AM Session ~ Creative Writing Our final session went by in a flash! We revised, edited and finalized our writing selections, and got them ready for our afternoon exhibition in the Writer’s Gallery. It was impressive to see such beautifully written and illustrated work ~ all of our hard work and efforts seriously paid off… Continue reading July Camp: Highlights from the Final Day
AM Session ~ Creative Writing This morning we’re going to begin our report with the highlights from our campers: Giving feedback to others is very good I was very happy to receive feedback from friends I liked presenting my writing I think the feedback was helpful I was glad to share my story… Continue reading July Camp: Highlights from Day 4
AM Session ~ Creative Writing Our young writers worked so hard this morning! The day began with a warm-up writing prompt that got us thinking about travel ~ specifically, we wrote personal anecdotes that illustrated our favorite aspect of travel to a foreign place. Many of us wrote about FOOD, all the wonderful new culinary… Continue reading July Camp: Highlights from Day 3
AM Session ~ Creative Writing Wow, what a morning! After spending a few minutes decorating our thinking journals with inspiring thoughts and images, we jumped right into writing. Our first prompt was interesting to say the least, and certainly challenging for many of us, as well: we wrote or sketched short stories about a respected… Continue reading July Camp: Highights from Day 2
Monday, July 27, 2015 AM Session ~ Creative Writing We had an excellent morning! First we established some ground rules for class time that we all agreed on, then spent some time getting to know each other with partner interviews and introductions. After that, everyone received their own personal “Thinking Journal” and spent some time… Continue reading July Camp: Highlights from Day 1
On our last day of camp, students spent time fine tuning their choice of written work. To warm, they started the day by free writing based on a prompt they decided upon using scholastic story starters. Afterwards students had a chance to share their written work. Throughout the rest of the morning, students chose one work… Continue reading Final day!
Today’s morning session started with an invitation to think about the writer’s tools. We explored the idea that using ink you can just put one line through any words you decide to change rather than erase when drafting, so that you can come back later and know what you were thinking. Mistakes can be opportunities!… Continue reading Day 4 and preparation for Day 5