THE PENCIL PACK
Our highly acclaimed Share Your Story Program is back and set to begin October 4th! We call our fall program the Pencil Pack Club because it's designed to be run as an afterschool program but it's also great for homeschools and students who attend school virtually! This 8-week course will lead your students down the path to authorship! Aspiring writers ages 6-14 will participate in our step-by-step program to create their very own book! From "brainstorming" to "final draft", your child will gain invaluable coaching & insight from real published authors! Weekly Zoom calls with these authors will reinforce the instructional videos and students will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact! This unique, exciting, and affordable program is truly a way to ignite a love of writing in your child!
Each Monday during the 8-week “course” your club/student will receive an email with an instructional video teaching/modeling a step of the writing process from our founder, Stan Tucker. Your student will also get to hear from a published author and learn how they use this step in their own career. (Approximately 10-15 mins)
Each Thursday at 3:30 pm ET of the same week your student is invited to register for a live zoom call with other storytellers to meet the author of the week. Your student will hear one of their published books read aloud and they will also be taking questions if your student needs advice/support to tackle each step. (Approximately 30 mins)
Students can work on the writing process at their own pace.
If students are unable to attend the live Zoom sessions, they may email questions to be asked to the guest author.
Links will be provided for viewing the recorded Zoom sessions.
Scalable for the entire classroom or school participation!
Discount price for entire school/classroom participation.
Your registration cost includes a pencil, crayons, writing process resources, and a blank book for publishing the story.
A few lucky participants will have their book illustrated by a professional artist!
*20% off when you register by September 15th! Group pricing is available for schools and after-school enrichment programs! Email us for details!
Writing Process Step: Teaching Email Zoom Call
#1: Brainstorming October 4th October 7th
#2: Fiction vs. Nonfiction October 11th October 14th
#3. Tell Your Story Aloud October 18th October 21st
#4. Write, Write, Write October 25th October 28th
#5. Revise for Clarity November 1st November 4th
#6. Edit for Grammar Mistakes November 8th November 11th
#7. Illustrate with Details November 15th November 18th
#8. Final Draft November 29th December 2nd
*Completed books must be submitted by December 17th to be considered for illustration!