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The Writer's Garret

Read Write Now! The Book Thief (11th-12th Grades)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Other, On Campus Program
11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Capture your students' attention and open their minds -- and hearts -- to the delights of reading. "Read Write Now!" guides students to explore what they read, apply it to their own lives, and then reinterpret what they've read in their own writing. Via activities in both creative writing and creative reading, students will gain first-hand experience working with symbols, allusions, point of view, description, action, voice, diction, and other elements of style that make reading more than just following words across a page. As a result, your students will identify with reading material in a larger, contextual sense and be encouraged to discover for themselves the power and capabilities of language and literature.

Students Will

  • Explore the interaction between reading and writing, interpreting and expressing, and apply what they learn from texts to their own lives.
  • Examine, understand, and practice original voice, inventive word choice, clear organization, and description; understand how mastering reading and writing skills can provide a solid basis for a successful future.
  • Gain fluency with writing styles through reading, reflecting, and writing about the works of others as well as their own.
  • Literacy Connection: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak


Dates: Mon. - Sat.
Times: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: Two hour minimum, up to as many visits as desired and feasible.
School Fee: Price Per Hour: $100.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Writing utensils, paper
Other Information:

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To schedule this program, or for more information, call The Writer's Garret at (214) 828-1715 or email [email protected] Residencies of 10 sessions or more result in a printed anthology of students' work and the opportunity for students to show off newly developed skills in a public reading to friends and family.
Deadline: Prefer no later than two weeks prior to start date.
Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel a scheduled date. If 48-hour notice is given, we will reschedule the date, based upon the availability of the Instructor. If 48-hour notice is not given, we will bill for the date scheduled and not reschedule the date.
After School Policy: At least one school representative/teacher must be present in the classroom at all times. 25 students maximum per class. Minor adjustments can be negotiated.

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