English Workshop (G3-5, 6-8)


“There is significant correlation between student interest and academic achievement.”

(Schiefele, Krapp, & Winteler, 1992)


The above fact is a core element of the Kwan Academy teaching philosophy, making our Summer Work Shop far more than just a conventional English class. 

We utilize a creative writing approach that is designed to foster a relationship with English Literature based on interest and enjoyment while simultaneously developing strong vocabulary and academic skills. Students will read and write using the acclaimed River of Words program developed by Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, as well as hand-selected stories, articles, and short plays.