Fun Stories That Teach Us to Write (Spring 2021)

Fun Stories That Teach Us to Write (Spring 2021)

Grade Range: 4th-6th Grade


Dates: February 5 - April 30 (no classes on 4/2 spring break; 5/7 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)


Time: 3:20PM-4:15PM


Fee: $265


Class description:

The best way to become a good writer is to spend time with some dead ones. In other words, good writers READ! This class will be built around a healthy handful of classic short stories, most of whose authors have already left this earthly realm, but whose printed words nonetheless live on. From Holmes to Poe to Bradbury to O’Henry and more, we will enjoy an excellent, thoughtful, and entertaining short story every week, and will come away each time with an extra rich understanding of literary elements. Assignments will seek to analyze and mimic these masters, whose specialties include descriptive writing, figures of speech (metaphors, similes, personification), foreshadowing, clever twists, irony, and more. In their writing, students will also be encouraged to add all of the other literary devices that they have already learned.


Maximum class size: 10

  • Instructor

    Coach Jonathan Vince

  • Vendor

    Home School Coaches (Abby Zabby LLC)

  • Ages/Grades

    4th to 6th Grade

  • Dates

    February 5 - April 30 (12 Weeks)

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    3:20PM - 4:15PM

  • Duration of Lesson

    55 Minutes

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