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February 17, 2019
A Response from Tui T. Sutherland

A Response from Tui T. Sutherland Practicing the art of letter writing is an amazing way to tap into a child's writing voice, and this is especially true when the recipient of their letter is someone "famous!" Back in November, Writer's Club students got together to share their most beloved authors and books with each other, then

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February 7, 2019
Creating Your Own Film Score

Creating Your Own Film Score Our first meet of February had students imagining if their life were made into a film! We explored some standout movie/music moments, and then students took a story from their lives, wrote about it and supplied it with music. Their very own film score! Student Highlight: This short story was shared

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January 21, 2019
6-Word Stories

6-Word Stories Claimed to have been Ernest Hemingway's best work ever created, his 6-word story, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn," has influenced generations of writers. This month students took a page from Hemingway! A dramatic form of poetry, 6-word stories serve as a wonderful prompt to inspire writers. Though difficult to achieve, our Writer's Club kids rose

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January 7, 2019
The Guard Dog, by Emily & Haden

The Guard Dog, by Emily & Haden This is a collaborative writing piece done in partnership by two students (ages 11 & 12). Collaboration can be an excellent way to explore fresh ideas and try new things in our writing. Two imaginations really are better than one! Once upon a time there was a cop.

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January 4, 2019
The Mutants, by Addison and Yaakov

This is a collaborative writing piece done in partnership by two students. Collaboration can be an excellent way to explore fresh ideas and try new things in our writing. Two imaginations really are better than one! The Mutants, by Addison and Yaakov Character Profiles Mystic (Faith to everyday humans) wears colorful shoes, likes baby blue,

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