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Celebrate Creative Writing

(ages 9-12) 10:30-11:45 AM Instructor: Lesli Santillan

  • Ended
  • 250 US dollars
  • Irving Park Lutheran Church Gymnasium (diagonally across from church)

Service Description

This class will foster a love of writing by allowing students to engage creatively with a variety of writing styles. Students will create works of writing that display imagination and invention while using words to convey emotions and feelings. They will further engage by using elements such as character development and plot through different types of writing (poetry, mini scripts, journaling, short stories, memoir/narrative pieces, and graphic novels). Students will share and evaluate their own writing and that of their peers as a member of a safe and supportive community of writers. No students will be forced to read aloud or share their writing unless they want to. Course Layout: ● Daily Opening - brief introduction of what fun, random or weird holiday we will be discussing that day ● Brainstorm - students will brainstorm their ideas about what the holiday celebrates, how it’s celebrated, why it’s celebrated ● Discussion - what the holiday celebrates, why it’s celebrated, and how it can be celebrated ● Lesson - what type of creative writing we’re going to write (poem or song, play or skit script, short story, speech, diary entry / memoir, newspaper article, letter to a friend) ● Provide an example of the type of writing relating to the holiday theme (example: Kid Inventors Day - Read an excerpt from the book 50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (and True!) Stories - students can write their own memoir or diary entry of something they invented or would like to invent - as though they already have invented it) and discuss the reading ● Activity - students will write their own version of the assignment ● Share - students can share their writing assignment with the class

Cancellation Policy

We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class.  If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations.   Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.  There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class. There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class. The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded. Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given.  To drop a class please email IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event IPHG cancels class is canceled before beginning, a credit to be applied for future semesters will be given. Credit will be for the value of the canceled class.

Contact Details

  • 4057 N Harding Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

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