Scheduled Programs

Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing

Dive into a world of magical creatures or travel through time! Create characters that exist only in one’s imagination or those that can only be driven by technology. This program focuses on two popular genres, fantasy and science fiction. Students will write stories in these genres.

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.

Narrative Essay Writing

Students will learn to write the narrative essay, which focuses on developing a student’s ability to write in the first person and to follow a linear narrative structure. Students will write three to five paragraph essay, which is the structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

Opinion Essay

Students will learn to write the opinion paragraphs, which focuses on developing a student’s ability to support a stated position in accordance to the common core curriculum. Students will use structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

Opinion Writing

Students will learn to write the opinion paragraphs, which focuses on developing a student’s ability to support a stated position in accordance to the common core curriculum. Students will use structure favored by school teachers. They also will learn how to plan and outline their essays properly before writing, as well as how to revise their essays.

Publishing

Students 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 own picture book, early reader, short story collection, chap book (collection of poetry), or comic. Some students may work towards finishing a chapter book.

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.