Creative Writing Camp at St. Victor School
A fun week of camp-style writing classes for elementary/middle students taught by experienced, credentialed teachers. Teachers demonstrate techniques and confer with young writers during workshops.
Courses Offered at St. Victor in 2019
3rd Grade: Get Fit with Interval Writing!
Do you some genres or text types really ring your bell and with others it feels like you're writing through molasses? In this creative writing camp session, you will "get fit" for all types of writing through "writing interval training" - writing quick, writing short, writing across the whole week; on demand/ prompt writing and self-chosen projects. Explore a variety of writing activities in a fast-paced, interactive week. Own your writer's voice and be ready for anything next year!
5th Grade: Superheroes 101: Create your own graphic novel
Heroes are everywhere-- lighting up the screen, filling up the page, even standing out in real life. In this workshop you will create an original story about the adventures of a courageous figure and transform it into a graphic novel you can share. You’ll be prepared to write your first draft by examining mentor texts, followed by brainstorming and discussing ideas. Then, you’ll revise and publish your graphic novel. Note: modifications will be made to curriculum for students who have taken this class at Cumberland.
7th Grade: Find your Niche!
Engage in a variety of creative writing exercises to express yourself and the world around you! Use writing as a way to explore social justice issues, issues that are presented through podcasts and other avenues.
8th Grade: All Stories Are True! (Sort of)
What's your story? We'll use creative and unique methods to come up with old and new ideas for stories, poems, plays and cartoons. We'll experiment with different ways to tell and share stories through theatre and the power of our voices. Note: modifications will be made to curriculum for students who have taken this class at Cumberland.