Young Writers and Speech and Debate
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  • Young Writers Elementary

    Communication is a skill students will use for life in their personal and professional lives. They will be able to use the techniques learned in the Young Writers class in order to creatively and persuasively write in many different forms. This course will allow your children to transform their ideas into mature writing that will set them apart from their peers in conversation and in school. We will delve into five critical branches of writing: storytelling, narrative essays, expository essays, poetry, and journalism. Students will learn how to express their ideas clearly and thoughtfully, and analyze how famous writers like Ray Bradbury and O'Henry use literary devices to illustrate thematic statements. They will be able to use creative writing and thinking to tell their own stories as well. The writing artists teach your young writer to fall in love with the writing process and help develop the discipline required for writing. Individual needs of the student will be identified and instructors will work closely with them in small groups to overcome their individual challenges. The course is designed and executed by graduates from U of MN and MIT and assisted by high achieving undergrad sciences and engineering students and top in AP courses (score 4 or above) high school students.
  • Speech & Debate and Creative Writing Camp

    At an age where students first develop an affinity for pursuits beyond reading and writing - speech and debate offer an unmatched way for young students to learn to engage with each other and communicate in front of an audience. Initiating these critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills right from elementary grades solidifies the foundation on which students can flourish, both academically and socially, in high school and beyond. Speech and Debate Camp is a perfect introduction to the rewards and exhilaration of communication for our elementary students. The objective of this camp is to cultivate a love for speech and debate.This camp will be packed with fun and interactive activities to expose beginners to this art of public speaking and writing. This camp will teach your student: confident presentation skills, audience connectedness, control of speaking anxiety, vocal variety, and use of non-verbal communication techniques.What’s the point of having a million brilliant ideas if you can’t communicate them effectively? Learn how to give a unique, precise, and effective voice to your writing. This four day workshop will delve into storytelling. Students will learn how to express their ideas clearly and thoughtfully.The first half of the day will focus on Speech and Debate and the second half on Creative Writing.Instructors are supported by high school and college students for more individualization.