SEP 5 or 6: The LitWits® Workshop on A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park
The LitWits Workshop on A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park - 2001 (Learn about/buy the book here). We can’t wait to bring this book to life! We'll explore the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of this wonderful story through prop-based discussion and creative activities, including drama, art, writing, history, geography, science, and more! (See our website for more details.) When kids experience literature with their senses, they empathize with the characters. They learn naturally, and remember more. Best of all, they have a great time -- and want to read more great books! About the book: Tree-ear is fascinated by the celedon ware created in the village of Ch’ulp’o. He is determined to prove himself to the master potter, Min—even if it means making a solitary journey to present Min’s work in the hope of a royal commission . . . or arriving at the royal court with nothing but a single celadon shard. -Amazon Park (Seesaw Girl) molds a moving tribute to perseverance and creativity in this finely etched novel set in mid-to-late 12th century Korea. . . Readers will not soon forget these characters or their sacrifices. -Publishers Weekly Intrigues, danger and the same strong focus on doing what is right turn a simple story into a compelling read. . . Tree-ear's story conveys a time and place far away and long ago, but with a simplicity and immediacy that is both graceful and unpretentious. A timeless jewel. -Kirkus Reviews Park's story is alive with fascinating information about life and art in ancient Korea. -Horn Book About the workshop: A LitWits® workshop is a hands-on, memorable experience of a great book. Kids read (or listen to) the story before they arrive,* and for three hours we experience it in all kinds of sensory ways. It’s amazing how much kids can learn while they’re “just” having fun! That's because our straight-from-the-pages props, activities, creative projects, and original academic handouts are integrated to convey key academic information: themes, the narrative arc, character development, historical and geographical contexts, vocabulary, writing skills, and more. There’s no pressure to perform or participate – we want to inspire your kids to read more great books! More details below. “LitWits is motivating, educational, and inspirational. Your workshops have shown my son that exploring the world of literature and writing can be fun. I can’t thank you enough.” AGES: Each workshop is offered for two age groups. The content will be exactly the same in the 7+ and 10+ groups, and all will do creative writing. The differences are: Ages 7+ slower pace, more thorough project directions thorough discussion of all handout information more time for projects and creative writing, with one-on-one help as needed age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation appropriate peer setting Ages 10+ faster pace, less detailed project directions emphasis on thoughtful, thorough responses on all handouts more time for deeper, age-appropriate discussions and creative writing age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation appropriate peer setting If this age division separates siblings who would prefer to be together, or if it better suits your schedule to have them in a single workshop, older kids are welcome to attend the 7+ workshops, but not the other way around. (If you have kids ages 4-6 who’d like to share in the joy of this book, we hope you’ve discovered our companion class to this workshop!) Dates and Times: Click the green REGISTER button above, then scroll down to see all session options. If sold out, please join our waitlist here. Cost: The $70 cost of each 3-hour workshop includes all supplies and a no-nuts, book-related snack. If you'd like to be billed via PayPal 30 days prior, enter promo code BILLME when you register. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School and Inspire Charter Schools. Charter school parents, please enter promo code CHARTER to
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Santa Cruz, CA
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