Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 ALL NEW courses now available!

Top 5 Benefits of Our Program

1. Enhanced Literacy

Fun Creative Writing boosts students' reading and writing skills. By identifying key components of a story and essay, children are able to comprehend text with higher lexile levels. Children who write read more and vice versa.

2. Grammar Improvement

We broaden our students' vocabulary by introducing power and genre specific words. Students are encouraged to evaluate word choice. In addition, the role of an editor is discussed. We teach students about the editing stage by introducing standard editing markings used in higher level education and publishing houses across the country.

3. Expanded Imagination

The National Endowment for the Arts issued a report entitled "How Creativity Works in the Brain". The report underscored how vitally important it is to nurture the imagination, because it leads to innovation. To appeal to all types of learners, Fun Creative Writing incorporates three types of learning styles:

✓ Visual     ✓ Auditory     ✓ Kinesthetic

We challenge the status quo and teach students to think outside the box, encouraging them to ask "What if?" and "What now?" 

4. Persuasiveness

The ability to sway others' thinking toward your point of view is a tremendously valuable skill in educational and professional instances. Fun Creative Writing teaches the three modes of persuasion. We also touch on the following:

✓ Identifying audience     ✓ Creating tone

✓ Developing empathy    ✓ Using power words

5. Creative Writing as a Form of Therapy

Creative writing offers our students and outlet to share their thoughts and beliefs on paper. Whether through the eyes of a fictional character or personal narratives, children who express themselves through writing are more confident, creating a sense of assurance, and in some instances, resolution to issues that concern them.

Help your child become a better writer. 

Fall Schedule

MURDOCK SCHEDULE

4TH-5TH GRADE

Tuesdays; August 22 - November 14

2ND-3RD GRADE

Thursdays; August 24 - November 16

Nicholson Schedule

4TH-5TH GRADE

Wednesdays; August 16 - November 15

2ND-3RD GRADE

Thursdays; August 17 - November 16

Course Descriptions

MURDOCK ELEMENTARY


Murdock Emerging Writers (2nd - 3rd):
A fun and interactive class, perfect for beginner writers or creative students who want to strengthen their writing skills. Important milestone writing curriculum is taught to supplement classroom learning.
11 sessions, 1 hour, Thurs. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $195.00

Murdock Junior Writers (4th - 5th):
Students who struggle with completing writing assignments benefit tremendously from this fun engaging course. Creative students will love learning more about story development and essay writing while developing stronger writing skills. Important milestone writing curriculum is taught to supplement classroom learning.
11 sessions, 1 hour, Tues. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $195.00

*NEW* Murdock Individual Help (Writing Homework and Chapter Writing) (4th – 5th Advanced):
Students who need extra homework help for writing assignments or who want to challenge themselves with longer stories will benefit from this “all writing” class. Instructors will individually help each student in completing writing assignments or longer stories, including chapter books.
11 sessions, 1 hour, Tues. 3:45pm - 4:45pm – $145.00

*NEW DOUBLE CLASS* Murdock Junior Writers and Individual Help (4th - 5th):
Enjoy double the writing fun and save. Students will receive one hour of instructional writing and an additional hour of individual help with homework or longer stories .
11 sessions, 2 hours, Tues. 2:30pm - 4:45pm – $285.00

Murdock Fall / Spring Sessions Emerging Writers (2nd - 3rd):
Save time and money by signing up for fall and spring sessions together.
22 sessions, 1 hour, Thurs. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $325.00

Murdock Fall and Spring Sessions Junior Writers (4th - 5th):
Save time and money by signing up for fall and spring sessions.
22 sessions, 1 hour, Tues. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $325.00

NICHOLSON ELEMENTARY


Nicholson Emerging Writers (2nd - 3rd):
A fun and interactive class, perfect for beginner writers or creative students who want to strengthen their writing skills. Important milestone writing curriculum is taught to supplement classroom learning.
11 sessions, 1 hour, Thur. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $195.00

Nicholson Junior Writers (4th - 5th):
Students who struggle with completing writing assignments benefit tremendously from this fun engaging course. Creative students will love learning more about story development and essay writing while developing stronger writing skills. Important milestone writing curriculum is taught to supplement classroom learning.
11 sessions, 1 hour, Wed 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $195.00

Nicholson Fall and Spring Emerging Writers (2nd – 3rd):
Save time and money by signing up for fall and spring sessions.
22 sessions, 1 hour, Thur. 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $325.00

Nicholson Fall and Spring Junior Writers (4th – 5th):
Save time and money by signing up for fall and spring sessions.
22 sessions, 1 hour, Wed 2:30pm - 3:30pm – $325.00

South Cobb Recreation Boys and Girls Club (4th - 5th):
This mini writing course will help kids develop stronger writing skills. Students have fun while using their creativity to shine.
6 sessions, 1 hour, 4:00pm – 5:00pm – $88.00