The Writing Process
One three-week session
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 7th through rising 9th graders
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, loose-leaf paper, writing utensils, notebook to use as a journal
In this class, students will produce a collection of writing pieces in a writer’s workshop format. We will practice various forms of writing: expressive writing in a daily journal, creative writing in a friendly letter, and expository writing in a movie review. We will practice the writing process - going from rough draft to final draft by brainstorming, peer editing and writing multiple revisions.
Also check out our Adventures in Creative Writing, Tall Tales, Grammar 101, & Writing Workshop: High School Readiness!
Teacher bio: Jamie Sorge is a Connecticut native who attended the University of Connecticut, where he studied English and anthropology and ran track. He received his master’s degree in teaching from Boston College and taught in public and private schools before coming to Landon, where he currently teaches Middle School English. In his free time, Mr. Sorge loves to cook, camp, run, play Frisbee golf and volunteer.
Fun fact: Mr. Sorge is a big fan of experiential education. He is proudest of a trip he created at his former school called “Shakespeare’s Italy,” in which students journeyed to Rome, Verona and London to study two of the Bard’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar.