Girl Scouts - Scribe Workshop JuniorsDate: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Class Size: up to 10
Introduction to poems – Haikus, Limericks, Sonnets, and Free Verse
Focus on Limericks
Give an example of a limerick, read out loud with class
Have students construct a limerick of their own
Create a short story
Talk about different types of stories – mystery, humor, adventure, etc.
Discuss components a short story – plot, characters, setting, etc.
Have students begin to brainstorm and develop ideas for a story of their own
Instructor will work with students with the development of their stories.
Use Words to Share Who You Are
Chose a topic such as a favorite Girl Scout memory, a memorable day, or a big adventure to focus on
Give examples of interesting ways to write about these topics
Give a personal example
Have students write one paragraph on a topic of their choice
Write an Article
Discuss different types of articles – an interview, a news story, or a “round up”
Students pick one type of article they would like to write
Develop topic or interview someone in order to complete an article at the next session
Instructor will show students an example of an article and assist students in writing their articles
Tell the World What You Think
Have students think about topics such as their favorite animal, a place they would like to visit, or their favorite books
Develop points on why it is their favorite animal or book
Have students write a paragraph explaining their topicContact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional special event info.
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Artist Bio - Christine Granillo
Christine Granillo received her BA in English at California State University, Fullerton in 2007. Her poetry has been featured in an art exhibit and has future plans to publish her writing. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree in English to pursue a career as a college English teacher.