Fall 2018 Classes
This page is "in progress" as of 8/21/18.
Classes will begin the week of September 17 and will end December 14. This is a 12 week semester with a week off for Thanksgiving. Please scroll to the bottom to see where classes will be located. I am so excited to meet your family of learners!
If you have any questions about payment schedules, missed classes and more, please download the Handbook below (will be downloaded soon). And of course, if you still have questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Please note: Since we only get to meet once a week, it is important that students be able to participate in a group learning environment so we can make the most of our learning time together. Of course, I don't expect kids to be perfect! :-) But a general ability to participate in group lessons and work on tasks independently in class will ensure I can help make sure everyone gets the support that they need. If your child needs more personalized attention, let's talk and see if private tutoring may be a better fit.
Registration is secured through payment for the class in full or making the deposit with the materials fees. You will hear from me personally once your payment is received. :-) If you need to request to make alternate arrangements to secure your space, please email me at email@example.com.
Pay-in-Full Bonus: If you pay for the semester in full, you will receive a FREE private tutoring session. You can redeem this for your child who is enrolled in the class, a sibling, or gift it to someone. Email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pay in full.
$280/semester Deposit of $40 (plus $15 materials fee) required for registration. Remaining tuition payable in 3 monthly installments of $80 in October, November, and December.
HOME LEARNING: There will be assignments to work on between classes. Many weeks it will simply be to complete/continue the writing that was started in class. There will not be grades, but rather feedback for growth.
Writing Foundations (upper elementary/tweens)
Just like a house needs a strong foundation to be strong, so does our writing! Writing Foundations is an academic writing class for tweens who may still need a little bit of help making their foundation strong. The main goal of this class is to go from single paragraph to 3 paragraph essay with skill and confidence!
This 90 minute class will include:
$280/semester Deposit of $40 (plus $30 materials fee) required for registration. Remaining tuition payable in 3 monthly installments of $80 in October, November, and December. Pay in full bonus- 1 private session to help your child with their writing or their writing goals.
Scribes Juniors! (tweens)
Based on the group for teens, this group is for our younger authors-in-the-making. Sneak away with a secret society of writers to create and share stories, kids who love to write...just like you! The focus will be writing on self-selected topics, but I will provide writer's "challenges" as well. This "club-like" atmosphere is great for kids who enjoy writing!
We will have two goals in this semester-long club.
Would you like to take a peek at the teen group's page that this class was based on? Click here.
There will be expectations to write between class sessions, but since this is a guided club for kids who like to write, this shouldn't be a problem! We will also share our writing with others (only what your child is comfortable with), and learn to give and receive constructive feedback. There will be time to learn from successful authors, share and collaborate, and of course...write!
The materials fee will go towards printing and a book for young writers. (I will choose the book based on this specific group...there are so many great ones to choose from!)
Break-the-Code Boot Camp
Transform how your child reads! If your child gets "stuck" trying to figure out words they don't know, then "sounding it out" just isn't cutting it! Break-the-Code Boot Camp's games and strategies will teach them how to master word attack skills.
This 6 month program is so special it has it's own website! You can download the flyer below or go straight to the Boot Camp page. I can't wait to see you over there!
Where will classes meet?
Literacy Journeys is located in Suite 21 (the top floor) of the Roots and Wings Creative Campus in the Oakley neighborhood of Asheville.
573 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Please note that there is a preschool, after school program, and several businesses in this building, and we all have separate entrances. This is not a "stop by unannounced" location, as I need to be there and know you are coming so I can unlock my entrance. :-)