Develop story comprehension and descriptive writing skills

Ages: 8-11 years

The Burning Portal is an interactive creative writing program has students embark on a series of thrilling adventures surrounding mysterious mines in a magical world.

The Burning Portal (Ages 8-11)

The Burning Portal is an interactive creative writing program has students embark on a series of thrilling adventures surrounding mysterious mines in a magical world. Students ignite their imaginations and problem-solving skills through solving puzzles and engaging with the characters in the story. This program fosters strategic thinking, story comprehension, and collaborative decision-making skills, with a special emphasis on descriptive writing skills. The students will be tasked with summarizing various scenes throughout their journey using sensory details and basic figurative language.

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarizing

    Learners develop their summarization skills through their writing assignments and experiencing the story. They take notes on the major events as well as the hints and secrets they find along the way.

  • Story Comprehension

    The plot of the story has several mysteries and routes it may take. Through interacting with characters and completing challenges, they discover all that the story has to offer.

  • Creative Writing

    Taking on the role of narrator, learners engage their imaginations to describe how they envision the events and the world of the story.

  • Collaboration

    Challenges in this course cannot be completed alone. Learners will work as a team to discuss, strategize, and play through obstacles.

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  • We run programs at our studio in Central or on campus at our various partner schools such as Stamford American School of Hong Kong, American International School, Canadian International School, DSC International School of Canada, and various others through our after-school or holiday program offerings.

  • For our beginners-level English programs, an A2 CEFR (Elementary) level of English (or equivalent) is required so that we can provide the best learning experience possible for your child. We are happy to provide assistance to help place your child in our programs. Please reach out for a chat!

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  • Yes, we provide certifications upon completion of our programs which validate the skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program, serving as a valuable credential for further educational pursuits.

  • All of our programs are conducted in English.

  • In order to ensure world-class academic outcomes, we reference and align our curriculum with international standards including the Primary and Middle Years Programs (International Baccalaureate), the International Primary and Middle Years Curriculum (Fieldwork Education), and the Cambridge Primary English Curriculum Framework.

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