2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

During the school term, EWC will be running on a trimester schedule. We are thrilled to announce our course schedule for the Fall Trimester.

INTRO & HUMANITIES (CORE)

We start with the building blocks of good writing: building sentences, forming paragraphs, and crafting essays. (Gr. 4-8)

EXPOS & LITERARY ANALYSIS (CORE)

We dissect the art and science of writing using classic literature and academic essays. (Grades 9+)

GRAMMAR (MODULE)

COLLEGE ESSAY

POETRY

Grammar is the science of language use. Style covers how to write well. Our four modules cover both.

THE EWC JOURNAL (PUBLICATION)

COLLEGE ESSAY

POETRY

EWC's daily & weekly journalistic and literary publication. You write regularly; we provide feedback! 

INTRO CORE

EWC starts at the very beginning: from building sentences, to forming paragraphs, and eventually to crafting essays by analyzing classical literature. Please see the diagram below to understand the course trajectory.

INTRO 100

Grades 4-6

INTRO 200

INTRO 150

Grades 6-8

INTRO 250

INTRO TO HUMANITIES

 

INTRO TO HUMANITIES

We all know that children need a strong foundation of liberal arts knowledge grounded in reading both literary and historical texts. That's where Intro to Humanities comes in. In each course, we have the following objectives:

  • To introduce students to a challenging cornerstone text supported by secondary works in different genres (e.g. poetry, film, primary historical sources, etc.)

  • To take an interdisciplinary approach to writing by offering comparative analysis in modular topics so that students can select topics that interest them

  • To have students produce writing assignments in varied genres and end class with an element of verbal argumentation

Fall: HUM-110

Sawyer & Satire

Fall: HUM-210

Get a Clue! Solving Mysteries

Fall: HUM-310

Stories of Resilience: Art of the Memoir

*While Intro is recommended for Grades 4-8, the cornerstone books for HUM-300 are also at a level that is appropriate for 9th graders, as these books are often used in high school classes.

Fall: HUM-320

Burning Books: Knowledge and Power

HUM-100

Suggested Gr. 5-6

HUM-200

Suggested Gr. 6-8

HUM-300

Suggested Gr. 7-9*

EXPOS CORE

As students enter high school, their focus will be on expository essays that ask them to illuminate an idea, evaluate evidence, and set forth a well-crafted argument. Named after Harvard's mandatory writing seminars for incoming students, Expos focuses on the science of academic writing.

EXPOS 100

Expos instructs students on the art and science of constructing an "expository essay". Students evaluate and argue a thesis after analyzing evidence for two main assignments: (1) a compare & contrast essay and (2) an independent project. In-class writing is combined with 1-on-1 discussion.

LITERARY ANALYSIS

 

FALL 2020: LITERARY ANALYSIS COURSES

The Expos Literary Analysis is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of classic English literature. In addition to reading between the text and discussing literary devices (from diction to symbols) from well-known authors across different eras, students are asked to write weekly analyses on the books.

18th-19th Century

JANE AUSTEN

We will cover select works of 18th century English novelist Jane Austen, including Pride & Prejudice.

Ancient Works

HOMERIC EPICS

From The Iliad to The Odyssey, we will cover the primary selected works of Homer and discuss the legacy of Troy.

Shakespeare

PART I

We will cover Twelfth Night (comedy), Henry V (History), and King Lear (Tragedy), along with Sonnet readings and Aristotle's Poetics.

 

GRAMMAR MODULES

"An man were walking to the store because she is hungry..."

At EWC, we offer 4 Grammar Modules. They are divided into "Grammar Fundamentals" and "Advanced Grammar & Style" is the science of language construction. Please read our Grammar Instructor's blog post here!

GRAMMAR

FUNDAMENTALS

Grammar I

Grammar II

Grammar is the science of language construction. "Grammar Fundamentals" starts at the beginning: from parts of speech to subjunctives.

English style is the art of composed well-written prose. More advanced grammar topics such as parallelism and redundancy will also be covered.

ADVANCED

GRAMMAR & STYLE

Grammar III

Grammar IV

THE EWC JOURNAL

Have you ever asked the following:

How can I persuade my child to write on a regular basis?

Who is going to provide feedback on his writing?

How do I encourage my child to read the newspaper every day?

Is there a way to publicly recognize my child's written work?

Introducing The EWC Journal, EWC's journalistic and literary publication!

  • Students will attend an orientation on how to read and analyze REPUTABLE periodicals. They will then engage with the newspapers over the summer on a daily basis. This is an important habit to form!

  • Students will produce short-form content on a DAILY basis. Content can take the form of commentary on current events, social issues, personal essays, or even works of fiction. This is aimed to encourage students to spend time writing every day!

EWC Editors will then copyedit these pieces and upload them onto The EWC Journal online. They will then provide individual feedback to the students. Our team members have experiences in journalism from The Harvard Crimson to CNN.

Please visit our website below to see what our EWJ students have written!

 

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