Teacher: Stephanie Gillespie
Writer’s Workshop Is simply a casual, low-stress gathering where all types of writers share their writing and offer one another feedback. Each week, writers who have previously learned the basics of how a workshop runs will bring their writing from home to share and gain both positive and “building” feedback.
The workshop setting encourages kids to write with an audience in mind. Writing for a particular audience can help writers develop clarity in their work and develop their “writers voice “ which in turn makes writing easier and less formulaic. This workshop will help kids recognize their personal strengths as writers. Our workshop setting will value creativity over formula, content over correctness, practice over theory—all qualities essential to developing writers. The workshop will help kids learn that all writers occasionally struggle, and that there are many ways to work through these difficulties. Most of all, the workshop will show kids that writing can be fun! We will play with writing in class through different types of entertaining writing “explorations.“
(NOTE: If your child struggles with writing due to dyslexia or dysgraphia, this can definitely be accommodated in this class using parental scribes and/or assistive technologies such as voice-to-text transcribing and keyboarding.)
The class materials fee is $10 for the quarter and payable to the instructor during the first week of classes. This class may be repeated as many times as desired.
Instructor: Stephanie G
Minimum Required Enrollment: 9
Course Length: 1, 1.5-hour class per week / 7 weeks / total 10.5 hours / quarter
Cost: $65 per quarter