Writing Club is an opportunity for fifth and sixth-grade students to focus on writing beyond classroom assignments. In the fall, students work on creative pieces of their own choosing. In the spring, the group focuses on journalism and produces The Harrison Middle School Survival Handbook, "written by fifth graders for future fifth graders." Sixth graders work on other writing pursuits.
We meet after school on the last school Thursday of each month (until 3:30 p.m.). All students with an interest in writing are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet outside room 104. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and their own snacks, although we will have paper and rudimentary munchies. Students may also see Ms. Agell during a drop-in time on Mondays at 9:20 AM. Writers may share writing with Ms. Agell any time, electronically or by hand delivery. The Poem Booth, for example, is always hungry! Students who are writing a great deal may be pulled out of class for a writing conference, at the convenience of the classroom teacher and Ms. Agell.
Who May Participate:
5th and 6th-grade students may participate.