Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Writing & Reading for High School


Course Description:

Philosophy: “The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."                                                                     
                                                                                           -Edwin Schlossberg

The student will explore insights into the ways authors use diction, imagery, symbolism and allusion, as well as character and plot development.  The student will practice reading analytically and writing coherent responses to what s/he reads culminating in the creation of a personal writer’s portfolio. Reading comprehension and vocabulary development will be taught, as well as grammar, rhetoric, paragraph development, thesis formation, and the writing process including proofreading and editing. 

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