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Critical Reading & Creative Writing
The Critical Reading and Creative Writing Program at Wells Academy is committed to motivate students through a variety of activities and writing practices. Our experienced teachers deliver effective instruction in specialized programs designed to strengthen the student’s reading, writing and speaking skills.
Students will learn how to read critically and learn methods to analyze text and improve their written communication skills. Our programs will focus on how to write in various contexts. It is important that students learn the foundational skills behind how to communicate through writing and to appreciate creative writing that will further their writing abilities.
Small classes at Wells Academy create opportunities for students to develop writing creativity, craft and credibility while reflectively and critically thinking and talking about writing processes.
Public Speaking & Leadership
How would you show your best work in doing school assignments and projects?
How would you demonstrate your leadership talent in different activities?
How would you perform excellently in future interviews?
How would you communicate with your classmates and teachers efficiently?
The public speaking programs at Wells Academy aim to maximize your capability of being confident and discover your great talents!
Our Public Speaking programs focus on developing confident and competent public speakers. Students will engage in specific learning activities geared to improve their planning and writing abilities, along with performance techniques that are personalized to each individual. Weekly speech delivery in our online class will include ongoing support and guidance essential to fostering outstanding speech and debate presentation skills for all students.
Our Debate Programs are designed to take new or beginner debaters through a variety of important skills including building argumentative content, speech organization and responses, and expand the knowledge of debaters with some experience or new debaters with an existing grasp of public speaking, writing and research skills.
We will move through and explore in depth various important debating skills, interesting debating topics and will introduce both Canadian and British Parliamentary debating formats.
Journalism, English Literature, Academic Writing, Creative Writing
The Academic Writing program aims to help students improve their academic writing through assignments and learning activities that emphasize logical organization, stylistic clarity, and grammatical precision. These skills will be developed as students read and analyze texts from different genres, such as print and visual media, short stories, and novels.
We will learn how to analyze literature and interact with the historical and cultural discourses literary texts engage. Students will be introduced to various schools of literary criticism from which they can approach a text, and they will apply these theories to conduct literary analyses of their own. We will cover the basic elements of the essay (thesis statement, topic sentences, paragraph structure, as well as grammar and style) and explore how these are adapted in different types of academic essays (expository, narrative, persuasive, etc.). We will also devote time to honing the process of planning, preparing, and writing an academic essay in order to better engage with a topic, think critically about it, find a perspective and opinion on it, and present that perspective to the readers in a clear and logical way.
French Beginners, French Intermediate