The Writing Process
One three-week session
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
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, small three-ring binder with 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 in the computer lab and at home, going from rough draft to final draft by brainstorming, peer editing and writing multiple revisions. Fun activities include reading a novel and going on two field trips to gather inspiration for a descriptive essay!
Also check out our Adventures in Creative Writing, Tall Tales, Grammar 101, & Writing Workshop: High School Readiness!
Teacher bio: Ted Lewis is a high school English teacher at Walter Johnson High School. Prior to that, he taught English at Landon for 25 years and has spent seven summers with Landon Summer. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School and received a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Fun fact: Mr. Lewis’s great grandfather was friends with Robert Frost!