Scheduled Programs

Academic Writing

Students will learn the art of writing essays. Depending on their grade level they will write three and five-paragraph essays as required by most schools. In addition to planning and outlining their essays, students will learn how to write appropriate topic sentences and powerful thesis statements will be discussed. Older students will write their essays using Modern Language Association (MLA) format.

Appreciating Writing

In our foundation course students will learn proper grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph structure as they write original stories. Art will be used to enhance the joy of storytelling. Children will take home a portfolio of completed work at the end of the session.

Argumentative Essay

Students will learn to write the argumentative essay, which focuses on developing a student’s ability to support a stated opinion using well made arguments. Students will write three to five paragraph essays, which is the structure favored by school teachers. Students will acquaint themselves with the various types of writing as required by the common core curriculum as they learn how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly. Students will begin to learn how to research material for their essays

Beginning Creative Writing

Children will learn the art of creative writing through correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure.

Create-a-Book

The art of bookmaking and illustrating books will be the focus of this week. While creating books of different types, students will infuse their stories with descriptive language, creating vibrant pictures in the reader’s mind.

Creative Writing

Students will learn Lekha’s time-tested methods to overcome writer’s block while writing short stories, poems, and short plays. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres. They will progress into genre writing and learn how each genre has its own set of particular rules that drives character creation, setting, and plot.

Early Reading

Reading is the process of decoding symbols in order to help comprehend a written language. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. At Lekha Early Readers children will learn how to read using interactive phonics methods.

Early Writing

Children will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons. Composition will be introduced to older students through paragraph structure.

Essay Writing

Students will learn the art of writing essays. Depending on their grade level they will write three and five-paragraph essays as required by most schools. In addition to planning and outlining their essays, students will learn how to write appropriate topic sentences and powerful thesis statements will be discussed. Older students will write their essays using Modern Language Association (MLA) format.

Fables and Fairytales

Folktales include stories from all the genres of literature. The stories are short, interesting and filled with characters that a young child can relate to. During our program, students will write original fables and fairytales.