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Reading like Writers, Writing like Readers

Short Hills or Virtual
Rising Grades 1 - 2
Dates in June & July View All
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Signature Program
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$775 / Week

Course Description

Based upon Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop format, four weeks will be offered where young readers and writers will be able to develop their growing skills for reading and writing, learning about its power and purpose. Each week students will be exposed to a new genre. The reading units will coincide with each writing unit, allowing the student a unique experience to develop informed theories about the characters they meet in their books, while developing their stamina, fluency, and comprehension. Each day, students will participate in reading and writing mini-lessons, have time to read and write independently, engage in one-on-one conferences with teachers to receive individualized instruction, and learn to deepen their reading comprehension and lift the level of their writing through the use of a variety of literacy skills, strategies, tools, and mentors.

Students will be leveled by grade and rotate through the different subjects throughout the 3 hours. Movement breaks and snack will be provided.

Themes by Week (Click each session for details!)

Session #1 (6/28 – 7/2): Memoirs and Small Moments

Session #2: (7/12 – 7/16): Fiction and Fiction Writing

Session #3: (7/19 – 7/23): Reading Non-Fiction and Writing “How To”

Session #4: (7/26 – 7/30): Author Study and Book Reviews


Session Weeks Times
Session 1 June 28 – July 2 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 2 July 12 – 16 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 3 July 19 – 23 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session 4 July 26 – 30 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Camp Credentials

  • This course is run by a Pingry faculty member or adjunct teacher.


What to Expect

Enrichment. Advancement. Development. A Summertime Taste of Pingry’s Academics.

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