Poetry and Performance for Grades 6-7 - AoPS Academy Princeton Campus

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Poetry and Performance for Grades 6-7

Summer Language Arts

Aspiring poets, scrambling scribes, and wandering wordsmiths unite! In this fun, expansive course for students entering grade 6 or 7, students read, discuss, and develop a new understanding of poetry in all of its forms.

Students will strengthen their comprehension and close-reading skills as they engage with a selection of famous poems, from classical sonnets to modern spoken word. By studying these different forms, they will also learn to identify common poetic structures and conventions, such as stanzas, meter, and rhythm.

As they build their poetic vocabulary, students will write and revise their own poems, drawing inspiration from the works they read in class. Students will also train their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing poetry out loud, expressing their meaning to their audience with clear presentation and aural awareness. At the end of the class, students express their voices by performing their own original work in a poetry slam.

This two-week course meets Monday through Friday for three hours each day. Summer 2020 courses will run online for all sessions.

Space is very limited for our summer programs. Please do not wait until the last minute to enroll. If there are more than two weeks before the course starts, a $200 deposit will be due when enrolling, with the balance due two weeks before the course begins.

Schedule in 2020

All times Eastern.
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 17
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 17
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Kevin Clifford
$719
ENROLL
1 spot left
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 17
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 17
1:00 - 4:00 PM
TBA
$719
ENROLL
Mon - Fri
Aug 10 - Aug 21
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon - Fri
Aug 10 - Aug 21
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Jasper Diggs
$719
ENROLL
2 spots left
"My children have been students of AoPS Academy for several years now. The staff is very good at identifying and encouraging high achieving students to attain their fullest potential. The instructors engage kids to solve tough math problems, and push them to think logically and come up with unique solutions, instead of following a memorized formula. I have witnessed many classes where students are given the opportunity to suggest multiple ways of approaching the same problem. This has really helped my children develop independent learning skills and a stronger foundation in mathematics. The staff truly care for each and every student’s growth. Every child gets an abundance of individual attention. Programs such as the math competition classes, MATHCOUNTS Trainer Contest, and Short Story Contest really challenge the kids to reach up to the next level. The language arts classes like Debate & Public Speaking and College Essay Writing provide a much higher quality of education for their students. Thank you so much for being such a valuable resource for my children. "
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