Writing Workshop

Reading, Analysis, Discussion: The Art of Rhetoric

Book Club provides practice in oral reading fluency, expressive reading, public speaking, and reading comprehension. Our program invites small groups of four to six children to read, formulate opinions, and discuss stories from a wide array of genres. This gives kids the chance to discover what types of books interest them most. Often, the thing that prevents children from really exploring literature is a misunderstanding of what is available to them. When kids discover a genre that excites them, they are more inclined to spend time in those literary worlds. Additionally, large groups and overwhelming spaces can sometimes be intimidating.

Grades: 7-12 (difficulty varies by grade and ability)

6 weeks: 12 Classes (60 minutes per class)

Cost: 37,500 per class (450,000 Total)

Book Club

Reading, Analysis, Discussion: The Art of Rhetoric

Book Club provides practice in oral reading fluency, expressive reading, public speaking, and reading comprehension. Our program invites small groups of four to six children to read, formulate opinions, and discuss stories from a wide array of genres. This gives kids the chance to discover what types of books interest them most. Often, the thing that prevents children from really exploring literature is a misunderstanding of what is available to them. When kids discover a genre that excites them, they are more inclined to spend time in those literary worlds. Additionally, large groups and overwhelming spaces can sometimes be intimidating.

Grades: 7-12 (difficulty varies by grade and ability)

8 weeks: 16 Classes (60 minutes per class)

Cost: ₩35,000 per class (₩560,000 Total)

Lead Instructor

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Miss Jade

Miss Jade graduated from the Florida State University with a degree in English Editing, Writing, and Media Studies. Her degree helped her build a firm linguistic understanding that she uses to guide students in reading classic western literature. She loves working with students to build their confidence in fun conversations. 85% of her graduating students are Florida Academic Scholars meaning they score in the top percentile of their SAT and ACT. At school, Jade is a private AP Language and Literature teacher. Online, she helps Korean, International highschool students as well as American, homeschooled highschoolers take their reading to deeper levels of analysis by discussion.

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Leaders in their Field

1000s of teaching hours

Featured Achievement: 85% of students score in top SAT percentile and earn the prestigious Florida Academic Scholars award.

Course Description

All the elements of a good Book Club are sure to fill you with ideas and inspiration. This is just the motivation you need to keep going page after page. Knowing that there are other people experiencing the same struggles and triumphs can make the long lonely hours at your desk a little more bearable too. Our class is designed to encourage cultural awareness and provide a deeper understanding of American culture and American academic environments.

You'll also get great feedback. Without a sounding board to bounce your work off of, you’ll never know if you’re any good. Book Clubs will give you the chance to get an educated assessment of your analysis and discussion skills. You’ll learn where you’re going wrong and how you can harness your talents more effectively. In the process, you’ll also become accustomed to constructive criticism. Unless you get objective feedback about your work, you’ll never know where you can improve. While criticism may sting at first, eventually, you’ll learn to welcome any negative comments and use them to improve your skills.

The students will learn how to assess, analyze and communicate opinions on literary topics. Specifically, students will advance by:

  • Gaining broad, multi-faceted knowledge cutting across several disciplines outside the learner’s normal academic subjects
  • Increasing learners’ confidence, poise, and self-esteem
  • Providing an engaging, active, learner-centered activity
  • Improving rigorous higher-order and critical thinking skills
  • Enhancing the ability to structure and organize thoughts
  • Enhancing learners’ analytical, research and note-taking skills
  • Improving learners’ ability to form balanced, informed arguments and to use reasoning and evidence
  • Developing effective speech composition and delivery
  • Encouraging teamwork

Students should have a high level intermediate academic understanding of the English language. Most sections will only be able to be completed by advanced students. There are three levels of the course: intermediate, advanced and exceptional. Intermediate speakers may understand academic vocabulary and possess strong listening skills but struggle to respond fluently. Advanced students are students that take normal classes in English, students who might go to an international school for example and have no trouble speaking English but want to learn the skills offered by this class. Exceptional students are comfortable with speaking English and high achievers in their classes. This would be equivalent to an AP level ability. All students will be individually assessed by the instructor to determine their capacity to take this seminar at any level.

In the event that the student's level is not sufficient for this class, another class can be offered that would be more suitable for the English level. If you like the instructor, we all have one-on-one sessions available.

Before each class students are expected to have completed all assigned readings and assignments as well as 1
or 2 peer reviews for that class’s workshop.

All tasks will be assigned in class. Students will be expected to do work in specified google docs and share them with the teacher as well as their individual NSEO Book Club (included with the course). Students should be prepared to present and discuss the work with teachers and peers.

Students will complete a final project to share in class. The project should demonstrate their understanding of key ideas and details from the text, the author’s craft and structure, and how the book connects to one’s life and/or today’s world. Students will have choice in the format of their final project, with options including but not limited to a written paper, monologue, Google Slides presentation, infographic, or list of connected texts for future reading.

This project will be graded A for exceptional work, B for above average, C for above average, D for below average, and F for unacceptable. + and - will be included with the letter grade.

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