Literary Devices

Using Literary Devices in your writing is a great way to hook your reader and help them find a connection to your storyline. As a reader, literary devices help you visualize and feel the plot, the characters, and the setting. Checkout this PowerPoint for an introduction to some literary devices that will take your writing to the next level.

Summer Reading & Writing Workshop

The Home Classroom’s Summer Reading & Writing Workshop

            The Home Classroom’s 5 week Literature Workshop is the perfect way to maintain and improve your student’s writing and reading comprehension skills over the summer months.  The workshop focuses on one book per grade, engaging students in group discussions, literature analysis, and weekly writing assignments.  Our writing assignments are geared to improve your student’s short answer and essay writing skills.  By the end of the workshop, each student will have completed:

  • 5 weekly short writing assignments (via Google Classroom)
  • Weekly plot and analysis questions and worksheets (focusing on citing evidence and themes)
  • 5 weekly Web lectures (via eztalks web conferencing)
  • Weekly Vocabulary work (Quizlet)
  • One book from their incoming grade summer reading list

Program Cost: $130

Email: to register

The book selections for this summer are as follows:

  • 5thGrade – Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan  
  • 6thGrade – Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  • 7thGrade – The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • 8thGrade – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 9thGrade – Lord of the Flies by 
  • 10thGrade – Holes by Louis Sacher