The last day of our Write Your Own Adventure camp was a return to the beginning. Just as with our I.C.E. Campers, those attending W.A.T.E.R. have the opportunity to be published in our E.A.R.T.H.-produced annual anthology. The campers learning all about Choose Your Own Adventure have an extra special opportunity. Using the web apps we … Continue reading Day 5 at W.A.T.E.R. Write Your Own Adventure: Ending with the Beginning
"Who is that girl I see Staring straight back at me? When will my reflection show Who I am inside?" ~"Reflection" from Mulan Today we looked back and reflected on those who have played an important part of who we are. With thought and love we scoured magazines to find words that represent that special … Continue reading Day 8 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Reflections
Break it up! Break it up! Your lines of writing of course. Our craft lesson focused on breaking up your lines of text to turn your writing into something poetic. We started by reflecting on a favorite or special place. Adding sensory details helped us paint a powerful image with our words. Focusing on line … Continue reading Day 7 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Break it up!
Welcome to VH1’s Behind the Music Songs can tear at our hearts, make us smile, cause a chuckle, and make us cry! Words have a lot of power! Our craft lesson allowed us to analyze what song writers do that makes their music inspire us! We talked about repetition, metaphors, similies, personification, and anaphora. We … Continue reading Day 6 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Behind the Music
Ok, so I collect receipts. Not just my own, mind you; I am always on the lookout for discarded receipts. You can tell a lot about a person by examining what they buy at the store. Hey, I’m a writer – this is one of the ways I find my inspiration. Examining items and imagining … Continue reading Day 5 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Keep Your Receipts
Today was all about Me! Me as in MEmoirs! First we created Me posters. Then we created a timeline of our lives. Some were really long (us oldies) and some were pretty short (our youngest campers) but one thing we all had in common was leading event-filled lives. Whether filled with traveling, adventure or families, … Continue reading Day 4 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Me! Me! Me!
Why is the sky blue? Why does it rain? Why do trees lose their leaves? Why does ice melt? What causes the stars to twinkle? We questioned the world and even our own existence today. Our focus was on Porquoi Tales also called origin tales. They are stories told to explain why something is … Continue reading Day 3 at Trinity I.C.E. Writers: Questionable