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2023 Summer Live Online Class

  • 07/11 to 08/17  12 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm $255/term In-person onlyLocation: Rm 2

    This course focuses on building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2. This level has a special focus on writing sentences.

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced Kindergarten students and on-level grade 1 & 2 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    An example guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What was the best thing that happened over winter vacation? 2. Who was there? 3. Where was it? 4. When did it happen? 5. What happened first? 6. What happened next? 7. What happened last? 8. Complete the sentence: It was the best because ___________.

    A child who follows these prompts easily learns the importance of answering the questions who, when, and where, as well as including a sequence of events and a closing that relates to the main idea. When they draft their paragraph on a new piece of paper, they have a complex and complete paragraph. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 1A
    Let's Get This Day Started Writing and Language Skills 2 by Teacher Created Resources

    Paperback Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills (Gr. 2) Book

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 07/11 to 08/17  12 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm $255/term In-person onlyLocation: Rm 2

    Level 2 focuses on writing well-developed paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with well-chosen details.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 2 and 3. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 2 students and on-level grade 3 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to happily and confidently write multiple, related paragraphs, they will move on to Level 3.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 2, instead of asking a child to write a paragraph describing a place, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. Imagine you are there. What do you see? 2. What do you hear? 3. What do you smell? 4. What could you eat? 5. What kind of textures could you feel? 6. What kind of mood are the people in? 7. What are most of the people doing?

    A child who follows these prompts learns to include 5 senses in their descriptions as well as emotions and activities. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 2A
    Daily Warm-Ups: Language Skills 2

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39



  • 06/23 to 08/23  16 Classes Wednesday,Friday 3:00pm-4:00pm $335/term No class on July 5 and 7Location: Online19

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 2nd grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills in Writing Level 2 and get students ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing, bridge to level 2 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Daily Warm-Ups Language Skills Grade 2 (Only PDF copy. The book is available to buy at Amazon)

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/23 to 08/23  16 Classes Wednesday,Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm $335/term No class on July 5 and 7Location: Online1

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 3rd grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Writing Level 3 and get students ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing - bridge to level 3 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Daily Warm-Ups Language Skills Grade 3 (Only PDF copy. The book is available to buy at Amazon)

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/22 to 08/22  16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm $335/term No class on July 4 and 6Location: Online1

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 4th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Writing Level 4 and get them ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing - bridge to level 4 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Editor in Chief Beginning 2
    Daily Warm-Ups Language Skills Grade 4 (Sunshine offers PDF only, book is available on Amazon)

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/22 to 08/22  16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm $335/term No class on July 4 and 6Location: Online1

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 5th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Writing Level 5 and get students ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing - bridge to level 5 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Editor in Chief Level 1
    Daily Warm-Ups Language Skills Grade 5 (Sunshine offers PDF only, book is available on Amazon)

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/26 to 08/21  8 Classes Monday 4:00pm-6:00pm $335/term No class on July 3Location: Online1

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 6/7th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Writing Level 6/7 and get students ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing - bridge to level 6/7 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Grammar for Middle School

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/23 to 08/18  8 Classes Friday 6:00pm-8:00pm $335/term No class on July 7Location: Online1

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 7/8th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Writing Level 7/8 and get students ready for the new school year.

    The class is a refined skill-based guided writing - bridge to level 7/8 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose. Here is the presentation video for the teacher:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    it will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Textbooks:
    Grammar book: Editor in Chief Level 2

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/26 to 08/23  16 Classes Monday,Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm $495/term No class on July 3 and 5Location: Online6

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 6/7th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in the Skill-based Guided Writing Level 6/7 and get them ready for the new school year. Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school writing.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term, we will practice many genres of writing, and each genre builds different skills such as writer's word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing.

    Meanwhile, "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce advanced writing that is well-structured.

    Textbooks:

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. 

