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The Writer's Garret

BookMarks! Empathy: fishing in "A Different Pond" (In Person Workshop)

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During School Day, After School, Weekend
Online - Scheduled Live Instruction (synchronous)
2nd, 3rd, Talented/Gifted


Empathy is our ability to understand and experience how others feel. We can use our empathy to understand a situation and support our community. Participants in this workshop will explore the concept of empathy by finding examples of empathy while listening to the story of a young boy and his father going fishing early in the morning. Finally, they will write a short poem from the perspective of one of the characters and illustrate it

Students Will

  • Listen to a reading of A Different Pond by Bao Phi
  • Develop an understanding of empathy by discussing the characters' thought and actions
  • Write a short poem from the perspective of another person
  • Illustrate their poem
  • Share their poems and illustrations


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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