Camp Write Right

$160 per month

1 session per week 

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 through Crimson Sparrow. 

Subjects

Writing

Ages

10 - 18 years old

   

Sessions

 

Session 1: Welcome to Camp Write Right

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

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.

Session 2: What's a Novel?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will compare and contrast the different forms of fiction.

Students will distinguish novels from other forms of literature.

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

 

Session 3: The Best and Worst of Books

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will compare and contrast the book they love and a book they really didn't like. 

Students will explore how their taste in fiction influences their writing habits.

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

Session 4: Protagonist, Antagonist and Supporting Characters

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify what the roles of a protagonist, antagonist and supporting characters. 

Students will explore common mistakes writers can make with their supporting characters.

Students will create character sheets for their protagonist, antagonist and supporting characters.

 

Session 5: What's In a Story?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will identify their characters motivations, needs and wants.

Students will understand and identify plot and conflict. 

Students will construct a plot chart for their book.

Session 6: Setting

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will discuss how setting can influence a story line.

Students will create settings for their own novels and make any necessary changes to their plot charts. 

Session 7: 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. 

Session 8: On Your Mark!

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will establish their writing routine.

Students will set the writing goal for their book. 

Students will discuss the writing process. 

Session 9: In the Beginning.....

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will begin their month long writing adventure!

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. 

Session 10: Deepening the Reader's Adventure

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

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

Students will write their novels. 

Session 11: Character Checkup

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. 

Session 12: You Got This!

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will discuss what makes a great ending. 

Students will continue to write their novels. 

Session 13: Is It Over?

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process. 

Students will learn the difference between Self Editing, Beta Reading and Editing.

Students will understand and practice self-editing their novels.

Session 14: The Second Draft

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process and different types of editors. 

Students will use the problems they found in their manuscripts to create a second draft.

Session 15: My Fellow Writer!

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will review the writing process and different types of editing. 

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

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

Session 16: The Final Draft

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.

Session 20: Publishing

LESSON OBJECTIVES: 

Students will understand the publishing process.

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