Programs

Publishing Fiction

Picture books, intended for beginning readers, are created with limited prose and extensive illustrations. Chapter books, intended for intermediate readers, are created with extensive prose with a limited number of illustrations. Students in this class will learn how to convert their stories into picture books or into longer stories. They will also learn the art of illustrating for the beginning reader. The art of illustrations for the intermediate reader will also be discussed. Students will work towards publishing their picture book or chapter book.

Publishing Nonfiction

In creative nonfiction, or literary nonfiction, the student will learn how to portray facts accurately using literary devices and dramatic techniques. They will learn how to write travelogues, science writing, nature writing, and sports writing among other genre. This is the perfect transition into publishing for students who like writing essays and factual articles.

Publishing—Chapter Book

Chapter books are books intended for intermediate readers and are told with extensive prose with a limited number of illustrations. Students in this class will learn how to convert their short stories into longer stories. The art of illustrations for the intermediate reader will also be discussed. Students will work towards publishing their chapter books.

Publishing—Picture Book

Picture books are stories intended for the beginning reader and are told with limited prose and extensive illustrations. Students in this class will learn how to convert their stories into picture books. They will also learn the art of illustrating for the beginning reader. Students will work towards publishing their picture books.

Reading Comprehension and Book Reports

Reading is the art of decoding letters and words. Once this art is learned it is time for the student to comprehend or understand what is being read. The natural transition after comprehension is the presentation of materials read and understood. During this class students will read works of fiction and nonfiction and analyze the various parts of literature in order to respond and present them coherently to an audience.

Reading Comprehension and Literary Analysis

In this combination of our Reading Comprehension and Literary Analysis programs, student will be taught different methods to analyze fiction and non-fiction. Students will analyze different types of literature—stories, poems, plays, and essays and will learn how to evaluate them.

Reading Comprehension and Response to Literature

Reading is the art of decoding letters and words. Once this art is learned, it is time for the student to comprehend or understand what is being read. Ad natural transition after comprehension is the presentation of materials read and understood. During this class students will read works of fiction and nonfiction and analyze the various parts of literature in order to respond and present them coherently to an audience.

Reading Comprehension and Writing Conventions

Reading is the art of decoding letters and words. Once this art is learned it is time for the student to comprehend or understand what is being read. Children will be taught different methods to analyze fiction and non-fiction. Participants will learn how to refine and develop their academic writing skills. Students will learn the art of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar through interactive lessons.

Response to Literature

As part of responding to literature, students learn to examine the theme, plot, characters, and other aspects of a chapter, story, book, or poem. Students will examine a variety of stories and write different types of responses to these stories.

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.