These courses are for students to explore reading and writing in an interactive, creative environment, but also challenge them to think critically and analytically. During the weekly two-hour forums, students will meet to close read and discuss a variety of texts amongst peers, thereby improving research and presentational skills. Students will also emulate writing techniques they have learned to craft original works.

Most of all, this program serves to inspire students and make reading and writing fun. Reading and writing develops the mind, imagination, and confidence.

E304 - Young Readers & Writers 4

(10-week course for grades 3-4)

The focus of this course is narrative profiles. Students will explore thoughtfully selected biographical texts—with a STEM twist—and connect to historical events. They will build writing skills by studying English grammar and usage, practice new vocabulary derived from readings, and learn figurative language in a fun, interactive environment. The final project is a student autobiography. 

E306 - Young Readers & Writers 6

(10-week course for grades 5-6)

The focus of this course is historical fiction. Students will collaboratively explore selected historical fiction novels. They will demonstrate their critical and analytical thinking through writing a standard five-paragraph essay guided by the instructor. The final project is a well-researched biography about a major STEM innovator.
 

E308 - Young Readers & Writers 8

(10-week course for grades 7-8)

The focus of this course is narrative nonfiction and media. Students will explore selected readings and analyze their film, photography, and/or audio translation. They will demonstrate their critical thinking through writing a standard five-paragraph essay. The final project is a well-researched media article on a current event.