Below are examples of lesson plans we have used at our workshops. For an explanation of our teaching philosophy, please visit Curriculum
Writing Workshop on Scars
Scars are not only a mark of having been hurt, they also represent healing and learning to live with things we have gone through.
- Check In: What’s your favorite scar?
- Brainstorm: Use a board to brainstorm different injuries experienced by participants. They can be physical or non-physical injuries.
- Prompt 1: Free write about a scar you have.
- Ghostline: The day I got this scar…
- Prompt 2: Free write about something that has ‘left a mark on you’ – something that has changed you or something you will never forget.
- Ghostline: I will never forget…
Writing Workshop on Seasons
The seasons are a great point of entry for new writers because we all physically and emotionally experience the seasons in some capacity.
- Check In: What’s your favorite season?
- Brainstorm: Use a board to brainstorm different seasons or phases we have gone through in our lives. Consider styles, interests, personality traits, growth, relationships, etc.
- Prompt 1: What is or was a season in your life?
- Ghost line: The season of _____ began…
- Prompt 2: When or how did this season end?
- Ghost line: The season of _____ ended…