This semester we are offering a 12-week communication arts class for both Early Elementary and Upper Elementary/Middle School groups. Communication Arts includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. The particular focus of any session depends in part on student interests. For example, the Spring ’20 Upper Elementary/Middle School group focused on writing narratives, but work on other genres is also possible. Regardless of writing type, we are guided by the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, peer review/editing, revising, and ultimately creating a final product to share with family and friends. Work on grammar, mechanics, and writing conventions are addressed in the context of each student’s own work. While writing can easily be the focus for either age group, another possible focus for the younger group is working on reading skills to support students as they develop from emergent to fluent readers. And regardless of the particular focus, there will be opportunities for practicing and learning more about all aspects of communication arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Groups: We group kids by age so we can select activities that match their current skills.

4-7  Early Elementary

8-13      Upper Elementary and Middle School

We will be starting our 12-week Fall ’20 session the week of August 24 for the Early Elementary and Upper Elementary/Middle School groups. (No classes the week of September 7.) 

Meeting Times and Cost

Monday 10:45a-12:45p – Early Elementary (EE) Group. Please note: If there is interest in a 1-hr/week reading-focused class for this age group, we may be able to accommodate, so please let us know.

Tuesday 10:45a-12:45p – Upper Elementary/Middle School (UE/MS) Group

Classes are $360 per 12-week session with classes meeting once a week for 2 hours.

Classes require at least two students and are capped at 6 students.