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Category: AIM Academy

Aim Academy’s Creative Writing Class

A review by Carmen Paddock Mrs. Serbicki’s Creative Writing class is a must not only for those students interested in fiction and poetry, but for any student wanting to expand their writing horizons beyond the research paper (and have a great time while doing so!). As a writer, I fell into both categories. The main Read More...

The Scientific Method Ain’t What It Use to Be

by Vicki Dincher, guest blogger & Aim Academy Science Teacher We all remember the 5 steps of the scientific method: observe, hypothesize, experiment, analyze, and repeat.  While science still involves hypotheses-testing, it is so much more. First, it might help to get the bigger picture of what science is and what it is not.  Science Read More...

What is Academic Writing?

Academic writing is the type of writing students are expected to produce in response to content they learn about in an academic setting; i.e. school. It’s how they formally join the “scholarly conversation.” And it can begin at a very young age, when a child writes a report about a book he has read or Read More...

Middle School Tools 2nd Semester

Joanna Breault is offering Middle School Tools for English Excellence (grades 6th-8th) again second semester. The 15 week course runs Jan 10-Apr 20.  The course has been very well received by current class members, and you will find Joanna gives quality feedback. She also delights in working with the age group. I often find an Read More...

Creative Writing Class with Lili Serbicki

I am thrilled to announce that we’ve just added a creative writing course for high school students to our line up of online classes for 2011-2012.   Lili (Meldrum) Serbicki is a former student of mine (and Vicki Dincher’s, our science teacher) who was a joy to work with throughout high school.  She is immensely talented and Read More...

One Sentence Poems

A favorite assignment each year in my AP Literature course is the challenge to write a one sentence poem which employs at least two literary devices we have studied. Here is a sampling from this year’s class ( used by permission from the authors).  The students vote for their favorites after all have posted: “LOSS” Read More...