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Reading Like Writers, Writing Like Readers

Short Hills
Rising Grade 1-2
Dates in July View All
Half Day
Signature Program
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Price $775 / Week

Course Description

Based upon the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop format, this week will be devoted to first and second-grade readers and writers who will be developing their growing skills for reading and writing, learning about its power and purpose. This week, students will be exposed to reading fairy tales, fables, tall tales, and legends and understanding the similarities and differences between them. They will get ideas for ways to structure their own writing and write a folk tale of their own.

The writing session will coincide with the reading unit. This week, the students will be writing their own folk tales. They will learn how to write a make-believe story using elements of magic, talking animals, and/or a story that may include a moral or a lesson. This week will allow them a unique experience to develop informed theories about how folk tales are written. While reading folk tales, they will continue to learn to develop 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 the teacher, and receive individualized instruction. They will learn to deepen their reading comprehension and lift the level of their own writing through the use of a variety of literacy skills, strategies, tools, and mentor texts.


Dates Times Session Description
July 8 – July 12 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Folk Tales: Fairy Tales, Fables, Tall Tales, and Legends!
July 15 – July 19 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Reading Memoirs and Writing Big About Small Moments

Program Details


There will be not be lunch time.


Transportation is available via the intercampus shuttle.

Taught By

Donna Deutsch
(LS teacher)

What To Bring

  • water bottle

What to Expect

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

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