What to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Folder
  • Pen/pencil
  • Face mask
  • Sunscreen (labeled with name) 
Writing workshop, girl concentrating on her written work

Writing Workshop: High School Readiness 

One three-week session
June 20-July 8
10 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Rising 7th through rising 9th graders  
Arrival/dismissal zone: Red

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 The Thills and Chills in Creative Writing and  Grammar 101