Summer is here! School is nearly out! Your kids have worked hard on their language arts skills all year. How about some fun ways to keep those skills sharp between now and September?
At KidWrite Summer! we love working with words and kids! We have options for those who live nearby, as well as for those who are traveling or live across the country. We can provide materials for you to use at home, workshops for those who live near us, online classes for those who are – well, anywhere – and tutoring for those right here or anywhere else.
Here are links to more info on our programs. All of them are intended to make word-loving, confident-writing, avid-reading kids out of your kids. All of them are Common Core-Aligned. All of them have fun included; how else are we going to get your kids to love words? And all of them are proven by ten years of experience with a range of abilities and personalities.
Book Club – We have groups for kids in grades K-2, 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Each group meets 2x/month to discuss their books. The discussion focuses on the elements of story, plot, and character development. The detail we go into is appropriate to the age of the kids. Between meetings, Book Club members have worksheets to complete and prompts to write to. In all, we aim to complete one book in July and another in August. Part of each meeting includes pizza, ice cream, or cupcakes because — it’s summer!
Camp – We have language arts camp for Elementary Kids. We also have language arts camp for Middle School kids. Our camps are from 9-1. They meet for a week. They include skits, nature journals, chats about our reading, vocabulary work, and fun.
Teens – Kids this age live in a world of their own. We use their social nature to make reading and writing fun. We work on vocabulary, too. We meet in the evening because that’s when most of them are alive on the planet! And, we choose books that have not already been made into movies!
Workshops – For those in the area, we have a series of workshops in July and August. They are geared to different age groups and focus on the skills that are appropriate for each age. The goal? To have your kids ready to write and discuss what they’ve read when they return to school in September.
Packets – Exercise, prompts, and questions for Award-winning and Notable books, classic books, and current children’s magazine articles. They do the reading. We supply the exercises. You enjoy the discussion – and the process!
Online – Not everyone lives in our zip code – or spends their summer at home. We get it. We can work with you wherever you are. We have options to fit your schedule and your summer plans!
Tutoring – Summer is a great time to get in some extra practice. There is no homework. We can take advantage of that to do some reading and book-talking. Writing and word work. By the time school opens, your child will have their language arts skills ready to go!
Summer Quest – Our Summer Quest is open to all. The details are in the KidWrite Summer! group. Join the group at the link below to download the materials, as well as other exercises, prompts, and activities!