Students learn the basics of analysis of novels using compelling thesis statements using in-text citations to support their topic sentences. Mastering this kind of writing will help students in all of their content areas to take a stance (thesis) and prove their stance using direct quotations from the text. A gift to last through college.
Grades 1-4 8:30-10:30 and/or 11:00-1:00
Grades 5-8 8:30-10:30 and/or 11:00-1:00
Grades 9-12 8:030-10:30 and/or 11:00-1:00
**There will be required reading for this summer institute. Please have the reading completed before the week begins. You may purchase your own copy of the following texts, or Na'au has copies that can be borrowed. After you register, you will be emailed more information about book pick-up. Mahalo!
Texts for 8:30 - 10:30:
Grades 1-4: Warriors: Warrior's Refuge Erin Hunter
Grades 5-8: Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
Grades 9 - 12: Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
Texts for 11:00 - 1:00:
Grades 1-4: Amulet: The Stonekeeper Kazu Kibuishi
Grades 5-8: The Red Pony John Steinbeck
Grades 9 - 12: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou