Write Like a Boss

Write Like a Boss

Grade Range: 7th-12th Grade

 

Dates: September 18 – December 11 (no class on 11/26, 12/18 make up day in the event of a teacher absence)

 

Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Fee: $265

 

Class description:

Words hold more power than gravity itself, and somehow wee earthlings have been entrusted with them. As verbal creatures, we have no choice but to speak and write. This course aims to make students better at being what they already are: communicators. Each weekly lesson and accompanying assignment is designed to help students hunt, corner, and kill crusty writing (thinking) habits while they simultaneously perform CPR on the wholesome habits that may have been previously learned but neglected. Students will also learn fresh methods of clearly communicating all the things their hearts could ever wish to blurt. Among the topics we’ll cover: Figures of Speech (metaphor, simile, personification, etc.), Showing instead of Telling, Killing Cliches, Writing in Active Voice, How to be Concise, and much more.

 

Lesson Schedule

  • Week 1: Using Stronger Verbs: 250 Ways to say "Went
  • Week 2: Metaphors and Similes
  • Week 3: Onomatopoeia and other word-meaning connections
  • Week 4: Alliteration, Consonance, Assonance: Ithaka Poem
  • Week 5: Common student mistakes: Facing, then killing them
  • Week 6: Descriptive Writing
  • Week 7: Fun with Homophones, Homographs, and Heteronyms
  • Week 8: Persuasive Writing
  • Week 9: A Response to Beauty. What's your "Duende"?
  • Week 10: Contrastive Writing (Love/Hate); Intro O'Henry Short Stories for next week
  • Week 11: Inventive Writing, with a Twist: O'Henry Short Stories
  • Week 12: Share "twist" stories; Review game

 

Location: Room 4

 

Maximum class size: 10

  • Instructor

    Coach Jonathan Vince

  • Vendor

    Home School Coaches (Abby Zabby LLC)

  • Ages/Grades

    7th to 12th Grade

  • Dates

    September 18 - December 11 (12 Weeks)

  • Days

    Fridays

  • Time

    1:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Duration of Lesson

    60 Minutes

  • Location

    Online

  • Class Fee

    $265

  • Number of Lessons

    12

  • Coach Email

    jonnyvince@gmail.com

$265.00Price

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