Creative Readers

 Course Details:

  • Tutor: Sara Berliner, Lisa Weddell, Pravin Wilkins, Miriam Wertheimer
  • Grades: (rising) 1 – 8
  • Type: Independent options available

Course Description:

Build creative thinking abilities and make literary connections through creative projects! Using summer reading texts – or any other grade-level appropriate text – students will learn to read the text critically. Taking the knowledge gained from a close reading of the text, students will spend the next three weeks producing a creative project related to their text!

Projects options include, but are not limited to:

  • Building a board game
  • Scripting and producing a YouTube movie review
  • Planning a creative movie night with games and activities for friends and family.


  • Critical reading & analysis
  • Creative thinking
  • Project-based learning
  • Time management
  • *Collaboration (in group classes)


  • Prerequisite: Students must read the summer reading text prior to the start of the course!
  • Week 1: Discuss the text; practice critical analysis.
  • Week 2: Create a project proposal and timeline; begin working on the project draft.
  • Week 3: Check-in date #1 – review project progress; draw deeper literary connections.
  • Week 4: Check-in date #2 – final review of the project.

Costs and Session Details:

  • Four sessions per course; please inquire for extended courses. (8 weeks total suggested)
  • Supplemental materials may be required for certain projects. Please inquire for further details.
  • NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT: Save 2.5% each on each Creative Course registered for and paid for in full before June 15.
  • DOUBLE COURSE BONUS: (All Students Eligible) Pay in full for TWO CREATIVE COURSES before June 15 to receive a 10% discount on your total package!
  • *No more than two discounts can be applied to a course. Discounts do not apply to full-year “Classic Courses”. Please inquire for details.

Fill out the course interest inquiry form to receive a personalized quote and further information.