Writer's Workshop + Lit Circles (Thu/Fri) Grades 5*-8

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Writer's Workshop + Lit Circles (Thu/Fri) Grades 5*-8

60.00

$950 Tuition for 28 weeks of two (2) 75-minute classes with Becky Michel

Sep 6-Nov 30, Jan 10-May 24

Bundled registration for Lit Circles & Writer's Workshop

A Literature Circle is a small, collaborative community actively discussing literature. Students learn to engage deeply, effectively, and reflectively with the text and with one another. We spend two to three weeks reading a given book, and each week prepare for a unique discussion role. Students rotate roles every week, which gives everyone the chance to serve as Discussion Director and in various supporting roles. The teacher serves as facilitator as well as participant. Book selections rotate on a four-year cycle.

Writer's Workshop:  Within the supportive and engaging environment of an authentic writing community, growing writers struggle together through the hard parts of writing, as well as celebrate together finished products by presenting in Author’s Chair. While drafting, revising, and editing various writing projects (including narrative, expository, and imaginative works), students develop skills and confidence in the Six Traits of Good Writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions. Students learn to give and receive encouraging and specific feedback. The teacher also provides feedback through in-class conferences, and parents are equipped and encouraged to give conferences at home. The inspiring environment emphasizes growing as skilled and confident writers – and thriving as followers of Christ, growing together in authentic community.

*Only fifth graders who have previous IEW experience and who are reading at a 7th grade level will be considered. The classes are primarily for grades 6-8.

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Lit Circles - All Sections

Any student participating in Lit Circles must be reading at a seventh grade level or higher so that comprehension issue do not hinder discussion. Intended for students in grades 5-8, Lit Circles meets once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students will need to procure 10-12 books for the course, which are not included in tuition. In addition to the time needed to read a book every 2-3 weeks, students should expect to spend 15-30 minutes to prepare each week.

Writer's Workshop - Section 6-7

Intended for 1st and 2nd year Writer's Workshop students in grades 6-7, but also open to 5th graders who have taken IEW Writing, these sections meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. All materials necessary for the course will be provided by Greenhouse included in tuition.  Students should expect to spent 30-45 minutes 3-4 times a week on homework.

Writer's Workshop - Section 7-8

Intended for students in grades 7-8, particularly experienced Writer's Workshop students, these sections meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. All materials necessary for the course will be provided by Greenhouse included in tuition.  Students should expect to spent 30-45 minutes 3-4 times a week on homework.