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Marvel-ous Agents of the Pen

Posted by on June 1, 2015

After a year of talking about it, I am finally leading a tween writing group at my local library! I have a confession to make – I love working with tweens. They have conquered all the basic skills, they are beginning to have real higher level thinking, and they still (usually) adore their teachers. It is a magical time when you can see that your interactions are actually making a difference in the adults they will become. It is also a bit daunting, which is why I am thankful I only have to serve as a role model for two hours a week…..

In keeping with the summer reading theme of superheroes, we decided to call our group MAP: Marvel-ous Agents of the Pen. (I have already come up with my superhero code name – Flash Fiction. I can’t wait to see what names the kids create!) Our program is all about igniting creativity and becoming a better storyteller. It isn’t about a 5-paragraph essay, punctuation, or how to improve your grades.  I was afraid that the non-academic tone would turn off parents, but our two 4-week sessions are already fully booked! I hope that we are beginning to course-correct away from test scores being the end-all, be-all. It takes many different kinds of people to create a thriving society and we won’t get those if we  push everyone down the same path.

Viva la différence!

artwork by Clara D, age 13

artwork by Clara D, age 13

 

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