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In this lively and dramatic summer course, students read theater scenes to practice their critical analysis skills and put on their own original production.

Live instructors help students (ages 9–12) build skills for reading and interpreting theater scenes as they work together to write and rehearse a show-stopping performance of their own!

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Writing for the Spotlight

2 weeks or 4 weeks
Daily In-Class Time
3 hours or 1.5 hours
$795.00 (~$27 per hour)
Textual analysis, annotation, script reading, script writing
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    Choose the right level

    This course is recommended for students entering Grade 4 or 5. We recommend that students enroll in Language Arts courses at grade level.

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    Watch your student take the stage in this exciting course. Students build important textual analysis skills as they learn about the art of theater and performance, including how to read, annotate, and even write their own scripts. During class, students analyze and act out a range of texts for the stage, as well as develop their own pieces.

    Each lesson also features interactive games, acting exercises, and other fun activities designed to bring out their inner thespian!

    Students who took our Readers' Theater camp prior to summer 2023 will see repeated material in this class. Reach out to us at for help on finding the right camp!

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

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    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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    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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    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.


Course Fee: $795.00 (~$27 per hour)
Jun 19 - Jun 30
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 17544
Jul 10 - Aug 4
Mon - Fri
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MT
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT
ID: 17546
Aug 7 - Aug 18
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 17545
3 Please note there are no classes: May 27 - May 29 | July 1 - July 7 | September 2 - September 4 | November 20 - November 26 | December 22 - January 4