May 5, 2020
Using Art to Drive a Story
Using Art to Drive a Story In our most recent Writer's Club, we studied two paintings from Claude-Joseph Vernet. Dissecting elements of each painting beforehand aided us in creating narratives taking place in both landscapes. Students had their stories travel between A Storm on the Mediterranean Coast and A Calm at a Mediterranean Port. The [...]
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November 23, 2019
Exquisite Corpse, A Game

Exquisite Corpse, A Game Exquisite Corpse is an artistic game that traces its roots to the Parisian Surrealist Movement. This collaborative approach, when applied to poetry, allows each contributor to add to the verse only by reading the line before it. Exquisite Corpse was a BLAST at our last Writer's Club! It’s such an interesting […]

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October 10, 2019
Red, by Haden Bowden

Red, by Haden Bowden     Last Friday was a Day of Poetry in Writer's Club! We explored alliteration, tongue twisters, and closed out our day by creating fun simile-focused poetry about colors. Enjoy this one from Haden Bowden about the color red! Red looks like a blazing fire at night. Red smells like a […]

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October 6, 2019
Miss Crystal, a poem by Greta Edwards

Miss Crystal, a poem by Greta Edwards Written for and about me! <3 This is the best review I've ever received. 😉 Miss Crystal She doesn't have a pistol She's nice, not mean She isn't a pre-teen But she could wear a crown like a queen She teaches classes about writing There's no fighting She […]

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August 12, 2019
RoRo Bear

RoRo Bear A poem, by Haden Bowden Red! Black! It's like an ocean of blood and death. Bird wings of an American falcon. Black is the color of our beloved dog JoJo. Sleeping, sleeping, slow calming breath. Deep dark eyes. A high bark. Red, the color of her tongue - lick, lick, slobber on your […]

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July 18, 2019
Medieval Castles or Keeps, By Lucy Wardner

Medieval Castles or Keeps By Lucy Wardner Castles or keeps have been around for hundreds of years, taking years to make. In the time that each castle takes to make it starts to take on the traits of its people. Each castle is unique to its surroundings and creators, this paper should teach you something […]

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July 7, 2019
Tiger, Cheetah, Volcano (a poem by Addison)

Tiger, Cheetah, Volcano (a poem by Addison) My eyes stare at the painting, I can't take my eyes off of it It runs as fast as a cheetah "pound, pound, pound" goes it I hear the tiger roaring as loud as a volcano blue, pink, orange, the colors of a tropical smoothie. It makes me […]

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July 7, 2019
Learning To Fly, An essay by Jo

Learning To Fly, An essay by Jo        Humans, as a species, have always wanted to fly. The legends and stories of many cultures throughout time testify to this. People in times long gone studied birds, thinking that we too could fly by flapping crudely made wood and cloth wings.  In this essay, […]

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June 29, 2019
Wet to Dry, by Ben Forrester

Wet to Dry, by Ben Forrester Dark flavored roots blend in with the lighter surroundings, The thickness of the paint creates a 3D effect on the blank spaces it fills, While it's all magnified on an empty mind. After the roots dry and the mist fades it becomes still with the mind. The mind was […]

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June 8, 2019
Music-Inspired Writing

Last week's Writer's Club had us exploring our relationship with music, and utilizing the feelings it inspires to fuel our writing! Students listened to Once Upon a Time in the West by Ennio Morricone to build a landscape/setting, then built out a short story to go with it. It provoked stories of freedom, war and survivalism. Enjoy this one from Haden (age 12).

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