This past week in Amazing Amy’s Writing Club our two groups had fun creating their own comics and in the Junior club their own spring poems.
For our older writers who meet on Monday we learned a little bit about telling a story through images and pictures. For inspiration we read Stick by Steve Breen
to see how the pictures told the story more than the words did. Also, one of our writers was kind enough to share his own collection of comics for further inspiration. We discussed developing a backstory for our characters, as well as practiced drawing our characters so they had a continuity throughout all of our panels. You can check out a few examples of their comics by clicking here.
Then on Thursday for our Junior Club we decided to celebrate the start of Spring and National Children’s Poetry Day by writing our own Spring poems. We read A Child’s Calendar by John Updike and a few selections from Julie Andrew’s A Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year for examples of Spring poems.
Then we discussed what one might hear, see, taste, feel, and smell during Spring. We listed such things as rain, flower petals, and jelly beans to name a few. You can check out our Spring poems by clicking here. All in all, really great work from all of our writers!