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Authors of the Future! Summer Writing Camps / Palo Alto

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About Authors of the Future! Summer Writing Camps / Palo Alto

Operating since: 1993

Camps for ages 7-13

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Every summer, Emerson Montessori Schools of Palo Alto and Pleasanton open their doors and offer their innovative programs in a camp-like setting to outside students who want to share in the summer learning adventures.

Expository Writing—focuses on the four subjects of the California Writing Tests, prose forms used in school assignments, the processes of selecting a topic and outlining the content, and writing mechanics (word choice, sentence structure, variety, etc.).
Palo Alto: 7/12 - 7/16; Pleasanton: 7/26 - 7/30

Creative Writing—concentrates on a variety of literary forms (e.g., stories, plays, poems, journals, autobiographies, letters) and authentic self-expression, with emphasis on descriptions of character, setting, and action, as well as writing mechanics.
Palo Alto: 7/19 - 7/23; Pleasanton: 8/2 - 8/6

Presentation Skills—(subtitled “Debate” this year) develops students’ analytical, public speaking, and advocacy skills, with emphases on making logical assertions supported by facts and finding the pros and cons of both sides of an argument.
Palo Alto: 7/26 - 7/30; Pleasanton: 7/19 - 7/23

FEES 1 week: $500; 2 weeks: $950; 3 weeks: $1,350. HOURS 10 – 4 (free extended care available 8 - 6)

All courses are directed by the distinguished faculty of Emerson Montessori Schools of Palo Alto and Pleasanton. Breaks are taken for snacks, lunch, physical exercise, and social interaction. Parents are welcome at afternoon presentations.

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