Middle School Students Get Creative!
Our 7th graders have been taking part in a Creative Writing Workshop held once a month at our office. Film and television writer, Haley Fisher, developed the workshop exclusively for Determined To Succeed. They love working with Haley and her specials guests, all of whom are professional writers. During the Workshop, students are given fun, engaging writing assignments that they have a couple of weeks to complete. Haley reviews the assignments with the students at the following session.
Sadly, there is little attention and time paid to writing in the LAUSD; this has resulted in even the most basic writing skills not being taught effectively. To quote Haley, “There were some dominant themes which were both poignant and enlightening. Lots of teenage drama, prejudice, gangs…Throughout the year, I’m going to get them to focus on the things that affect each individual student the most”.
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