|Course Description||In this course, students will write and submit compositions to be considered for Stone Soup Magazine, which is the literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids around the world since 1973. Students will learn writing strategies on generating and collecting ideas, organization and structure, elaboration, word choice and so on. They will practice outlining strategies and receive lessons in foundational writing mechanics. Students will compose several one-paragraph writing assignments following this methodology.
Students will select the favorite compositions they’ve created, and they will revise and improve these works under the guidance of their teacher. At the conclusion of the course, each child will have prepared at least one submission to send to the magazine.
|Teacher||Ms. Aliza from Brighter Bee Academy
Ms. Aliza has proudly been an English Language Arts educator for the past 15 years in the New York City Department of Education. She has been with the renowned Anderson school for Gifted and Talented learners for the last 13 years. She has earned a Masters in Elementary Education from Hunter College, and a Masters in Literacy Education from Mercy College. She looks forward to making the bees at Brighter Bee Academy even brighter!
|Grade||This course is appropriate for rising 4th-5th grade students.|
Tuesdays at 5-6 p.m. EST
8 classes from 7/5-8/23
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