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Inside the Writer’s Studio: The Writing Workshop Experience


Writing is a process of discovery. Modelled after a college writing workshop, this Writers in the Schools (WITS) workshop will guide students as they share constructive feedback on each other’s original work. We will explore the fundamentals - original voice, inventive word choice, sentence fluency, and clear organization - in a fun, positive space where each student can discover where their writing can go next. We’ll also focus on the power of revision and witness the incredible difference between our first words and our final drafts. At the end of the workshop, family will be invited to a celebration where students will read aloud from their favorite pieces; each student will take home a personal writing portfolio.

Age Group

4th Grade to 6th Grade (Ages 9 to 12)

Who will like this Course?

Children who enjoy reading and writing, or just day dreaming. Activities include making books developing writing techniques.

Recommended Prerequisites

Curiosity and an openness to new ideas.

June 3 to 7 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 10 to 14 - Monday to Friday

UH-Clear Lake (Full Day - 8:30 am to 3 pm)
Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 17 to 21 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 24 to 28 - Monday to Friday

Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 1 to 5 - Monday to Friday (no class on July 4)

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 8 to 12 - Monday to Friday

Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)
St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 269

On or Before March 31, 2019
$ 249
April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019
$ 259
On or After May 21, 2019
$ 269

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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