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After School Writing Workshops in Beacon to Begin January 3, 2011

After School Writing Workshops to Begin January 3, 2010

Creative Writing, School/Content Area Writing, Peer Coaching

Offered by Susan Ruckdeschel, local author of Peer Coaching for Adolescent Writers, Educator, National Educational Consultant

Workshops will focus on cultivating thoughtful, reflective writing ideas for school and for fun. Students can bring in writing
from any content area to continue working on in sessions, or begin with fresh
ideas developed in the workshops under Susan’s direction. With over 20 years of educational experience,
Susan Ruckdeschel has been conducting student writing workshops throughout New
York State since 1991. She has been, and
remains committed to, helping young writers reach their highest writing
potential. Most recently, she wrote Peer Coaching for Adolescent Writers, a
how-to book published by Corwin Press, designed to aid teachers in using the
same successful practices Susan uses with her students to help them develop as
writers. Registration information can be found at:

Literacy Solutions – 28 Wilkes Street, Beacon, NY 12508



Workshop Focus

2, 3


4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Content ‘n Creativity: Students will be taken through activities that cultivate writing ideas, and then work on creative writing projects to
publish in an anthology or in another identified children’s publication

4, 5


4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Content ‘n Creativity: Students will be provided assistance with developing and working on written projects for school, as well as create
new writing products for fun. Goals
will include polishing up drafts to work them into final products.

6 - 8

M - Thursday

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Content ‘n Creativity: Students will work on classroom writing projects, as well as newly created material. Using the peer coaching method, students
will work drafts into finished products for classroom submission or for

2 - 8

Monday - Thursday

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Creative Writing: Sessions 1 and 2 will focus on developing drafts of any genre (even school work). Sessions 3 – 5 will use and develop the student peer coaching method to finalize drafts as they work into finished

**Workshops will be held on-site at 28 Wilkes Street, across from Memorial Park

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