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Reading & Sci Fi

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In the first few sessions the students will practice basic reading to review and brush up on their skills. Once the studentsí reading ability is established, themes of fantasy and SCI-FI will be brought to the classroom.

The introductory readings will be interspersed with word games that will test the studentsí memory, attention to detail, puzzle-solving ability, and orthographic skills, as well as be just plain FUN.

Within four weeks the students will begin generating sci-fi and fantasy stories and adventures. Initially the focus will be on the studentsí ability to create, brainstorm, outline story ideas and themes, and simply let the imagination run TOTALLY WILD.

As the stories take shape, the students will start getting their ideas down on paper or computer screen. This is the point when the students have to learn how to organize their brainstorming ideas, proofread and edit, and find ways to make their stories appealing and entertaining for readers. By the end of the class the students should have the fundamentals of their creations worked out into first drafts of fascinating new SCI-FI and fantasy tales.
About program director
Nicholas Sterling
(781) 493-6345
Dr. Nicholas Sterling a Ph.D. in ancient Greek & Roman civilization from Brown University, is a lecturer of Greek and Roman literature at University of Rhode Island and has been an after-school instructor of chess at Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge, and Math Mania and Stock Market Game with Newton Community Education. Dr. Sterling provides one-on-one chess tutoring and is a Tournament Director at the Waltham Chess Club.
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