Power of the Pen is a creative writing club, where narrative writing skills are reinforced and practiced in a casual setting. The club is open to all students. Students meet after school from 3:15-4pm, every other Monday. During meetings, there is a short mini-lesson that gives students a daily focus, substantial writing time, and then a volunteer share at the end.
For 7 & 8 Grade students, there is the option to compete with writers from other districts. Try-outs for the competition team are required; six (6) writers from each grade level are chosen. The competition team meets from 4-4:30pm, every other Monday, following the club meeting. Writers on the Competition Team could compete anywhere between one to three times throughout the year. Competitions occur on Saturdays, so there is travel and extra cost involved.
Grades: 6, 7, 8