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 06/22 to 08/22  16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm $495/term No class on July 4 and 6Location: Online6

    This class is for students who are going to enter the 7th or 8th grade in the coming Fall term. The class will introduce writing skills they will learn in Writing Level 7/8 and get them ready for the new school year in middle school.

    Our "skill-based" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    We will offer students to build stronger grammar skills the Editor In Chief Level 2 from the Creative Thinking Co. if students haven't done that program before.  The books for the class will be posted to the class page before the term starts.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing Bridge 7/8
    Grammar book: Editor in Chief Level 2

    Note: Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 06/22 to 08/22  16 Classes Tuesday,Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm $495/term No class on July 4 and 6Location: Online6

    This class is for high school students who wants to improve and refine their Essay skills in Summer. The class will introduce and practice Essay writing skills required by high school, especially practice for the timed Essay so that students will be more successful in their high school English classes.

    This course is the step towards to the high school Honor English and AP English essay. You will be guided through the writing process, learning the essential components of the American high school essay. Topics include the various types of essays, the structure, and the development of paragraphs, topic sentences, thesis statements, supporting examples, grammar for academic writing, and vocabulary choices.

    By the end of this course, students will be more ready for their high school Honor or AP English classes Students may continue to improve and deep their Essay writing skills by entering to Essay Writing I or II class in the coming Fall term at Sunshine.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Bridge to Essay Writing II:
    1. Editor in Chief Level 3
    2. Sadlier: Grammar and Writing for Standard Tests
    3. How to Write High School Essay
    4. The Seagull Reader Essays

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy a hard copy of the book from Sunshine when it's available.

    Instructor: Julie Hlad


2023 Summer In-person Camp

Note: Half-day camps can be combined as full-day camps from 8:30am-5pm.

  • Week 1 (06/26-06/30)

    06/26 to 06/30  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together For Grade 1st-3rd grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 06/26 to 06/30  5 Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    Literary reading skills are above basic reading skills (outline meaning) and key reading skills (summary scanning)  to the point where we are grasping complex texts in all their complexity during reading. It is reading between lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop complex interpretations.

    In this class, students will:

    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)

    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)

    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)

    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay 

    (5) Build up vocabulary throughout reading

    (6) Form up their unique critical essay writing style with correct logical structure and grammar.


    In this one week camp, the instructor will lead students to read at least one book, plus shorter pieces or chapters from books in a variety of genres.  

    For essay writing, the first step of critical writing is to take notes on evidence, document quotes and paraphrases while reading. The purpose of  critical analysis is not merely to inform, but also to evaluate the worth, utility, excellence, distinction, truth, validity, beauty, or goodness of something from the books that students are reading. We will instruct students to write those notes down on a notebook.

    The second step of critical writing is to design a clear logical structure of an essay. Students need to design/plan their essay with clear logical flow before start writing critical essay.

    During the revising process, we will check the logical structure, information, interpretation, evaluation of the text, and eliminate grammar errors.

    Text Books (Free Rent from Sunshine Elite Education or student purchase) 
    (1) The Pearl By John Steinbeck
    (2) Animal Farm by George Orwell
    (3) A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers By Lee A. Jacobus, 9th Edition

    Class Plan:

    Monday:
    Discuss and practice critical reading strategies on the Pearl,  including active reading, pre-reading, turning headings or titles into questions, 20 questions after reading chapter 1, embracing confusion, note taking, double entries, ?nding the main ideas, author’s techniques, rhetorical strategies, evidence, underlying assumptions and biases, vocabulary in context, mapping, making inferences, second draft reading, soaps (subject, occasion, audience, purpose, speaker), paying attention to diction (contrast 2 articles), logos, ethos and pathos, re?ecting on what it means to the student’s life and society at large (circles of re?ection), paraphrasing, what does it not say, statistics, why does it matter, evaluation

    A World of Ideas: p. 1: Evaluating Ideas: An Introduction to Critical Reading Example/Practice: Machiavelli/Frederick Douglass Homework: Read civil disobedience and map it

