Welcome to a new year at The School at Columbia!

My goal in this class is to share with you my love of reading, writing and the written and spoken word.   Through active reading, and by doing many different kinds of writing, you will strengthen your powers of observation, analysis, creative expression, communication skills, vocabulary and grammar.   You will learn to identify and use a wide variety of literary tools; you will write short stories, autobiographical pieces, scripts, poetry, essays, reviews, and letters; you will hone your editing and revision skills and your writing mechanics; and most importantly, you will read some wonderful literature.  

Want a preview of what you'll be doing in my class, this year? Here's what I've planned... so far. Please note that curriculum material is subject to change.


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