Camp Write Right

$600 for 20 weeks

Teacher

Allison Bruning 

 

Assignments

This class is for the creation of novels. Academic Warriors offers students the opportunity to create short stories through the Creating the Perfect Story course. Students may be given the opportunity to have their novels published. 

This three month writing series takes place during Camp NANOWRIMO and NANOWRIMO. NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual event that encourages writers to complete the first draft of their story in one month. This class will consist of 10 pre-writing lessons two months before NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO, 5 writing workshops during before NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO, and 5 writing process lessons after NANOWRIMO or Camp NANOWRIMO. We will be using the NANOWRIMO Young Writer's Program Workbook. STUDENTS MAY NOT START WRITING THEIR NOVELS UNTIL AFTER OUR SESSION ON NOVEMBER 1 for NANOWRIMO or CAMP NANOWRIMO during APRIL 1 or JULY 1.

 

Subjects

Writing

Ages

8 - 12 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Welcome to Camp Write Right

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will explain the NaNoWriMo project and it's basic mission. 

Students will understand the writing process.

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will identify their inner editor and remove it until December 1, May 1 or August 1.

Students will create and maintain a safe, respectful writing space.

HOMEWORK

Bring a copy of your favorite book to the next class.

Session 2: What is a Novel, Anyway?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will compare and contrast the different forms of fiction.

Students will create a visual, written and oral advertisement for their favorite novel.

HOMEWORK

Create a list of your favorite novels from your home, the library and anywhere else you think of. 

 

Session 3: Great Book, Gross Book

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will distinguish novels from other forms of literature.

Students will participate in an oral discussion about stories they have read and their elements.

Students will identify the good techniques that they want to include in their novels. 

HOMEWORK

None 

Session 4: Creating Main Characters

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will create the main character for their novel.

HOMEWORK:

Finish creating your main characters and create a drawing of your character.

Session 5: Creating Supporting Characters

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will create the supporting character for their novel.

HOMEWORK

Finish creating your supporting characters and create a drawing of your character. 

Session 6: Creating Villians

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will create the supporting character for their novel.

HOMEWORK

Finish creating your villians and create a drawing of your character.  

Session 7: The Elements of Story

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will recall main characters of their favorite stories and identify their motivations, needs and wants.

Students will understand and identify plot and conflict. 

Students will develop the storyline for their own novels.

HOMEWORK

Bring a book that you have just finished reading or are currently reading to class next week. 

Session 8: Setting

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify settings in stories they have read.

Students will create settings for their own novels. 

HOMEWORK

Finish creating the settings for your novels.

Session 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will distinguish between real life and fictional dialogue

Students will understand the correctly written dialogue contains quotation marks, commas, and capital letters. 

HOMEWORK

Finish your comic strips.

Session 10: Setting Goals

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the importance of setting goals and taking steps to meet their goals

Students will set their NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo goals. 

Students will establish a writing routine.

HOMEWORK

Setup your NaNoWriMo routine and start writing on November 1, April 1 or July 1.

Session 11: Beginnings

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand that a good beginning for a novel may introduce the book's plot.

Students will understand that a good beginning for a novel may include details or descriptions related to the novel's plot that make it fun to read.

Students will write the first sentences of their novels.

Students will keep writing their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 12: Writing With All Your Senses

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will use their five senses to incorporate more sensory words and phrases into their novels.

Students will write their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Bring some silly props and costumes to class next week

Session 13: Character Interview on NaNo-TV

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will strengthen their characters with sensory details and concrete language.

Students will try a new approach to strengthen their writing skills

Students will write their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 14: Lists, Lists, Lists

MATERIALS:

Workbook pgs. 106 - 109

Your Novel

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will strengthen their characters with sensory details and concrete language.

Students will try a new approach to strengthen their writing skills

Students will write their novels. 

HOMEWORK

Keep Writing!

Session 15: Unleash Your Inner Editor (Proofreading)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will understand and practice proofreading their novels.

HOMEWORK

Proofread your novel.

Session 16: Taking the "Work" Out of Workshopping (Beta Reading)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will practice their writing skills by answering a writing prompt.

Students will understand and utilize the rules for providing constructive criticism.

Students will respond critically to a piece of writing.

Students will work with their peers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their writing.

HOMEWORK

Read your peer's story and complete the Reader Review Worksheet. 

Revise the fist few pages of your novel based on the feedback you received in class. 

Session 17: The Second Draft

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will use the criticism they received from their beta reader to write their second draft. 

Students will understand key skills authors use while writing their second drafts.

HOMEWORK

Finish your second draft.

Session 18: Cleaning It Up (Editing)

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will edit their peer's work using proofreading marks.

HOMEWORK

Read your peer's story and use the proofreading marks to edit the story

Revise the fist few pages of your novel based on the feedback you received in class. 

Session 19: The Final Draft 

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will use the criticism they received from their editor to write their second draft. 

Students will understand key skills authors use while writing their final drafts.

HOMEWORK

Finish your final draft and email it abruning@bigbendpro.com.

Session 20: Publishing

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the publishing process.

Students will understand the differences between self publishing and traditional publishing.

Students will understand the publishing contract.

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