Writing Connections - Spring 2017
(grades 5 - 9)
18 week Semester-long class (Jan - May)
* Full Day 9:00 am - 3:00 pm or
* Half Day 9:00 am - 12 noon
Location: 916 Shelburne Road, South Burlington
Instructors: Teresa Davis & Lydia Littwin
Our focus will be on developing dynamic writing skills in a variety of interesting and engaging ways. Students will be encouraged to research specific topics of their own choosing. Each 5 week session will culminate in final projects to be presented. Our presentations will sometimes be in traditional forms such as an essay or research paper. We will also use the writing we've completed to create presentations in a variety of creative forms such as oral presentation, power point, newspaper, newscast video, mini-documentary, or debate format. We will follow the interests of the students and will may end up publishing a collection of short pieces or supporting each student in writing a chapter book or beginning a novel. Much of the work for this class will be completed during class time, however there will be work outside of class at times. While writing is emphasized, some art experiences will also be woven throughout this class.