Writing Workshops For Kids 2012

Writing Workshops for Kids

Ages 5 – 7, 7 – 10, 11+
$25 per class. 

Limit 8 students.
*please bring a water bottle and snack to class


JUNE 2012 Schedule

5 – 7 year old workshops at 10 am – 12 p.m.

____________________        June 6  Eraser Stories

____________________        June 7 Art Journaling

____________________        June 11 Sticker Stories

____________________        June 18 Days of the Week Stories

____________________        June 19 Picture Books

____________________        June 28 Nature Alphabet Books

7 – 10 year old workshops at 1:30 – 4 pm

____________________        June 6 Eraser Stories

____________________        June 7 Art Journaling

____________________        June 11 Pop Up Books

____________________        June 12 Write a Play Starring Your Toys

____________________        June 18 Picture Books

____________________        June 27 Poetry

____________________        June 28 Family Newspaper

11 + Workshops at 1:30 – 4pm

____________________        2-Day Blogging Workshop, June 18 and June 25 (cost is $50)

I will hold your child’s spot with payment only.

Classes at:

Imagination Soup, Centennial, CO 80112

email: melissa@imaginationsoup.net


About the teacher, Melissa Taylor

Writing Class Goals:

To build writing confidence.
To learn something new about writing.
To keep write over the summer.
To write in a workshop environment with the support of other students.
To have fun!

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions:

 Art Journaling Use collage, watercolors, and sketches to inspire writing
Picture Books Write a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end. Illustrate.
Sticker Stories Use stickers to inspire a fun story.
Eraser Stories Pick out fun erasers and tell each other stories. Then, write your favorite.
Pop-Up Books Learn how to make pop-ups. Use to illustrate any story or book of poetry.
Alphabet Nature Books Make an alphabet book using what you find in nature.
Days of the Week Stories Read The Hungry Caterpillar and use as a model to write your own story.
Family Newspaper Learn the parts of the newspaper. Write your own newspaper about your family.
Mixed-Up Fairy Tales Mix up your favorite fairy tales with each other and make your own new, silly story.
Writer’s Notebooks Make your own writer’s notebook (materials provided) and write.
Poetry We’ll learn several different ways to find the poems around us – and write!
Secret Code Writing Learn secret codes and make up your own.
Taste, Smell, See, Write 5 senses writing! We’ll write about food today.
Action Figure Plays Bring your favorite action figures to become characters in a made-up play.
Blogging (need laptop or iPad, email address) (Extra Permission Slips sent out upon registration.)Create a free, private blog and learn how to write blog posts and publish.

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  • christine

    Hello Melissa-

    I came across your summer class schedule of various writing classes. I am wondering what your experience and credentials are in teaching children. I would be interested in signing up for a few of the classes for my child:

    Pop-Up Books, 2-Day Workshop, Beginnings & Endings, Silly-Gross & Weird Stories, Finding your Voice.

    Can you explain briefly your approach and what we can expect in the classes. Also, where is this class located? Is it offered in your home and how many kids/class/session.

    Thankyou, I look forward to hearing from you soon


  • http://www.imaginationsoup.net admin

    Christine got an email from me but I thought it would be helpful to answer her questions here as well.

    My classroom is in my home near Dry Creek and Holly in Centennial, Colorado.

    Classes will be no more than 8 students.

    Finally, my approach . . . I want to make writing fun for kids – and so my classes involve high interest topics like pets or science. It makes the writing easier to write about something you already like.

    We talk, plan, write, share and celebrate our growth as writers. Every session, your child will bring home a finished product in a hardbound book.

  • Karen

    Hi Melissa,
    We’re soooo glad you’re offering classes again this summer. Cambria can’t wait to come! She had so much fun last year, and is already planning which classes to attend this year. We’ll be in touch soon before you fill up! Thanks!

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