This Class works best if you have your own "Learning Pod".
Through the Wonders of Writing your child will have a world open to them. Our class will focus on 4 concepts. 1. The process of writing: the five stages of the writing process: prewriting, planning, drafting, revision, and editing. 2. Vocabulary, this can either be through reading or introduction to new words through games. 3. Types of writing: narrative, informative, and opinion. 4. FUN! Working with these 4 topics, your children will start to foster a love for writing! The students will be able to compete with each other in a points competition, who did better that week in quizzes, or who moved up in a grade level on ReadTheory! Parents and Teachers can talk about what reading skills the students are doing well with and where he or she may need improvement. This class will also have a Google classroom set up for the students to print out worksheets and projects. As students read and write more, they will begin to see how vocabulary works in a world all around them!
Sarah Warring has a B.A. in English Education, a M.S. in Literacy, and is New York State certified in English Language Arts. She is passionate about reading and writing and loves to make the subject fun. Sarah has been writing for over 20 years. She has been an unofficial and official English/Literacy/Writing teacher for the past 10 years in classrooms and various organizations. Sarah has been involved in several organizations including the Utica Writers Club and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and was accepted to the Inaugural Yale Writers' Conference. In the past, she has run writing workshops for various organizations for grades 3rd through post-secondary. Using hands-on techniques, the workshop was a complete success with parents and students alike. Mrs. Warring just finished a talk for the World Literacy Summit, called “The Healing Power of Words: Why Bibliotherapy can Make a Difference.” This talk is online but was originally slated for Oxford University.