zoom meeting. Parents are invited to join in this celebration as students will be showcasing their skills.

2/3 Write On! ELA  (2nd-3rd) 10:00am - 10:50am

$185 per semester           

Fall Semester Focus: Owls and Story Writing   

Through weekly recorded lessons and teacher-generated material packets, students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, and spelling skills all while learning about owls. Our focus will be on story writing, expanding boring sentences, and adding detail to our writing. Each recorded lesson will include hands-on activities and instruction. Student packets will be available for pick-up or delivery. Links to the recorded lessons will be available on my website each week. The semester will end with an Owl Extravaganza via Zoom meeting. Parents are invited to join in this celebration as students will be sharing their work.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-5)  11:00am-11:50am

$185 per semester            

This semester our focus will be opinion (argument) and persuasive writing. Through weekly recorded lessons, teacher-generated material packets, and optional monthly Zoom meetings, 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 via Zoom meeting, where family will be invited to join and hear the student's finished pieces.

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Write On!​

        Where kids are inspired to write

Mary Frederick

messages2mary@att.net

(916) 990-3494 

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