Gifted English Language Arts 5/6 Saturday 9:30-11 am
This is a class for students in Grade 5 or 6. The course is designed to help students gain familiarity, practice, and assistance with the English Language Arts; literacy; and critical thinking skills necessary for success in advanced middle school and some rigorous gifted high-level courses. To this end, students will develop reading and writing strategies across a variety of genres and modes, including classic and modern literature, narrative biographies, poetry, essays, non-fiction articles and critiques, as well as multi-media, such as film, song, and digital texts.
Prerequisites: Student must currently be in 5th or 6th grade.
Gifted English Reading and Writing 7/8 Saturday 11-12:30 pm
This is a class for students in Grade 7 or 8. The course will focus on persuasive and analytical essay writing, as well as historical and current event based texts. The class will function as a community of practice and inquiry in order to encourage exploration, experimentation, analysis, open-ended problem solving, and synthesis of themes and topics critical to higher order thinking and writing necessary for success in high school.
Prerequisites: Student must currently be in 7th or 8th grade.