In this fun and expansive summer course, students will discover a new appreciation and understanding of poetry in all its forms — from classical sonnets to modern spoken word.
Live instructors guide students (ages 11–14) as they read and discuss a selection of famous poems, and then create and present poems of their own.
Poetry and Analysis
Choose the right level
This course is recommended for students entering Grade 6 or 7. We recommend that students enroll in Language Arts courses at grade level.
Aspiring poets, scrambling scribes, and wandering wordsmiths unite! In this fun, expansive course, students read, discuss, and develop a new understanding for all forms of poetry. Students build their comprehension and close-reading skills by engaging with a selection of famous poems, from classical sonnets to modern spoken word. Drawing inspiration from the works they read in class, students will then write, revise, and present their own original poems.
Students must purchase the required book(s) before the start of the course.
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.
Our Language Arts summer courses do not include homework. Students receive frequent feedback on their writing and present their work throughout the course.
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.
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.