Life Journaling 3-5

Teacher: Remus Thorsen
Grade(s): 3-5
Session(s): 3 weeks/ Session 1 or 2
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 12 pm - 1:55pm
Cost: $100
In this class, students will be taught how to use graphic organizers and the writing process to document their fascinating lives. Students will have the opportunity to author and illustrate a life journal that records their favorite “life highlights.” The instructor(s) will provide students with writing guide scaffolds to tackle the high interest writing prompts and encourage them to enrich their stories with sensory details, figurative language, and dialogue. This popular class is a great way for students to hone their personal narrative writing skills in preparation for the fall semester.

This class will take place both synchronously and asynchronously. The instructor(s) will utilize Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Zoom (most likely) to engage the students in their summer learning. The instructor(s) will offer edit/revision notes to students corresponding through these platforms.

We will meet on Zoom (or another acceptable virtual meeting platform) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 45-60 minutes of direct instruction. Then, the students will be divided into break out sessions, or complete individual tasks, for the remaining 30-45 minutes. The instructor(s) will be online monitoring and directly available for guidance for the entire 1.5 hours of class time.