Eleanor has taught local classes in both Shakespeare and writing for junior and senior high school students for the past two years. Both classes are aimed at hard-working and self-motivated students. Participation in class activities and discussion is required.
Classes are available from September through May. For more information on available classes or to express your interest in enrolling, please fill out our contact form located in the navigation.
A six hour class over the course of six weeks looks at sonnet forms and elements of poetry to better understand the brilliance of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Students will gain an appreciation for Shakespeare's language and the creativity that flows from rigid form. Keys to memorizing are given with the intention that each participant will memorize a sonnet of their choice as their final project. This class is taught through CAST Theater in Manchester, CT. Check out their website for more details and to sign up.
Offered Fall/Spring Semesters
Senior Thesis Writing Class
Designed for the college-bound senior, progymnasmata methods for this class build thinking and writing discipline with cycles of outlining, invention, and revision. Throughout the semester, students work rigorously on a thesis paper that covers a topic of their own choice. During and outside of class, they also complete thirteen additional required papers. The class concludes with a final 15-20 page draft of their thesis paper and a public thesis defense.
Currently Offered Spring Semester
3 High School Credits