Writing and literature classes designed to teach students to wield words well

Just added! Two one-day summer writing workshops!

Choose from the online workshop or the San Diego in-person workshop!

** Register now, join the classroom, and read the book in the weeks prior to the workshop!**

One-day literary analysis workshop: Dawn of Wonder (online)

This one day online writing workshop will take your student through the process of analyzing literature as we read the YA fantasy Dawn of Wonder by Christian author Jonathan Renshaw. Students read the book, keep a reading response journal, and join the discussions in Google Classroom anytime from August 1 until August 25. (Students may also join the free summer book club above for live discussion.) On workshop day, students can Zoom in dressed as a character from the book if they wish! We'll discuss the novel, the elements involved in a literary analysis, and create a literary analysis outline from which students will write their essays.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. August 25. Grades 7-12. Online.

Cost: $40. Register here.

One-day literary analysis workshop: Dawn of Wonder (San Diego)

A joint workshop by Classical Integrated Courses and WordWielder, this one-day in-person writing workshop in San Diego will take your student through the process of analyzing literature as we read the YA fantasy Dawn of Wonder by Christian author Jonathan Renshaw. Students read the book, keep a reading response journal, and join the discussions in Google Classroom anytime from August 1 until August 31. On workshop day, students can come dressed as a character from the book if they wish! We'll discuss the novel, as well as the elements involved in a literary analysis. We will then create a literary analysis outline from which students will write their essays.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. August 31. Grades 7-12. In person, San Diego County area.

Cost: $40. Register here.

What level class should my child take?

Grades 3 - 5
(Grammar Stage)

The stage where children are building foundational knowledge. Students often think in concrete terms, repetition and memorization. Vocabulary and word lists are valuable weapons!

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Grades 6 - 8
(Dialectic Stage)

The stage where students begin to ask questions and compare and contrast to understand how knowledge relates to other knowledge. Theme-based writing is a powerful tool at this level.

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Grades 9 - 12
(Rhetoric Stage)

The stage when foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills have armed students to engage in reasoned debates, persuasive writing and literary analysis.

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