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

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Super Scribes Summer Camp

June 21 - August 20

$180 (9 weeks, online)

** New All Things Fun & Fascinating session added! See below!**

Just Essays focuses on the structure and content of five different essays: Expository, Persuasive, Narrative, Analytical, and Literary Analysis. Mondays 10 - 11:30 a.m. PST. Materials provided. Grades 7 - 12

Humorous characters and fascinating creatures will help young students enjoy learning to write with the Structure and Style Writing Method™. Tuesdays 10 - 11 a.m. PST. Materials provided. Grades 3 - 5 *FULL*


**New session added: Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. (in person only, Wilsonville, OR). Please email for details: shawn.mccowan@wearewordwielders.com.

Students will learn the importance of thinking logically, writing well, and creating a solid structure from which to work, with a focus on the persuasive essay. “At heart, every author seeks to persuade the reader” (Circe Institute). Wednesdays 10 - 11:30 a.m. PST. Grades 7 - 12

Students will learn how to effectively use the Structure and Style Writing Method™ in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. Thursdays 10 - 11 a.m. PST. Materials provided. Grades 5 - 8

Students will learn how to effectively use the Structure and Style Writing Method™ in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. Fridays 10 - 11 a.m. PST. Materials provided. Grades 7 - 12

Join me as we read the fantasy novel by Jonathan Renshaw. We will examine theme, literary elements and character development. Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. PST. Grades 6-8. Email me to RSVP: shawn.mccowan@wearewordwielders.com.

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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