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2020-2021

Workshops for Grades 5-6

Developing writers benefit from a creative, supportive environment.

Whether you want to write stories, learn to develop audio broadcasts, or bolster skills for writing in school, we have the workshop for you! Our workshop offerings this school year seek to address a wide range of goals, and students may pick the ones that interest them to build a course of study that meets their needs. We're all about creativity and making writing FUN!


In class, students read closely to see what the genre of focus entails and how other authors craft their work. They will then plan and write in a writers workshop format. All work is closely guided by the teacher in a low-stress environment that encourages creativity of thought and clarity of expression.  In each workshop, students will work on one main project as well as other skill-specific smaller projects to build a deeper understanding of the genre and of writing skills and processes in general. As always, our focus is on creating a low-stress environment in which students can experiment, explore, and find their own unique voices.


From these workshops, parents and students can expect:

- experience reading and analyzing quality texts intended to inform and inspire students' own writing

- direct instruction in good writing technique, including organization, word choice, voice and style, cohesion, etc.

- support of a writer's community through the writing process

- freedom to choose writing topics that interest them

- full guidance from their teacher through the writing process

- direct instruction in grammar and mechanics

- fully guided editing and revision with 1-to-1 instruction in individual areas of need

- opportunities to publish writing or to share writing with a variety of audiences

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Do you like stories such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or Warrior Cats? If so, you're not alone - science fiction and fantasy are perpetual favorites! Use your imagination to create truly awesome characters (perhaps robots, mutants, wizards, or aliens?) and settings (maybe outer space, a secret science lab, or and enchanted forest?) and let your story unfold.


Class times:


Tuesdays, August 25-September 29

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, August 26-September 30

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, August 26-September 30

4:30-6:00


Fridays, August 28-October 2

6:00-7:30

Mythology

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Cultures all over the world have their own unique mythologies. We will read widely to understand the characteristics of myths and legends, then use these fascinating stories as inspiration for our own writing. Create a cast of characters - heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses, creatures beautiful and terrifying - and send them off on an epic adventure!


 Class times:


Tuesdays, October 13-November 17

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, October 14-November 18

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, October 14-November 18

4:30-6:00


Fridays, October 16-November 20

6:00-7:30

Comic Book Heroes

Science Fiction and Fantasy

Comic Book Heroes

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Maybe your superhero is someone strong and powerful, like Superman or Spiderman. Or maybe your superhero is a fluffy bunny, or a chocolate-frosted donut, or your dad, or maybe even...you? Whoever your hero is and whatever powers they posses, they will be confronted with a villain whom they must battle for truth and justice! Stories will be written as comics books, so there will be lots of time spent sketching and drawing in this workshop, though no artistic experience is required. 


 Class times:


Tuesdays, December 1-January 19

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, December 2-January 20

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, December 2-January 20

4:30-6:00


Fridays, December 4-January 22

6:00-7:30


(This workshop includes winter break, December 19-January 3)

Podcasting

The Art of Persuasion

Comic Book Heroes

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Put your writing into a totally new format with podcasts! Podcasts are digitally recorded audio files that can be downloaded from the internet by listeners. In this workshop, students decide if they would like to create informational, entertaining, or persuasive programs, and choose their own topics. Then, they research, write scripts, record, edit, and publish their podcasts for audiences everywhere. If you like sound, engineering, and tech, this is a great workshop for you!


 Class times:


Tuesdays, February 2-March 9

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, February 3-March 10

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, February 3-March 10

4:30-6:00


Fridays, February 5-March 12

6:00-7:30

Analysis

The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

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Digging into the deeper meaning of texts is one of the most fun and magical parts of reading. Through close examination of the mechanics of the author's craft and the expression of theme, character, plot, context, and more, students can discover the greater significance of what they read, watch, and listen to. Practicing these skills will foster a greater understanding and a deeper love for the written word.


 Class times:


Tuesdays, March 16-April 27

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, March 17-April 28

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, March 17-April 28

4:30-6:00


Fridays, March 19 - April 30

6:00-7:30


(This workshop includes Spring Break, March 27-April 4)

The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

The Art of Persuasion

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Words have the power to make enormous change, including changing how people think, feel, and act. Learn the techniques that people use to persuade others, how you can think critically when presented with persuasive content, and how to use your words to persuade others. Through reading, analysis, and writing, students will understand how to make a case for what matters to them the most, then bring their ideas to their audience with conviction and win them over with logic and emotion.


 Class times:


Tuesdays, May 4-June 8

6:00-7:30


Wednesdays, May 5-June 9

11:30-1:00 (homeschool)


Wednesdays, May 5-June 9

4:30-6:00


Fridays, May 7-June 11

6:00-7:30

Registration Information

Please read carefully

Please use the form below only to register. If you have questions before registration, please email trianglekidswrite@gmail.com


Workshops fill quickly. Please register as soon as possible for any and all workshops you would like your child to attend. 


If your child will miss more than one of the classes in a workshop due to his or her previously scheduled activities/events, please select a different workshop. 


All workshops are $160 for six 90-minute classes. 


You will receive an invoice before the workshop begins.  Without exception, if payment is not received by the invoice due date, your child will be removed from the workshop so that we may add a student from the wait list.  


If payment is a hardship that will prevent your child from attending classes or workshops at Young Writers Institute, please contact us. We can find a solution!


Thank you! We look forward to working with your child.

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