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Writing for Elementary School (Writing 6 Prep)

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Subject Categories:
Elementary Class, English Language Arts, Summer Course, Writing and Composition

In this summer writing workshop, students practice skills in expository, descriptive, persuasive, narrative, and creative writing. In addition, students unearth hidden reading talents and create strategies to improve their writing. Through peer collaboration, students learn to write more clearly for their readers. Instruction includes traditional lessons about the mechanical structure of an essay plus narrative elements like characterization, plot arc and development, and individual creative expression. Projects include creating a storyboard, solving a mystery, looking for secondary meanings, writing a poem, creating an animal, and conceiving an invention. The class also provides a unique opportunity to meet friends from all over the world while developing and practicing the craft of writing.

Grade Levels*:
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions
Relaxed: TPS Summer classes are relaxed in attendance and assignments are optional. Enjoy your summer break while preparing for the next school year.

Transcript Planning: This course provides weekly practice, evaluation and feedback in writing skills related to the level of the course. The course is valuable for strengthening foundational skills to smooth out rough patches from the prior school year or give a head start for the next school year. Individual assignments receive feedback and a grade, but the course has no final grade or credit. The course is not a prerequisite for and does not provide placement approval for any TPS course.

“The teachers are kind and patient, explaining any questions you have during class and by email. I have learned how to better revise and edit and to replace boring words quickly and well. My writing has improved greatly since taking this class and I have enjoyed it greatly. Even the essays have been fun to research, lay out, and write.”

Demaris B

“It is a good beginner course, especially for those who have not yet taken a writing course with TPS. It helps you plan through the structure of an essay, and the work amount is just right for a summer course.”

Kenan F

“This course has helped me improve my writing so that I can be very prepared for Writing 6. I loved being in this class — it was so fun and very relaxed for me and it was so great getting to know the teacher and fellow friends.”

Annabelle S

“This course is so helpful for an English language learner like me. It provides step-by-step instruction, and the strategies became a scaffold that supports my word organization and writing structure. This course wasn’t very easy, however, I feel my writing skills have improved tremendously.”

Joseph W
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