What to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Folder
  • Pen/pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask
  • Sunscreen 
Writing workshop, girl concentrating on her written work

Writing Workshop: High School Readiness 

One three-week session 
10 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Rising 7th through rising 9th graders 
Arrival/dismissal zone: Purple  

Students will work on core high school writing skills, including narrative, information, and persuasive writing. Students will produce a narrative piece imitating an author’s style and/or achieving a particular effect, an analytical piece examining an author’s style, and a persuasive piece arguing a position on a current debatable issue while also acknowledging the validity of the counterargument. Individual guidance, a computer lab setting, models, journaling, sentence practice, outlining, pre-writing, guided revision and peer editing enhance the writing process as students learn about writing styles and work on their own voice. Students’ final products include paragraphs, essays and/or multimedia projects. 

Also check out Grammar 101