Thank you for your interest in extended day at GDS. We are currently assessing what our programs will look like for the 2020–21 school year in order to keep students engaged and safe. The GDS 360 classes currently posted are a sample of what was offered last year. Stay tuned for updates.

GDS 360

Writer's Workshop

This class is intended to foster a love of writing. Each month, students will focus on a different writing style (poetry, short stories, nonfiction, plays, etc.). Each day, students will focus on a different writing prompt. Students will work independently and collaboratively to read, explore, and analyze example texts, and then to write their own responses to the prompts. They will conclude each class with a reading of their works and questions and critique from their peers. 

Learning Goal:  1) Students will learn how to edit their writing. 2) Students will learn to constructively and nicely critique the work of others. 3) Students will practice their writing skills. 

Demonstration of Mastery:  Students will choose one piece of each genre to compile into a “literary magazine” at the end of the session. They will present their favorite writing to their families in a salon-style presentation the week of December 10th.

Instructor: Young Authors Workshop Staff

Middle School Students - This class has been cancelled.
Monday Class Details
Minimum Fee: $52
Cost: $477
Sessions: 17

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade
Thursday Class Details
Minimum Fee: $52
Cost: $552
Sessions: 20

  • Mondays
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"Jessica" Hortman

"Jessica" Hortman

Director of GDS 360
Jessica

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