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The LitWits® Master Class on MR. MIDSHIPMAN HORNBLOWER by C.S. Forester

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Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the Children's Building)

350 Mission Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Read about/purchase Mr. Midshipman Hornblower at Bookshop Santa Cruz

LitWits® Master Classes are analytic and written explorations of literature, for ages 12+. We help teens academically benefit from books in fun, unique, sensory ways. Kinetic group activities are integrated with discussions and writing, and we bring contextual evidence right into the classroom to make big ideas real and memorable.

Master Classes are taught by a Master of Humanities with a concentration in Rhetoric and BAs in Literature and Theater.* Each class focuses on one pre-read work that has been selected for its literary and cultural importance. These works are well-suited for high school A-G coursework, and can be used to fulfill Ocean Grove Charter School literature requirements. (Here's an example of what we did, and the Common Core standards we met, in our class on John Steinbeck's The Pearl.)

Classes cover:

critical thinking
literary structures
scholastic terms
diction and syntax
thematic evidence
characterization techniques
descriptive writing
artistic interpretations of metaphor

And much, much more! Besides literature analysis, creative and critical writing, and discussion of craft, we also explore history, culture, public speaking, working in groups, and learning how to take notes and dissect the requirements of an assignment. Students go home with a solid piece of writing, an excellent foundation for completing an OG assignment.

*Writing Instructor Lisa Craddock holds BAs in Literature and Theatre, and a Master of Humanities in Film Studies with a concentration in Rhetoric, or “the art of speaking and writing effectively.” Lisa has taught classes in literature, composition, and film for the University of Colorado. Her scholarship, essays, poetry, and plays have appeared in a variety of literary and academic venues. She considers it a privilege to homeschool her own four children, avid fans of LitWits since its beginning. Lisa has led educational events for the homeschool community for several years, helping young readers understand themselves and the world through “living books.”

Cost: $95 for each five-hour class includes all supplies. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School and Inspire Charter Schools. OG & IC parents, please register online to reserve a seat, then request a purchase order or enrichment certificate from your ES.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 30 days before the class, you'll have the choice of a refund or makeup you can use in either semester. (Use promo code MAKEUP to register for the new class, and in the Notes field, please remind us which one was missed.) There are no refunds within 30 days of the class.

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