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The Writer's Garret

BookMarks! Use Your Voice! (Like Barbara Jordan) Grades 3-5 (In-person Workshop)

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer
On Campus Program
3rd, 4th, 5th


Students will learn about the importance of speaking up and participating in civic affairs by reading "What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan" by Chris Barton. Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confidant voice, and she learned how to use it. Students will learn ways to use their voice and create a short story and timeline about using their voice and share them with other students

Students Will

  • Learn the true story of native Texan Barbara Jordan
  • Learn the importance of civic involvement and using your voice
  • Write a story about how they can use their voice to make the world a better place
  • Create a timeline showing the steps they will take in using their voice
  • Discuss how to improve the world by speaking up for something you believe in


Dates: Monday-Saturday
Times: 8am-6pm
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $125.00
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
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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: two weeks prior notice
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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