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Day 6 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Brainstorming Blast

Characters really let their true colors fly when they are writing a review about a horrible product. Our quick write this morning launched our characters from last week's monologues into a whole new mode -- expressing their thoughts about terrible products purchased from online retailers. New stories and even new characters emerged, which were pretty … Continue reading Day 6 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Brainstorming Blast

Day 5 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Kicking it with Poetry, Dashes, and Parentheses

"Close your eyes, and just listen to my voice. There is a door in front of you. Open it. What do you see when you walk through to the other side?" Today we began by visualizing spaces through a mindfulness exercise. We realized that by closing our eyes, we were able to see more details … Continue reading Day 5 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Kicking it with Poetry, Dashes, and Parentheses

Day 4 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Packing Punch

Scenery, setting, and Sci-fi/fantasy were the focus today. From the get go, students were immersed with natural scenery to evoke ideas for settings. We played freeze dance while waking up a bit with beautiful scenery in the background. Next, campers viewed various prompts, scenery, and quotes from Sci-fi and fantasy novels to help them develop … Continue reading Day 4 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Packing Punch

Day 3 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Monologues Create Perspectives

Building upon yesterday's lesson that focused on us, today we turned that lens around to create characters and monologues using a unique method: examining receipts! We first explored things we notice about people when we first meet them and what we might infer about their personalities or interests. We transferred that same focus to various … Continue reading Day 3 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Monologues Create Perspectives