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The Writer's Garret

BookMarks! Self-management: How can we help Ralph tell a story? (In-person Workshop)

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During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
2nd, 3rd


Self-management is our ability to manage our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively. Using our self-management skills helps us be productive and reach our goals. It also helps us get along with others in our community. Students will learn about self-management tools and apply them to the fictional story of a boy who experiences frustration, anger, and nervousness while trying to complete a writing assignment at school. Students will then write a short story describing how they can use self-management tools to respond to a fictional emotional situation.

Students Will

  • Listen to a reading of Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon
  • Discuss self-management skills and how the main character uses them
  • Use a concept map to describe and apply self-management tools to real and imagined situations
  • Write a short story describing they would use self-management tools to respond to a fictional emotional situation
  • Share their stories with other students


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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