City Kids' writing program is a year long program broken up into four sessions: two in the fall, two the spring. The program focuses on both literature and writing and aims to help students express their thoughts, feelings, arguments, and imaginations in their writing. Our classes function as writing practice, as a creative outlet, and as an interdisciplinary tool; often, our writing classes are also relevant to what we are doing in our social studies program. For the 2021 - 2022 year, sessions sessions will include rhetoric/persuasive writing, journalism, poetry in music, and a unit on Shakespeare (adapted for kids). We may include oral storytelling, dramatic play, word games, and drawing as mechanisms for story building that the kids can use as inspiration for their written work.
Dr. Stacey Cohen is City Kids' writing teacher. She received her PhD from the English Department at Howard University and has worked as an English Professor in New York and Washington, D.C. Dr. Cohen has also taught elementary, middle school, and high school level courses. Dr. Cohen is a long time homeschooler and currently homeschools her eleven year old son.
Becuase of Covid-19, these classes will be held outside during warm weather and online during inclement weather. Classes/activities held outside will require all participants to wear masks and to stay at least six feet apart.