For aspiring writers, interacting with other writers, and receiving feedback is valuable. This is an ongoing class, so each week is a stand-alone lesson. Learners are welcome to join for one week or continue as long as they like. New learners are welcome to join at any time! They will meet with a small group of their peers, share their writing, and give and receive constructive criticism.
Writers can submit the pieces they plan to share directly to their instructors before a class meeting.
Writers will improve their writing skills through consistent practice, instructor guidance, and peer feedback. They will also learn the fine art of giving and receiving constructive criticism.
Every class includes
- Mini lesson with a fun writing example (see the topic list below)
- Group brainstorming
- Time to write independently
- Support for learners who get stuck
- Opportunities to share
Short stories: choosing characters
Short stories: beginning, middle and end
All about amazing: (basic non-fiction / informational writing)
Short stories: inspiration from our own adventures
Short stories: adding interesting details
Imaginary news reports (who, what, where why & how)
Short stories: problems/solutions
Short stories: expanding word choice
Letter in a bottle: letter writing basics
Short stories: Including illustrations
Short stories: using a picture prompt
Poetry: list poems
We will rotate through these topics every 12 weeks always using new examples. Additional topics may be added during the year to meet student needs/interests.