In this fun and energetic summer course, students build critical reading and writing skills as they create their very own picture books.

Live instructors guide students (ages 8–11) through lessons in reading, analyzing, and creating a range of original pieces.

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Creative Writing

Grade
3–4
Term
Summer
Length
2 weeks or 4 weeks
Daily In-Class Time
3 hours or 1.5 hours
Tuition
$749.00
Skills
Narration, problem/solution stories, anthropomorphism, the Hero's Journey
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    Choose the right level

    This course is recommended for students entering Grade 3 or 4. We recommend that students enroll in Language Arts courses at grade level.

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    Curriculum

    In this course, students build their reading and writing skills by studying the works of picture book masters. Each day in class, students begin by reading and discussing a picture book addressing an advanced Language Arts topic. Then, they try their hand at writing with a unique assignment based on the daily topic. In the final days of the course, students will have the chance to apply what they’ve learned as they write and illustrate a picture book of their very own.

    Each lesson includes a balance of lively discussion, independent writing time, and games to get the creative juices flowing!

    Students must purchase the required book(s) before the start of the course.

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    Format

    Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-sized (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom. With a small class size, teachers can give individualized attention to each student, providing real-time verbal and written feedback and supporting students' growth as writers.

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    Homework

    Our Language Arts summer courses do not include homework. Students receive frequent feedback on their writing and present their work throughout the course.

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    Drop and refund policies

    If you drop a summer course before the start of your first class session, we'll issue a full refund for the course tuition. No refunds will be issued for withdrawing from a summer course after the start of your first class session. We do not accept Language Arts book returns, since they are purchased from a third party.

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    Schedule

    Our summer course offerings meet five days a week, Monday through Friday. We offer this course in two timing formats. Both cover the same course material.

    • The two-week course meets for 3 hours each day.
    • The four-week course meets for 1.5 hours each day.
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“Peter really appreciates the classes you offer. Especially in these pandemic times your program helps kids to connect and grow and as parents we are very grateful for this.

– mother, Irina B.

Schedule

Course Fee: $749.00

Our Summer 2022 camp schedule will be available in the spring! Please join our mailing list to receive the latest information.

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“Peter really appreciates the classes you offer. Especially in these pandemic times your program helps kids to connect and grow and as parents we are very grateful for this.

– mother, Irina B.