By Michelle Lynn Senters
Welcome to the 2nd Annual KIDS ARE WRITER’S Summer Camp!
Here is what you should know:
- KIDS ARE WRITERS will post a writing prompt or activity every day (Monday-Friday) throughout the month of July. These activities are designed to educate and inspire you to write with passion and creativity. Take a look at the prompts found under the “Summer Camp 2014” for examples of what our camp will look like.
- You will often have the opportunity to share your work or thoughts in the comment section. Follow the “DAILY CHECK-IN” for directions. When you comment, NEVER use your last name. Do not give out identifying information, such as your address, phone number, or email. We take internet safety very seriously. Comments with personal information or websites will be deleted.
- Make sure you sign up for our free membership. The “Join KIDS ARE WRITERS” button is on the upper right side of this page.
- KIDS ARE WRITERS can also be found on Facebook. Follow our page (click here) to get notices of every article we post.
- Take a tour of our website. Get to know the coaches. Read some articles. Try some prompts. I want to you be familiar with the website because it will be a useful tool for you in the future.
Writing Prompt of the Day
1. PREPARATION: First, gather the writing materials you will need for camp: notebooks, pens, pencils, art materials, etc. For more ideas, read “The Writer’s Briefcase” article by Carrie Charley Brown. You can find her article by clicking the link here.
2. WRITING PROMPT: Let’s have a little fun on the first day. Pretend you are a reporter for a newspaper. Look at the following photograph and determine what is going on. Write a “factual” and funny newspaper article that describes the event. Be sure to include a title that will draw in your readers.
3. CHECK-IN: In the comment section below, share your first name, age, state, and country. Please share the title and newspaper article you wrote about the photo.
Michelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a teacher and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.