Term: Qtr 1
Start Date: Sept 14
Class Meets: Mondays at 11:00 am - 11:55 am
Duration: 6 Weeks
Grade Range: 1st - 3rd
Children are full of stories and bubbling over with big ideas! In this class, students will learn how to capture their creative vision into a simple story that they will write and illustrate. First quarter, they will spin the tale of their own, unique Awesome Adventure. Will they journey to the wild west, a haunted house, a stormy sea, a creepy cave… or somewhere else?
Students will learn how to build a Story Arc through guided, weekly activities. They will discover the key elements to composing a story such as crafting characters, posing a problem, advancing the action, constructing the climax, and writing the resolution- through brainstorming questions like, “Who is in your story?”, “Where does this take place?”, “What does that look like?” and “What happened after ____?”
Emerging writers or readers are welcome and will receive support, if needed, to get their own words written down. Psst- don’t tell your child, but this class helps lay the foundation in language arts for more advanced creative writing and composition. Pair this class with So Cool, No Sew Costume Workshop, Playful Puppet Workshop, Acting: Kids Theater, or Writing Well: Sentences that Speak to further encourage communication and storytelling skills. There is a $6.00 material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this Series: Awesome Adventure (Quarter 1), Magic Kingdom (Quarter 2), Medieval Castle (Quarter 3), and Zany Zoo (Quarter 4).