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 the week of August 31 for Upper Elementary/Middle School groups. (No classes the week of September 7)
Meeting Times and Cost
Wednesday 2:15p-3:15p – Early Elementary (EE) Group (Communication Arts – Reading).
This class is $180 per 12-week session with classes meeting once a week for 1 hour.
Tuesday 11:15a-1:15p and Wednesday 3:30p-5:30p – Upper Elementary/Middle School (UE/MS) Group (Communication Arts – Writing)
This class is $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.