Advanced Reading & Writing (4th – 5th Graders)

Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, VA 22124 (*Near Vienna, McLean, Oakton, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, VA)

The Reading & Writing Workshop is designed for advanced writers and readers who would like to enhance their critical reading and writing skills. It covers specific writing strategy and reading materials, which will build long term language and literature appreciation, interest and skills. The instructor has creatively incorporated “Reading, Writing, and Speaking” into the workshop for students to have an exciting and memorable enrichment experience.

The reading list for this class includes: “Life of Pi,” Robert Frost’s Poetry, Children’s “Odyssey”,  Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn” and other classic novels and books.

经典作品阅读写作” 教学宗旨是: 为小学生介绍不同程度的文学作品, 科学和历史读物. 让他们在读和写的过程中, 提高对作品的理解力, 想像力和分析能力. 让他们了解并学习作者使用的写作方法和技巧. 在阅读和分析作品的过程中, 提高学生写作, 欣赏和理解能力, 同时也为将来的初中, 高中英文学习打好坚实的基础。

 “经典作品阅读写作班的学生, 本学期表演了Charles Dickens名著Great Expectations 莎士比亚名著:Much Ado About Nothing获得家长们赞赏!学生在每周的阅读和写作,以及每周的课堂讨论,排练和表演过程中, 增加了他们对【著名文学作品】阅读的兴趣,提高了孩子们的理解能力,促进了孩子们的读书热情!每位学生都很喜欢老师的讲解,诠释!Each student commented: it is a fun learning class!  师精心安排的课程和活动博得大家的称一月份报名开始,每班人数限于10.  Please go to for registration!

Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA 22124

Contact(571) 354-7199; or

Instructor Ms. Courtney brings her excellent English language and literature background, and her years of experience in working with children to Oakton Academy. She loves Shakespeare’s work, and directs plays for the children as they learn Shakespeare’s work. She majored in English Creative Writing, and has had extensive experience working with advanced and gifted middle and high school students in GMU’s Early Identification program (EIP), a program designed to promote promising college-bound students.

Ms. Courtney has been mentoring, tutoring and teaching to students from K – 12. Her master’s major is on Curriculum and Instruction. She is bringing her creative and unique teaching style to our classic reading and writing program.

Ms. Courtney also has years of experience working with the Girl Scouts of America, helping prepare young students for a successful future academically and professionally. She won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. She has also won a variety of academic awards, including the AP Scholar Award presented by the College Board. Ms. Courtney is excited to bring her passion for Literature, Language, and Education to Oakton Academy.