Do you want to encourage your kid to write this summer?
Hi, I’m Hanna Sandvig, a local author with five published books. I’m also a mom. My oldest child is a budding writer who has written multiple first chapters but never finished a story. My next daughter is a reluctant writer. She claims that writing is boring and there have been tears over writing homework.
Do either of those kids sound familiar?
I want to encourage both of them to develop a love of writing and to keep up their literacy skills over the summer holidays.
I’d love to work with your child too, to take them step by step through the process of writing the kind of book they love best, in manageable steps. At the end of the summer they will have a real, professionally printed, paperback book to put on their shelf, and they’ll have the confidence that comes from completing a big project.
Here are some more details:
- The program is for kids who have completed grades 4-7.
- The class will be run through Google Classroom, which all the kids already know how to use, as well as 4theWords.com which is a very fun gamified writing platform.
- We’ll start with brainstorming to make sure they are writing the kind of story they love, not what someone else thinks they should write.
- The program will last 4 weeks (July 4th to August 26th) and will have new assignments weekly taking them through planning, drafting (writing 500-2000 words a week, depending on their ability), editing, and publishing a book.
- The kids will be put into partners or groups of three who will read each other’s chapters and give feedback.
- The assignments are flexible so that students can work ahead or catch up if they are away camping or holidays for a week or two.
- Because it’s my first time running this program, it’s only $50 for the full summer, which includes the final paperback book!
- 4thewords has a small monthly fee ($4 USD), but there’s a one month free trial, so you may not even need to pay for it.
If you have any other questions, just send me an email at sandvig.hanna[at]gmail[dot]com!