Enroll your child in a summer program that’s both educational AND fun!
Young writers become more powerful when they are armed with a “toolbox” of strategies. We want every student to become an author. Maybe it won’t be the next great novel, but for sure your student will write with more confidence, success, and ease when they are faced with a blank piece of paper.
And we realize this is summertime. No homework; all work is done in class.
So, imagine a writing class where the most important focus is to turn your child into a writer. It happens in an environment where children do all the things authors really do:
- Write what matters to them
- Understand the strategies they need to draft, revise, edit, and publish
- Effectively put language to use
- Write to a specific audience, with purpose
- Apply correct conventions and form
What will Writers’ Workshop give your child?
- Time to write, in an environment that encourages written expression
- Ownership of his/her “product”; children are encouraged to write about things they know and care about
- Response, with frequent individual student-teacher conferences
- The foundation for good writing
- A lasting framework for writing
All students will learn the stages of the writing process.
- Choosing a topic
- Drafting and illustrating
- Responding and revising
- Proofreading and editing
Each Writers’ Workshop session consists of these elements:
- Mini-lesson about good writing
- Writing block time
- Individual student-teacher conference
- Sharing time
What would you see if you took a peek into the class? Students gathering together for a teaching demonstration, followed by a sustained writing time with individual feedback and guidance from the teacher. Lastly, there is a time to share, celebrate and reflect.
What can you expect to happen in Writers’ Workshop? Your student will connect writing to reading by identifying what authors do, take personal responsibility for effective writing, and see the writing process as doable, manageable, and enjoyable.
The magic of your child’s writing will come home on the last day of class, and, for most students in most classes, a keepsake anthology will arrive at your home the following March.
For our Summer 2014 session we have classes available for students at every level from Kindergarten through 8th grade (grades completed in 2013-14 school year). There are some one-week classes, some two-week classes, and even some three-week classes. Topics available, depending on the grade level of the student, include Personal Narrative, Essay, Fiction and Review Writing. All of our instructors are certified, experienced SRVUSD teachers.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with questions.
Our CLASSROOMS are at the Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and South Gale Ridge Road, in San Ramon, opposite the Bridges at Gale Ranch clubhouse.
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
9015 South Gale Ridge Road
San Ramon CA 94582
Our MAILING ADDRESS can be found on our Contact Us page.