The Art Of Language
Teacher: Ellen Hillman
Class Cost: $240 or $230 / trimester if taking 2 or more classes.
Mat Fees: $25
Our Art of Language class includes many aspects of Language Arts. Students have the opportunity to refine their oral and written skills by engaging in activities such as book and story reviews where they evaluate and analyze reading selections. They work with conventional grammar, punctuation, and usage directives, and practice writing with creativity and depth. We also have fun with etymology, determining word meanings and their origins. We focus on correct sentence and paragraph structure, and we make frequent use of dictionaries! This trimester some of our projects will include writing and sharing a puppet dialogue. We'll construct a story cube to report on a book, and finally, we will create and illustrate our very own storybook.
This session we will continue working with a blend of activities to enhance our language skills. We will build on our writing techniques by following recommended sentence and paragraphing structures. We'll continue using resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and grammar guides. For a bit of extra fun and flavor, we'll read about and research a famous figure to share with the class. We'll write a brief report, and either dress up as the character or create a portrait to share. Students will share a small biographical presentation to the class!