• Syllabus:


    We use the Writer’s Workshop program to dive into: memoir writing, argumentative essay writing, literary analysis writing, journal writing, letter writing, poetry writing, and public speaking. We devote time specifically to test preparation - in order to help our students excel on the state test in May. We use Reader’s Workshop to learn skills for analyzing character and setting when reading fiction books, examine historical influences when reading literary non-fiction books, and explore new worlds when reading dystopian books. The students do projects related to the books that they choose themselves. We also explore current events, and controversial issues, and engage in discussions about complex ideas.