Writing for Elementary School (Writing 6 Prep)
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.
Note: 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.
Relaxed: TPS Summer classes are relaxed in attendance and assignments are optional. Enjoy your summer break while preparing for the next school year.