    Tuesday:
    Discuss Civil Disobedience and The Pearl practicing critical reading
    Discuss Critical Analysis Paper
    Homework:
    Read Animal Farm.  Pick a topic and ?nd 3 quotes and thesis statement

    Wednesday:
    Discuss Animal Farm practicing critical reading
    Discuss crediting sources and analyzing quotes within paragraphs
    Model Essay Work on Drafts
    Homework:
    Draft 1 Critical Essay

    Thursday:
    Work on Critical Essay Drafts in Class
    Read additional Essays from "A World of Ideas" : James Madison, de Tocqueville
    Homework:
    Final Drafts Due
    Read Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Friday:
    Read Essays from "A World of Ideas" of authors
    Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Virginia Woolf

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • Week 2 (07/10-07/14)

    07/10 to 07/14  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 4 (07/24-07/28)

    07/24 to 07/28  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the second camp out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 6 (08/07-08/11)

    08/07 to 08/11  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 7 (08/14-08/18)

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    08/14 to 08/18  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 2nd out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 8 (08/21-08/25)

    08/21 to 08/25  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together For Grade 1st-3rd grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose


2023 Winter/Spring Live Online Class

  • 01/17 to 06/06  20 Classes Tuesday 5:30pm-7:00pm $615/term No classes on Mar 28Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 2 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here a the presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    This class will inspire your ideas and empower you with the tools to refine your writing and make it audience ready. Each 90-minute class will have three sections: ideas, revision skills, and conventions. You will be supported all the way with the best revision techniques from Education Northwest's 6 traits approach, and the best instruction in conventions from Sadlier's Grammar Workshop textbook series. You will feel encouraged and confident to take your favorite ideas to an audience.

    Level 2 focuses on writing well-developed paragraphs of several sentences that introduce the main idea and support the idea with well-chosen details.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    We will strengthen our grammar part by using the "Editor in Chief Beginning 1", and the customized feedback from students' writings.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 2B
    Editor in Chief Beginning 1

    Editor in Chief® Beginning 1

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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    01/14 to 06/10  20 Classes Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm $615/term No classes on Apr. 1 and May 27.Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 3 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here is a presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    Writing Level 3 focuses on writing three related paragraphs on one topic.

    We will be building writing skills and grammar systematically for students in grades 3 and 4. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 3 students and on-level grade 4 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to develop multiple organizational structures, they will move on to Level 4.

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 3, instead of asking a child to write about themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in a good order. 

    A child who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn specific ending strategies, such as closing with feelings.  

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 3B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 3 (Continued)

    Grammar Workshop, Tools for Writing image

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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    01/16 to 06/12  20 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No classes on Mar 27, May 29.Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 4 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Here is a presentation video for the class:
    https://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/videos/presentations/Strength-Focused-Writing-122020.mp4

    Level 4 focuses on creating coherent, complete writing that is well developed with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 4 and 5. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-4 students and on-level grade 5 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student has achieved some facility with a variety of organizational structures, they will move on to Level 5. 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 4, instead of asking a child to write an essay introducing themselves, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What is something you like to do? Explain what you like about it or how you do it. 2. What are some important things to know about you? [Choose at least 3 details, such as name, age, family members, school, favorite things]  3. What experiences in your past have been important to you? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 6. Now write your paragraphs in a good order. 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to include explanations, make generalizations, and order paragraphs thoughtfully. They learn the strategy of closing with feelings.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 4B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 4 (continued)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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    01/19 to 06/08  20 Classes Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm $615/term No class on Mar 30.Location: Online1

    This level 5 class is a refined skill-based guided writing class that is taught in a different way and introduces research: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    We will be building writing skills and vocabulary systematically for students in grades 5 and 6. Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade 5 students and on-level grade 6 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! When your student is ready to write extensive papers and write in test-taking conditions they will move on to Level 6.

