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Grades 4/5

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

Teacher: Elizabeth Breau

Start date: 09/13.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

This class will include three interactive units: poetry, writing short stories, and real-world creative writing. Children will learn the basics of rhyme, rhythm, and meter and then write their own. The poetry unit will cover the basics of rhyme and rhythm and give students the opportunity to experiment with different poetic forms. The short story unit will focus on developing characters, settings, and plots, and the real-world creative writing unit will allow students to use their new skills in a variety of creative formats. 

 

Grades 6/7

Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm

Teacher: Elizabeth Breau

Start date: 09/12.

No classes on Thanksgiving weekend. Winter break starts on 12/23.

This class contains two units. It begins with a short-story unit in which students will be able to experiment with characters and settings in multiple genres. The poetry unit focuses on writing narrative poetry--poetry that tells a story. We will read several well-known narrative poems, including The Highwayman, The Raven, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, and students will also write their own narrative poems.