Sunday, August 20, 2017 | Group Projects

Goals Develop ideas for writing projects, and get organized into groups. Prep Handout: Project Plan Materials Handout: Project Plan Activities Into assignment goals Large group: brainstorm ideas Choose groups (no more than 3 per group) If time, work on ideas Review Closing questions/concerns Followup Homework: Project Plan

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | Overcoming Writers Block

Goals Learn to overcome Writer’s Block. Materials Writer’s Block, by Terry Bisson Printable Image of Writer’s Block, by Terry Bisson Overcoming Writer’s Block, by Charles Darling Prep Activities Opening Questions What causes Writer’s Block? What habits lead to Writer’s Block? Is it a form of procrastination? “Never do today what can be put off until tomorrow.” What are some unsuccessful ways to react to Writer’s Block?

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | Theyre Made of Meat

Goals Learn to think from different points of view. Prep and Materials Handout: They’re Made of Meat Activities Two students take roles and read, “They’re Made of Meat” to the class. Large group discussion about “Point of View”. Students write a short story from the point of view of people who meet “Thinking Rocks”, or some other radically different point of view. Review Next Homework: Continue writing own short story.