Writing Adventures in Storybook-Land
Teacher: Charlotte & Holly Van Houten
Cost: $200 (Discounted price!)
Mat Fees: $35
Homework: Optional (Revisions – 30 minutes/week)
Kids should LOVE writing!! We have gathered a marvelous set of children’s storybooks ABOUT WRITING that will spark your child’s imagination and inspire wonderful and thoughtful writing. This is a class that will delight even the most reluctant writers. They will laugh and have fun reading these clever picture books in class and the books will help inspire their own creative writing. The earlier students become comfortable writing the better! This class is designed to give young students a chance to participate in some really fun, hands-on, creative, expository and descriptive writing tasks, while serving as a captive audience for one another. Kids will love these story books, but we guarantee their favorite part of the class will be reading aloud what they’ve written and enjoying the writing of their classmates. These students will be PROUD of their writing and eager to share! We’ve seen it again and again – there’s nothing so encouraging to young emergent writers as seeing that they’ve entertained others with their creations! We imagine this will be a noisy, boisterous and fun class, as we learn how to get our ideas about those subjects down on paper. This course will introduce our youngest students to strong writing skills and stretch their creativity in a fun and engaging way. Each class will begin with an inspiring picture-book about writing, followed by a discussion of the book to spark their own creative ideas and then writing sessions and a chance to share their writing with their classmates. Because students will be sharing their writing, they’ll have an opportunity to work together on revision skills. Our books will include titles such as Little Red Writing, The Plot Chickens, and If You Were a Writer. These, along with many other writing related titles (15 books in all) will allow our young students to explore invention, plot, voice, point of view, expository, descriptive and persuasive writing, along with parts of speech and sentence structure.