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In our Middle and High School Reading and Writing Workshop, students engage in literacy instruction to improve and strengthen their current skill-set as both a reader and writer, including the composition of a well-developed five-paragraph analytical essay.

The reading portion of the workshop focuses on the development of skills and techniques of how to approach a text, as well as how to engage and comprehend what is being read.

In the reading section, your student will learn:

  • Valuable techniques to enhance their comprehension of literature
  • How to identify and discuss a variety of literary elements including tone, setting, theme, and more
  • Integral strategies to explore, examine and further analyze texts in-depth
  • How to apply their new understanding to grade specific literature carefully selected and shared
  • How to use working memory, focus, and attention

In the writing portion of the workshop, students learn the key components of an analytical essay, and apply their knowledge to the formation and construction of a five-paragraph paper.

In the writing section, your student will learn how to:

  • Craft a strong thesis statement that ultimately acts as a compass for their entire essay
  • Build topic sentences that compliment their thesis statement and becomes the guide for their body paragraphs
  • Find textual evidence to support their argument
  • Introduce such evidence with an appropriate amount of context and a fluid lead-in phrase
  • Provide ample analysis of their selected text quotes and practice this skill with guided individual instruction and constructive feedback
  • Workshops are $395, with a 10% sibling or referral discount
  • Workshops are 4.5 hours: three 1.5-hour sessions
  • Minimum 3 students, maximum 6 students
  • Can be scheduled conveniently for your student and their friends
  • Parent review email sent after each session
  • Materials, if relevant, are included