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Writing: 1st-3rd


CREATIVE WRITING / STORYTELLING


GRADES: 1-3


CAMP PROJECTS

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STORYTELLERS
2018 Theme: Blast Off!

Rising 1st - 3rd graders taking part in Storytellers will blast off into an outer space adventure! Students will master the finer points of story arcs and character development as they write and construct their own pop-up solar system story. The week will finish off with campers conceptualizing and starring in their own book commercial filmed in front of a green screen!

Each author's story comes together through choices they make along their journey. As they write, they develop an understanding of problem and resolution, and explore setting, character and themes in storytelling. The week is rich with powerful literature that will inform and inspire.

Authors will leave at the end of the week with their customized outer space adventure book, complete with pop up pages! Shortly after camp parents are emailed a video of their author selling their book via commerical.


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POP-UP BOOK:  As authors explore the various aspects of a story arc, they will write and illustrate their own outer space adventure in chunks.  At the end, they will have a beautiful and exciting outer space adventure that you will keep forever! 

GREEN SCREEN: After completely their super-cool pop up book, authors will sell it in a green screen commercial. This final video is shared with families 2-3 weeks after camp.


ACADEMIC THEMES


 

THE WRITING PROCESS:  For anyone to become a proficient writer, writing often is a must!  At camp we write all the time, while continually supporting and encouraging a love for the process of creating, revising, and sharing with an audience.  Authors will practice their writing skills while also hearing powerful excerpts from literature and watching their teacher create their own adventure right alongside! 

THE S-T-O-R-Y ARC: Authors will explore all the aspects of a traditional Story Arc throughout the week: Set the Stage, Take your reader on a journey, Oops, a problem!, Resolve & react, Your reader learns a lesson.

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Authors will have a chance to share their developing with their friends at camp, share ideas, and advertise their adventures via commercial. While public speaking is not the main focus of this camp, we at Camp Brainy Bunch always try to develop and practice public speaking at any opportunity.


MORE HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMP

  • Healthy lunches are provided everyday through School Foodies

  • Each week incorporates professionally designed community building to help campers meet new people and build lasting friendships

  • Daily organized recreation promotes a strong camp community

  • Extended Care is also available starting at 8:00 am and after camp until 5:30 pm at most locations

  • Our outstanding instructors are selected for their love of teaching and their commitment to providing engaging and collaborative learning environments for all campers

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