The Creative Writing Camp Courses and Teachers
Ms. Hazel Won is excited to return to her second summer with the Creative Writing Camp! She is currently a consulting teacher with San Jose Unified School District, with experience teaching first through fifth grades at Carson Elementary School. It was a childhood dream of hers to become a writer, and on her own time maintains a blog documenting her life as a teacher and traveler. She hopes she can inspire a love of writing and words with her students.
This summer, Ms. Hazel’s third grade class will draw inspiration from their own lives to write personal narratives. We will explore a great mentor texts and experiment with strategies that will bring our writing to life!
Fourth and fifth grade students will be “Writing with the Masters, an inspiring class based on mentor texts to teach writing skills. Students will learn effective writing strategies directly from the masters of writing: your favorite authors. We will read the best parts of our favorite texts, and use those examples to inspire our own writing and practice our skills.
Ms. Elena Melendez, a veteran bilingual writing workshop teacher at Escondido ES, brings a love of singing, travel experience, and an encouraging way with writers to all of her work.
Ms. Sarah Brennan is excited to be teaching the 6th grade Creative Writing Class at St. Victor’s this year. She is an avid photographer, traveler, and loves sharing her stories of travel with her students, family, and friends. She has been teaching fourth and fifth grade at Discovery Charter School for the past 12 years, with a passion for reading, writing, and history.
This summer Ms. Brennan will be helping students discover the joy in writing their own story. The workshop writers will delve into their own lives, and use the power of their own voice to bring their story to life.
The seventh/eighth grade class will be led by Ms. Raven Sisco who is currently teaching English, ELD, and Advanced Creative Writing at Mt. Pleasant High School. Her current projects include publishing her own poetry in literary magazines across the United States and internationally. Also, she serves as the advisor for Literary Society which produces the school’s literary magazine, The Cardinal Quill. Raven has taught Writing Workshop for SJAWP.
There are many greats in the history of poetry—and many of those greats are named William. Students will examine the verse of three vastly different poets: William Wordsworth, William Butler Yeats, and William Shakespeare. Students will choose from these three different styles and prompts in order to write in their own poetic voices.
To sign up your child/children for Creative Writing Camp follow the link to Galore. Please use the grade level your student will be entering next fall for your class.