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Announcing our 2012-13 After-School & Community Classes
“Take My Word For It!” teaches after-school and community-based programs throughout the San Francisco Bay area as well as in Northern Virginia.
This summer, Edible East Bay features “TMWFI!” “Recipes can spark the imagination, but more often, we look to them when we want assurance of success in reaching some specified goal, such as, say, making a perfect soufflé. Writing teacher Sondra … Continue reading
Every Tuesday we bring you a TED Talk on education we find especially thought-provoking. How do we learn best? Where does creativity come from? How can we become a more educated world? In this talk, child prodigy Adora Svitak says … Continue reading
Every week, in "You Read it Here First!" we feature writing from students in "Take My Word For It's!" creative writing classes. When these young authors become well known writers, you can say you read them here first! During our Stamps & … Continue reading
Creative writing from one of our campers
Our creative writing challenge to you is to look at the image we post below and see where it may take you and your pen. Let your imagination wander freely! Please feel free to share the stories, poems, and musings that … Continue reading
On Thursday at "The Word Party!" we started out with a free write based on this prompt: List 6 uses for tissue paper. Then write a story based on one of your ideas. Here's what Naomi came up with: "One … Continue reading
Today we had a lot of fun creating Found Poetry. Found Poems take existing words and phrases and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. Found Poetry is like making a collage with words. To collect the words … Continue reading
Today at The Word Party we talked about where and how writers get their ideas. I read the students part of an interview with JK Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) who admitted that her idea for HP just popped into … Continue reading
Today we started The Word Party in Piedmont! We learned all about each other by answering some fun questions, then we collaged the first pages in our journals with words and images cut from magazines. I asked the students to … Continue reading
Today our campers worked on writing with limitations. They wrote concrete poems, 6 word memoirs, haikus and more! In the afternoon we made sculptures using recycled materials, glue and hot glue guns- see some of the characters we made in … Continue reading