Growing Writers


4-5 grade $7/student minimum 15 Tues-Sat 10A-3P 2HR

Use the beautiful natural setting of Bok Tower Gardens and the extraordinary story of Edward Bok to inspire your students’ writing! Students will explore the gardens, collecting observations that will be fashioned into metaphors and similes, as well as their own nature poem. Students will use their five senses to write a detailed description of their favorite garden find, and will have a chance to reflect on how they will “make you the world a bit better or more beautiful because you have lived in it”, as Edward Bok’s grandmother said to him.

quote-25pxThe strength of this program is allowing the natural environment to inspire students in their writing. Writing and expression of writing is very important in a society of continually upgraded technology.endquote-25px
– Gibbons Street Elementary, 4th grade

Best suited to 4th and 5th grades. Programs may be modified for different grade levels.

Language Arts:
Language Arts: LAFS.4.L.1.2, LAFS.4.L.2.3,
LAFS.4.L.3.5, LAFS.4.RL.1.1, LAFS.4.RL.1.2,
LAFS.4.RL.2.5, LAFS.4.SL.2.4, LAFS.4.W.4.10,
LAFS.5.L.1.2, LAFS.5.L.2.3, LAFS.5.L.3.5,
LAFS.5.RL.1.1, LAFS.5.RL.1.2, LAFS.5.RL.2.5,
LAFS.5.SL.2.4, LAFS.5.W.4.10