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Creative Writing Gauntlet

Navigate through a series of fun and creative writing strategies each day, and focus on one piece of personal writing throughout the session. Finish with a portfolio of your own writing. 

"My daughter can't stop talking about this class. It really challenged her and she met lots of friends and adored her teacher."

Course Instructor

Stephanie Young

Stephanie escapes the reality of teaching middle school by embracing her creative side at MNTC Summer Youth Academy over the past several summers teaching Calligraphy & Chalk Lettering classes, and the Creative Writing Gauntlet. She is an aspiring writer of high interest fiction for reluctant readers, is always on the lookout for Bigfoot, has a written plan for the impending zombie apocalypse, and paints anything that will stand still with chalkboard paint!  

Course Outline

Day 1 - Mon

Warm Up/Quick Write - memories

Focus Writing -  Fundamentals of Knowledge & use, Multimodal writing -Young’s favorite

Focus Writing & Authors Chair - Written prompt, Found Item Vignette oldies, Author’s chair (time to share our writing)

Day 2 - Tue

Warm Up/Quick Write - fictional characters

Focus Writing -  Fundamentals of Knowledge with music, What's in the bag?

Focus Writing & Author's Chair - Written prompt, Found Item Vignette today, Author’s chair (time to share our writing)

Day 3 - Wed

Warm Up/Quick Write - pets

Focus Writing -  Fundamentals of Knowledge with personal item, Multimodal writing -traveling story

Focus Writing & Author's Chair - Written prompt, Found Item Vignette random, Author’s chair (time to share our writing)

Day 4 - Thu

Warm Up/Quick Write - what if...

Focus Writing -  Fundamentals of Knowledge with map, People Watching

Focus Writing & Author's Chair - Written prompt, Show and Tell for parents and guests with portfolio, Author’s chair Bests (time to share our writing)

Schedule

Week 1:
June 4 - 7

No Classes Scheduled

Week 2:
June 11 - 14

Ages 12-14
Morning (9am - 12pm)

Week 3:
June 18 - 21

Ages 9-11
Afternoon (1-4pm)

Week 4:
June 25 - 28

No Classes Scheduled

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Gate 2, Health Building
Franklin Road Campus
4701 12th Avenue
73069 Norman , OK