Horse Writing Fall Camp
This engaging horse themed creative writing multi-day class will meet twice a week for three weeks. Students will create their own storybooks that celebrate HORSES AND the fall season along with incorporating a kindness theme.
Kristen Halverson, MSL
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2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$13 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 3 weeks
45 minutes per class
The goal of this language arts class is to enhance the student's writing skills and creativity. Learners will develop their own short storybook entailing eight to twelve pages. Each page will have two to four sentences along with art illustrations using standard printing or notebook paper. Lastly, students will create their own book covers, summaries, and back covers. There are no requirements to take this class. Students that enjoy art, horses, writing seem to succeed with this literary...
This class is taught in English.
To create a picture book celebrating FALL and HORSES along with the using themes of kindness To utilize all the main story elements in the story To create a cover and summary of the book To use correct grammar and punctuation Themes will be kindness, sharing and thoughtfulness.
I have published eighteen children's books that cater to themes of kindness, thoughtfulness and teamwork since 2015. I have used my animal themed picture books and storybooks in the public-school sector in WI and IA for readings along with all year-round library programs for ages Prek to 6th grade in Iowa and Colorado. In addition, I also serve as a professional editor and ghostwriter. Lastly, I served as a guest speaker at Prairie du Chien ISD's Young Authors night in 2016. In my local NE Iowa community and local library, I have taught writing workshops on the independent publishing endeavor and creating a children's book.
*Special note: The summary page will attach to the back of the pages of text like a back cover of a book. The teacher will provide an assessment of each student's book and send feedback to the parent after the completion of the class. Each student story/picture book should anywhere from fourteen to eighteen sentences. It's perfectly fine to go over eighteen sentences. This number amount listed is a minimum number of sentences required for the picture book. *Theme of third week will be celebrating thoughtfulness.
Spiral Notebook to layout and develop the picture book Pens and or Pencils Notebook Paper Markers and or Colored Pencils for the artwork pertaining to student's story Three Hole Punch to assemble book with yarn or staples to assemble cover and interior
Students can share their stories with the class at the last class for an informal assessment. I will be looking for all the main story elements, creative storylines, along with good grammar and punctuation usage.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students may access the "Elements of a Story" video from Khan Academy at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr1xLtSMMLo. *The Tale of Willhanna: A Horse's Magical Birthday Written by Kristen Halverson (Instructor) will be used for an example on how students will set the scene along with introducing characters in a picture book. This horse book celebrates teamwork, kindness and thoughtfulness. This horse picture book was used in various public library reading programs for grades 2nd-5th in NE Iowa in 2018-2019.
Kristen Halverson, MSL
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
10 total reviews
20 completed classes
For over twenty years, I've been teaching students and adults. I'm also a children's book author and leadership scholar. My subject areas are creative writing, art history, social studies, and animal science. I've taught grades k-12 in the...