2020 Summer Classes

Mr. G will be teaching two types of summer classes this year: a once-a-week class held on Saturdays in June/July, and week-long intensive-writing classes held in June, July & August.

The classes will be for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades in the fall. (Those currently in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade.)

Mr. G will not be teaching entering 4th graders over the summer (although he will be teaching 4th graders in the fall.)

Saturday Classes (June/July)

Over the course of this four-session set of classes, students will read a book, learn vocabulary, and write three compositions: a literary analysis essay, a research simulation task essay, and a narrative.

Classes will be taught on the following Saturdays: June 27, July 11, 18 & 25. (Students will have Sat., July 4th, off.)

The schedule is as follows:

SATURDAY (June 27, July 11, 18, 25)

10:00-11:30 AM entering 9th graders

11:30-1:00 PM entering 5th graders

1:00-2:30 PM entering 6th graders

2:30-4:00 PM entering 7th graders

4:00-5:30 PM entering 8th graders

COST of the 4 Saturday classes:

Entering 5th graders: $180

Entering 6th graders: $200

Entering 7th graders: $220

Entering 8th graders: $240

Entering 9th graders: $260

A non-refundable $50 deposit (credited toward tuition) is required to secure a spot.

Intensive Writing Classes

(June/July/August)

Seven sets of intensive-writing classes will be taught over the summer. The sets taught in June and July will be four-classes (four days) long, featuring four 1.5-hour sessions (except for entering 9th graders, whose classes will each be 2 hours long).

The set of classes taught in the last two weeks of August will be five classes (five days) long, featuring five 1.5-hour sessions (except for entering 9th graders, whose classes will each be 2 hours long).

The entire focus of the classes will be on writing only. The intensive-writing classes offered in June & July will concentrate on one type of writing per week. (See below for the types covered.) As many as three compositions will be written each week, so students will study each composition type in depth.

The intensive-writing classes in August will give students practice in responding to the three types of prompts found on the NJSLA: the narrative, the literary analysis essay, and the research simulation task essay.

In all intensive-writing classes, students will read and study sample compositions and receive detailed feedback from Mr. G. They will also be asked to revise and improve their compositions as necessary.

The intensive-writing sessions are as follows:

THE NARRATIVE

June 22, 23, 24, 25

Monday - Thursday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

OPINION/ARGUMENTATIVE/

PERSUASIVE ESSAY

June 29, 30, July 1, 2

Monday - Thursday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY

(POETRY & PLAYS)

July 6, 7, 8, 9

Monday - Thursday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY

(PROSE)

July 13, 14, 15, 16

Monday - Thursday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

RESEARCH SIMULATION TASK

July 20, 21, 22, 23

Monday - Thursday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

THREE COMPOSITIONS

August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Monday - Friday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

THREE COMPOSITIONS

August 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Monday - Friday

1:30-3:30 Entering 9th graders -

3:30-5:00 Entering 8th graders -

5:00-6:30 Entering 5th graders -

6:30-8:00 Entering 6th graders -

8:00-9:30 Entering 7th graders -

COST of June/July 4-class sessions:

Entering 5th graders: $180/wk.

Entering 6th graders: $200/wk.

Entering 7th graders: $220/wk.

Entering 8th graders: $240/wk.

Entering 9th graders: $260/wk.

COST of August 5-class sessions:

Entering 5th graders: $225/wk.

Entering 6th graders: $250/wk.

Entering 7th graders: $275/wk.

Entering 8th graders: $300/wk.

Entering 9th graders: $325/wk.

A $50 non-refundable deposit (applied toward tuition) is required to secure a spot for your child.