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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my child take this class?
Biting Writing provides a unique opportunity for kids who enjoy reading and might like to try their own hand at writing.

Who should apply to the program?
Children who are intrigued by language, and who like to read, analyze, discuss and create are great candidates for this program.

Does this program tutor children for standardized tests?
No. This program inspires kids to feel comfortable expressing themselves through the process of writing, laying the groundwork for success in their current academic lives as well as in their future professional lives.

Does my child need to be a good writer in order to sign up for the program?
No. All your child needs is a love of language and a flirtation with creativity.

When should I register for the program?
Because students generally return for several years running, space is usually limited. It’s a good idea to put your name on the wait list between April and May.

Can my child start in the middle of the school year?
Not usually. Classes start in September and end in June.

How long is each session?
Each session is one hour.

How do children decide what to write about?
We spend several weeks brainstorming until an idea feels compelling.

How do children record their writing?
Because the program is highly individualized, it will depend on each child’s preference and/or skill level. Some students dictate their stories; others type their stories on a computer; others write their stories by hand.

Do students have the opportunity to share their work with others?
Yes, in several ways. Throughout the year, students have an opportunity to read the work of students in other sessions and provide feedback to the authors. This is not only fun, but is also a helpful way for students to improve their own writing and editing skills. And at the end of the school year, the children’s writing is compiled into an anthology and is distributed to each student. Students are also given an opportunity to read excerpts from their work at a celebratory year-end family reception.

What number can I call for additional information or to register my child for the class?
Call Darlene Freeman at (212) 348-8852


Biting Writing | Creative writing classes taught by Darlene Freeman | Park Ave & 94th St, New York, NY 10128 (212) 348-8852
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