The Teen-Centered Writing Club: Bringing Teens and Words Together

The Teen-Centered Writing Club: Bringing Teens and Words Together

by Constance Hardesty


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Build your teen community with a program that's irresistible—a teen writing club. Teens have primal urges to create and to connect. Now you can tap into those urges with the help of this comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a teen writing club in the school or public library. Featuring creative writing activities, with detailed planning advice, coaching tips, and culminating in performance/publishing ideas, this book makes it easy for you to create a place where teen writers connect with one another through words—written, spoken, sung, or even howled. Grades 6-12

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591585480
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Series: Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Constance Hardesty is a YA programming and book club specialist with more than 20 years' experience working with teens and adults in educational and recreational settings. From writing workshops for middle schoolers to CE courses for educators, she focuses on connecting people with ideas through the written word. She is the co-author of The Teen-Centered Book Club (Libraries Unlimited, 2006). Her writing has received several awards from the American Booksellers Association, National Parenting Publications Awards, Associated Press, and others.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword


Chapter 1: What's a Teen-Centered Writing Club?

Chapter 2: Nothing to It: Getting Started

Chapter 3: The Four Roles of Facilitator

Chapter 4: Core Elements of the Writing Club

Chapter 5: Writing Clubs for All

Chapter 6: The "You Are What You Write" Nonfiction Club

Chapter 7: Getting Crafty with Fiction

Chapter 8: Online Joins the Mix

Chapter 9: Grand Finales and Finishing Touches

Chapter 10: Measure Up! Evaluating the Program

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