workshop

Grades (4-5), (6-8) & (9-11)

What’s the difference between, “Let’s eat grandma!” and “Let’s eat, grandma!” Stumped? In the prior, you have the basis for a Grimm’s fairytale. In the latter, you have a clean, crisp, and grammatically correct sentence! Your child can avoid such (tragic) misunderstandings and take their writing to the next level. Our Grammar & Essays Workshop is the best step for them to take in their blossoming career!


This all-encompassing and engaging semester-long program builds upon your child’s knowledge of appropriate organization, diction, and syntax when writing essays. We highly suggest that your child register for our Writers’ Workshop prior to enrolling in our Grammar & Essays Workshop as the former provides the foundational knowledge necessary to excel in the latter. Your child will receive a weekly mini-lesson, and by the end of the program, they will have finished a final portfolio—an emblem of their creative and hard work! 


Your child has the choice of partaking in the workshop for the Fall Semester (September—December), the Winter/Spring Semester (January—May), or the Summer Semester (June—July), with classes for Grades (4-5), (6-8), and (9-11). We hold our weekly classes synchronously and remotely, with each lesson lasting for 75 minutes. Our seasoned instructors give your child the space to participate in a captivating and democratic approach to pedagogy—a dynamism frequently missing from traditional class models. Every classroom is based on equity, meaning that students get equal amounts of engagement and individualized feedback, made possible by our small class sizes. We top off every cohort at 10 students, who will all be working with peers within their age range. 


Through our workshop, your child builds upon their mastery of myriad essay types (such as descriptive, narrative, persuasive, expository, definition, argumentative, etc.) while also enhancing their awareness of effective grammar skills. Each workshop explores a core concept of grammar—from clauses and phrases to the logic of punctuation or parallel structure. Your child also expands on their ability to research and cite sources, which furthers their understanding of the importance of credibility and effective research. Even more, our teachers provide both grammar and rhetorical test-prep and essays in class. They also supply thoughtful written feedback every week to push your child’s reading and writing skills to their greatest  potential. 


You will be amazed by your child’s new economy of language. Their exposure to an array of essay topics will allow them to undertake the rewarding process of self-discovery, in which they uncover the themes and ideas they find the most thought-provoking. They come to understand the conversations in which they feel a part. In better comprehending the conventions of grammar, your child will have the tools and roadmap that will lead them to develop their writing style.

 

As the philosopher Michel de Montaigne once said, “The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.” Questions and grammar are the starting point for every great writer. At LTWN, we are eager to help your child become such a strong grammarian and essayist that perhaps even you will turn to them for help!


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