Creative Writing (Gr. 3-5, 6-8)
Delving into the imaginations of young minds, this class offers an outlet to productively express creativity, while developing valuable writing skills and exploring brainstorming techniques. Tasked with thought-provoking writing prompts and fun, supportive exercises, students will learn how to effectively use literary devices, proper grammar, and advanced vocabulary in various forms of English language composition.
Our interactive online lessons are designed to be engaging, challenging, and customized to meet each student's academic needs. In a fun, rewarding, and encouraging digital environment, students will learn how to communicate through writing, while letting their imaginations run wild.
The Art of Persuasion (Gr. 4-6, 7-9)
Young minds need skills that help them effectively reason and communicate. These analytical abilities are perhaps more necessary now than ever. Many of the communication skills adults take for granted need to be taught to today’s children. In the Art of Persuasion your child will be given tools that will help her/him be a better listener, thinker, and communicator. We will explore certain logical fallacies that children and adults make, and we will learn why they should be avoided. We will be introduced to strategies designed to strengthen our arguments and that help us persuade others into seeing our perspective. Throughout all of our lessons, your child will participate in interactive games designed to help her/him laugh and learn.
Essay Writing and ELA ISEE Prep (Gr. 4-6)
This course combines our Creative Writing class and preparation for essay writing for ISEE and other standardized tests. With additional focus on reading comprehension, the overall curriculum prepares students for standardized tests, including the ISEE Lower and Middle Level, as well as private school applications and interviews.
All lessons are designed to be both challenging and graspable for each student. In a fun, rewarding, and encouraging environment, students learn how to communicate through writing, while letting their imaginations run wild.
Creative Writing and ELA Test Prep (Gr. 7-8)
Major expectation discrepancies exist in the English language curricula of middle school students versus high school students. This class aims to proactively bridge this gap, making the transition from middles school to high school a smooth one. With particular focus on essay writing, verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, and test-taking skills, the overall curriculum prepares students for the ISEE Upper Level (Independent School Entrance Exam), PSAT 8/9 and HSPT tests.
All lessons are designed to be both challenging and graspable for each student. In a fun, rewarding, and encouraging environment, students progress at an accelerated pace, building creativity, knowledge, application skills, and confidence.