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Hand Writing

Empowering Preteens and Teens by Fine Tuning Their Literacy Skills

Books

Applied Literacy Course

Graduates of the 6-week Essay Writing course can sharpen their new skills in our 10-week course. During the course, students will:


1. Read five fantastic classics (the book list is below, in the FAQ section).
2. Write an essay about each book, and receive feedback to improve their writing.
3. Participate in live virtual group discussions about each book with their peers.
4. Play fun online quizzes with other students to test their reading comprehension.
5. Learn vocabulary (in context!) that allows them to take part in intelligent discourse around themes, characters and plot development in stories.

 

THIS COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY EACH WEDNESDAY AT

12:30 pm ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME /11:30 am EASTERN/ 10:30 am CENTRAL/ 9:30 am MOUNTAIN/ 8:30 am PACIFIC.

EACH CLASS RUNS FOR APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES. 

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FAQs

Essential Facts

Which books will be read/discussed in this course?

1. “Summer of the Monkeys” by Wilson Rawls
2. “The Birchbark House” by Louise Erdrich
3. "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. “The Giver" by Lois Lowry
5. “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank
These books can by read by the individual students, together as families, or listened to as audiobooks for the purposes of this course.

Do I have to purchase the books on the list?

No, not at all! We hope you will support your local library by borrowing the titles as needed. Several of these books can also be found for free as electronic resources throughout the internet. 

How do I submit my child’s homework?

You’ll be asked to simply email your child's typed essays to us at classicsallowed@gmail.com.

Can anyone register for this course?

This course is intended only for graduates of the 6-Week Essay Writing Course. However, if your child has had extensive practice with writing essays, he/she may submit an essay to see if they can bypass the 6-Week Essay Writing Course requirement.

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