Reading and Creative Writing

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A Comprehensive Language Arts program designed to develop key language skills in your child:

Reading Comprehension, Structured Writing, Grammar, Language Styles.

Program designed to develop superior structured writing skills in your child in conjunction with reading comprehension and critical analysis.

Our strategy to develop your child includes the best curriculum, highly engaging classrooms with the best teachers, personalized feedback.

We celebrate the uniqueness of each child and develop them to maximize their potential.

Creative writing is one of the most important skills with benefits in all walks of life. And we feel this is a skill that has seen the most dearth of attention in the school systems.

Our program will coach your child on structuring their thoughts into carefully planned narratives, using superior language styles that make the simplest of scenes come alive.

There are plenty of neuroscience research suggesting that when students engage in creative writing, it activates the same cognitive abilities tied to invention and problem solving. It also increases their patience and persistence in driving towards long term goals vs driving towards immediate gratification.

These competencies will be strong differentiators in a fast changing world where your kids will have to be problem solvers in scenarios where the problem itself may not be clearly defined. Our program is designed to build their ongoing confidence and develop them into superior thinkers and problem solvers

In Reading Comprehension, students will cover multiple genres including Fiction (multiple facets), Informational, Poetry, Biographies etc. Reading level and progression customized for each student.

Program Details


Two groups/ levels:

Level 1 : Grades 3rd - 5th (Monday / Wednesday/Thursday/Fri at 6:40PM. Saturday at 4PM)
Level 2 : Grades 6th - 8th​ (Monday / Wednesday/Thursday/Fri at 6:40PM. Saturday at 4PM)

Unit 1 : Reading & Grammar (All topics) + Writing (Mystery): Sep - Nov
Unit 2 : Reading & Grammar (All topics) + Writing (Informational Non Fiction): Dec - Feb
Unit 3 : Reading & Grammar (All topics) + Writing (Argumentative and Persuasive): March - May

​​We maintain small class sizes and our classes are full of discussion and idea generation!
Unit Structure (subject to minor variations)

 

Reading

Writing

Grammar

Week 1

Fiction

 

 

Week 2

Fiction

Brainstorm high level idea

 

Week 3

Non Fiction

Character development chart

 

Week 4

Non Fiction

Plot development chart
Logic and Inference activities

 

Week 5

Fantasy

Start writng
introduction
Logic and Inference activities

 

Week 6

Fantasy

Finish introduction
Logic and Inference activities

 

Week 7

 

Start writng
main body & conclusion

Grammar Review

Week 8

 

Continue Main body & Conclusion

Grammar Review

Week 9

Poetry

Finish Main Body & Conclusion

 

Week 10

Informational / Peer paper review

Deep Editing

 

Week 11

Informational / Peer paper review

Deep Editing

 

Week 12

Assessment

Present

Assessment

Pricing (per 4 weeks)

One hour a week: $135

Two hours a week: $200

Eligible for: Pay for 2 programs, attend all 4 programs (Coding & Tech, Math, ELA, Public Speaking).

 

Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Blakeney, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Matthews, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​​​