    Our "skill-based" program helps students focus on specific writing skills in each class, so they gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with scientific writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    For example, in Level 5, a guided writing assignment could provide the following prompts: 1. What are three adjectives that describe you? Write two synonyms for each adjective, then circle the best descriptive word. 2. Give evidence (reasons or examples) to support each of the adjectives you chose. 3. What past experiences have contributed to making you who you are? 4. Complete the sentence: I am the kind of person who _______. 5. What does it feel like to be you? 

    A student who follows these prompts learns to use a thesaurus, provide support for general statements, describe cause and effect relationships, and make classifications and generalizations. 

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    We will begin each class by building grammar with the Grammar Workshop from Sadlier throughout the year.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 5B
    Grammar Workshop for Grade 5 (Continued)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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    01/13 to 06/09  20 Classes Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No classes on Mar 31 and May 26.Location: Online1

    This class is a refined skill-based guided writing level 6/7 class that is taught in a different way: Strength-Focused By Jennifer Rose.

    Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students learn skills such as topic testing, effective searches, and source evaluation. 

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-6 students and on-level grade 7 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Strength Writing 6/7B
    Grammar for Middle School
    Grammar for Writing 7 (Continued)

      Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach--A Student Worktext

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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    01/14 to 06/10  20 Classes Saturday 4:30pm-6:00pm $615/term No classes on April 1 and May 27.Location: Online12

    Level 6/7 prepares students for middle school success. The small class size makes it possible to focus on students' particular needs, including essay writing and writing under testing conditions. Students learn skills such as topic testing, effective searches, and source evaluation. 

    Most of the skills are drawn from the higher level of the grade spread, therefore this class is most appropriate for advanced grade-6 students and on-level grade 7 students. Each of our levels has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content! 

    Our "skill-based" program helps children focus on specific writing skills in each class, so students gain mastery skill by skill. They become confident, competent writers. Each term we practice many genres of writing. Each genre builds different skills such as building attention to word choice with poetry and attention to descriptive details with science writing. 

    Meanwhile "guided" writing is highly supported, and enables students to produce complete writing that is well-structured.

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Writing 6/7B
    Grammar for Middle School
    Grammar for Writing 7 (Continued)

      Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach--A Student Worktext

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also buy the textbooks at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • 01/14 to 06/10  20 Classes Saturday 9:00am-10:30am $615/term No classes on Apr. 1 and May 27.Location: Online6

    This course is the step towards mastering the essay. You will be guided through the writing process, learning the essential components of the American high school standard writing and formatting college essays. Topics include various types of essays, structuring, and the development of paragraphs, topic sentences, thesis statements, supporting examples, grammar for academic writing, and vocabulary choices.

    By the end of this course, if you pay close attention and work hard enough, you will be able to write a short essay that has a clear and supported thesis, is logically organized, and follows the correct standards in mechanics, vocabulary usage, grammar structure, and spelling of American English.

    Each Essay Level and Grammar has two years worth of skill content. A student can take this level for two years without repeating content!

    Student Grammar/Workbooks for Essay 1B:
    1. Grammar for Writing E (Grade 10) 
    2. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation (Continued)

    We may also use the following textbooks as a reference in class:
    1. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide by Laurie G. Kirszner (Author), Stephen R. Mandell (Author)
    2. Developmental Exercises for A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker (Author), Wanda Van Goor (Author)

    Books in PDF will be uploaded to the students' class page before the term starts. You may also borrow a hard copy of the textbooks from Sunshine whenever it's still available. You may buy the Grammar for Writing E book at the group discount price on Sunshine's website via this link:   
    http://www.sunshineeliteeducation.com/course.php?term=39

    Instructor: Julie Hlad

  • 01/14 to 06/10  20 Classes Saturday 4:00pm-5:30pm $615/term No classes on Apr. 1 and May 27.Location: Online15

    Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each class we will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers.

    Instructor: Debby Dodds


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