The Common Core standards put an emphasis on three different kinds of writing: argument/opinion, informative/explanatory and narrative. Our classes allow students to not only explore these forms, but to experiment, without worrying about tests and other constraints. Comfort with formulating ideas in words, combined with a positive association with writing, better prepares kids for mastering the Common Core.

“Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources.”  –