Exploring the world of words.
Children encounter thousands of words as they learn how to identify and define our vast, fascinating, and complicated world. In this introductory reading and writing class, we identify the magical and transformative nature of language as we enlarge our vocabularies, act expressively, and learn to identify and celebrate the diversity of character types that populate stories.
As we journey through the world of pictures and literature, and experience the sounds, sights, tastes, and tactile qualities of the world, we celebrate how authors personify the world around them. We express our stories using reader’s theatre, shadow puppets, and stop picture claymation.
This class is filled with the language of cultural picture books, photographs of brightly colored cities and houses in India, the neon colors of fish, the tastes of vanilla and unsweetened chocolate, and the textures of shark skin. Our journey includes discovering the world of heroes and even some of Superman’s flaws. Listening to and writing about heroes and villains, we unravel the DNA of what makes a well-rounded and richly described character. Join us for an expo filled with experiential learning as our literary alchemists become your teachers and assist you in transforming the world around you into a thickly described language experience.
Skills & Activities