Term: Summer 2022 - Special Summer Session (05/23/2022 - 08/28/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|8:15am - 3:30pm
In Celebration of Readers and Writers: The Infusion of Movement, Merriment, and Joy
“I like coming to school because there is always something to look forward to.”
~ Kadi, 5th grader
Routines are what make a classroom run and what could be better than built-in celebrations that students not only look forward to, but plan for? A celebratory culture of movement, voice and choice engages us in laughter, pleasure and yes, even healing. Starting small, affirmations can take just a few minutes and may eventually lead up to larger events such as a more carefully planned Literary Tea inviting family and friends to join in community over books and words.
In this course we will read and write a variety of diverse short texts including young adult novels in verse, picture books, poetry, flash fiction and more. We will then bring these readings and writings to life through multi-modal expressions of the visual, linguistic, spatial, aural, and gestural to deepen comprehension, connection, collective creativity, and engagement. Some of these include:
Speed Date Share
LOUD Around the Room
“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they’re valued." Sir Ken Robinson
*This course will run 4 days the week of July 4th and then meet again for one day later in the summer to share final celebrations together virtually.
Field Coordinator of the Writers’ Academy and the Learning through Teaching Programs, Tomasen M Carey is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of New Hampshire where she is the Field Coordinator of the Learning Through Teaching Program and Director of UNH Writers Academy for youth. She is the voice behind the blog, Conversation Education (https://conversationeducation.com/) where she shares resources, questions the current state of education, and reflects on her work and her own literary life.