Two three-week sessions
June 22–July 10, July 13–31
Boys and girls, rising 7th through rising 9th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, notebook and pen/pencil
This is a comprehensive three-week class designed to provide students with the grammar skills necessary for mastering formal communication and academic writing. The class will be cumulatively structured, beginning with a basic foundation (parts of speech, elements of a sentence), progressing towards more intermediate skills (punctuation, sentence types), and culminating in higher-order concepts needed for advanced writing and communication (sentence structures, syntactical terms, and avoiding common stylistic errors). Instruction will be varied, including games, individual and group activities, interactive materials, and individualized focus on students’ writing needs. Students will leave the class with an essential, intricate framework on which mature and confident writing relies.
Also check out our Adventures in Creative Writing, Tall Tales, The Writing Process, & Writing Workshop: High School Readiness!
Teacher bio: Todd Michaels is a National Board Certified English teacher. He has taught 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade AP Literature, and College Test Prep at Walt Whitman High School since 2003 and is an adjunct professor at Montgomery College in Rockville, where he teaches introductory writing classes. He has also been hired by local companies to conduct grammar and writing tutorials.
Fun fact: Todd has run five marathons and shows no sign of slowing down!