Write Like a Boss (Spring 2021)

Write Like a Boss (Spring 2021)

Grade Range: 7th-12th 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: 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


Maximum class size: 10

  • Instructor

    Coach Jonathan Vince

  • Vendor

    Home School Coaches (Abby Zabby LLC)

  • Ages/Grades

    7th to 12th Grade

  • Dates

    February 5 - April 30 (12 Weeks)

  • Days


  • Time

    1:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Duration of Lesson

    60 Minutes

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  • Number of Lessons


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  • Full Name of Class

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