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Writing Intensives: A Homeschool Enrichment Program offered by Lindsey P. Brackett
I am excited to offer these four-week courses for students in grades 4-8. Using creative methods and drawing from my own experience as a freelance writer and middle grades teacher, these classes provide the opportunity for students to begin developing skills for writing informational and persuasive essays, as well as creative short fiction.
Emphasis for informational/persuasive writing will be on topic development, building transitions, increasing vocabulary, and organizing ideas. Instruction for gathering and documenting supporting information will also be provided.
Class Dates: January 18 and 25, February 1 and 8 (will make up days in the event of weather)
Class Times: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Short Fiction and Poetry
Fiction will focus on structure, character development, and supporting details. Grammar skills will be reviewed and utilized to assist student development of sentence structure. We will read and discuss 1-2 pieces of short fiction. Poetry will emphasize use of figurative language and introduce students to a broad range of poetry including: narrative, haiku, free verse, limerick, cinquain. We will read and discuss a variety of classic and contemporary poetry.
Class Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Class Times: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Each class will be differentiated to meet each student’s individual needs and developmental level. Class does require students to work independently and outside of designated class times. A laptop computer with wireless capability is appreciated, but not required.
Maximum class size: 10
Payment is expected on first day of class. Registration for both courses will be $125 total. 5% discount available for multiple students. Payment plans may be arranged individually to meet your family’s needs.
Contact Information: Contact me via email or phone to register for this class. A form will be emailed or mailed to you directly. All classes are flexible and I am willing to work with you to accommodate your schedule and needs.
Lindsey P. Brackett is an award-winning writer and blogger who taught middle school for eight years before staying home to raise her four children. She holds certifications in middle grades language arts, reading, and social studies, secondary English, and P-12 special education. A graduate of Berry College, where she studied English, theater, and secondary education, Lindsey now writes for publications such as Northeast Georgia Living, Country Magazine, Thriving Family, Splickety Publishing and is a community columnist for The Northeast Georgian, The Elberton Star, and The Buford Weekly Illustrated. Her debut novel, Still Waters, will release in 2017 with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She is active in the local community as a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a director and actress for the Habersham Community Theater. This is her first year homeschooling her three girls (12, 10, 6) but she send the preschooler to Level Grove Baptist. You can read more about her family life and reflections on faith and motherhood on her blog at www.lindseypbrackett.com.