Basic Writing 1: We work in this class to teach students important basic writing styles and techniques while encouraging lots of fun and an enthusiasm for learning. The students are being introduced to expository, scientific, narrative, and persuasive writing as types of prose that are both enjoyable to create and incredibly useful in life. Most importantly, we try to foster an excitement for the work we are doing that will carry on into the students’ future academic careers!
Basic Writing 2: Sumire helps students in Basic Writing 2 write better paragraphs using gingerbread cookies as a model! This week students improve basic English speaking and writing skills through various games and exercises, focusing on different skills and types of writing each day.
Basic Writing 3: BW3 Students are studying the differences between various writing styles used in schools in the United States. Expository writing, descriptive writing, narrative writing, and scientific writing are all important to communicating ideas in various ways. Students are producing both essays and poems to share at the end of the workshop.
Basic Writing 4: Students this week are learning high-level writing techniques for several different and fundamental English writing genres through workshops on personal, persuasive, scientific, creative, and expository writing. Students learn about the key aspects of each of these styles and practice by writing their own essays in the genre.