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At Wordsmith Express, we understand that supporting your child’s writing can be a challenge. Maybe they’re still wrestling with the point of writing, they’re a little behind their classmates, or maybe the way they learn writing in school is just not interesting. Wordsmith Express will meet your child where they are and show them everything they can achieve when writing is brought to them in a supportive small group setting, giving them the chance to receive individual attention and thrive with their peers. Our classes will never be bigger than 6-8 students, an environment where learning can occur quicker, more effectively, and in a stress-free manner compared to traditional classrooms.
Wordsmith Express is a response to the question: how do we reconnect the dots? How can our students take ownership over writing to write with purpose and connect with their world and with each other?
At Wordsmith Express, our aim is to help your child tap into the power of writing. Through small-group peer interactions, specific writing style segments, and interactive activities, Wordsmith Express accelerates students' writing abilities so that their analytical, communication, and verbal skills not only place them at or ahead of their current grade level, but ultimately situate them to thrive personally and professionally. All of this is brought to you from our faculty who LOVE teaching and writing! At Wordsmith Express, we understand that supporting your child's writing can be a challenge. We have witnessed a disconnect in normal classrooms: many students are confused about how writing works and the purpose of writing. Thus, Wordsmith Express bridges this gap in three main ways:
Your child will build a full year's worth of skill using our common core aligned structure. Wordsmith Express covers all three styles of writing - informative, persuasive, and narrative - so your child can return to class confident that they can hit the standards for each. The sooner they develop these essential foundational skills, the better chance at a lifetime of joy with writing and reading.
Our classes focus on engagement – each lesson is designed to be interactive and interesting for everyone, which makes writing feel less like "work" and more a way to create, persuade, and describe all of the wonderful ideas they already have. Pairing this with readings of quality writing, they will be better able to apply what they learn to their own work and grow to enjoy writing as a means of expression.
Our classes are capped at groups of 6-8, a small group setting that lets our students interact with their peers and their instructor, allowing for direct and immediate feedback on their writing, as well as improved communication skills. Further, our classes are grouped by skill, not age, so they can work with other students who are similarly situated and feel challenged, not overwhelmed.
We built the Wordsmith Express program to address the perceived tension between learning to write well and having fun while writing. As important as writing skills are for success in school and beyond, why does it have to FEEL like work? Our amazing faculty are so very skilled at teaching kids to learn how to write well AND have fun doing it, while harnessing the incredible power of creative expression one can find in writing. Join us at Wordsmith Express to experience the might of the pen!
For the first time this summer, your student can attend a two-week journey aboard the Wordsmith Express! Spending two hours a day in our fun and rewarding writer’s workshop, students will foster a love of writing while gearing up for the school year. We offer two sessions in three locations for your scheduling convenience:
|Session I:||July 31 –August 11|
|Session II:||August 14 – August 25|
Your child will be placed in the level that will best support his or her writing needs. This placement is based on parent evaluation or a writing assessment, if requested. See below to determine which slot works best for your child:
|Group||Grade Levels||Wellesley||Chestnut Hill|
|Group A||K-1||9:00 AM – 11:00 AM||9:00 AM – 11:00 AM|
|Group B||2-3||11:00 AM – 1:00 PM||11:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
|Group C||3-4||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM|
|Group D||4-5||3:00 PM – 5:00 PM||3:00 PM – 5:00 PM|
Wordsmith Express is committed to providing your child with the support system they need to grow and thrive. Because of this, our faculty are hired for having engaging, friendly personalities, on top of being phenomenal teachers. Most importantly, though, each member of our team LOVES writing and are excited to share their joy with your kids! Meet a few members of our team below.
For the first time this summer, Axiom Learning Wellesley is partnering with the Wellesley Community Center to host our Wordsmith Express workshops.