Programs

Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is the art of writing fictional stories with extreme brevity. In this class students will learn to express their feelings with the least amount of words by getting rid of unnecesary narrative so as to make their fiction as short as possible.

Fundamentals of 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. The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres.

High School Essay and SAT Prep

Students will be prepared for the critical reading and writing portion of the SAT. They will hone their reading comprehension skills and understanding of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Essay writing is emphasized. Students will take practice tests that simulate real life testing conditions. They will also write timed essays after being given a prompt. We use College Board books and other books to prepare students for this very important examination.

High School Essay Writing

Students will learn the basics of the five paragraph essay, including the importance of staying on topic and developing a thesis. They will discuss how to take an essay from an assignment or idea to an actual paper using the help of pre-writing exercises that will help organize their thoughts. Associated Press (AP) and Modern Language Association (MLA) format will be discussed.

Informative Essay

Students will acquaint themselves with the informative (expository) essay, learning how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly with the goal of informing the reader. Students will begin to learn how to research material for their essays.

Informative Writing

Students will acquaint themselves with the informative paragraphs, learning how to use facts in their papers and explain their topic concisely and clearly with the goal of informing the reader.

Introduction to 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. The five elements of story writing will be the focus during this session. Students will be introduced to a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres.

Lekha Playwrights

Students will learn how to write a play. As they do so, they will engage in interactive lessons and games in this program.

Lekha Poets

Students will learn how to write different types of poems. As they do so they will engage in interactive lessons and games in this program.

Lekha Reporters—Profiles

Students will be introduced to various forms of journalistic writing, which will be included in a culminating class newsletter or magazine. Students will learn how to conduct interviews and write profiles.