The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation

Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 3rd + 4th graders | Indian Shoes


The Library Foundation


3rd - 4th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021


10:00am - 11:30am CDT




Gayleen R.


8 students

Class Experience

In this workshop, students will discuss a variety of story elements including character, plot, point of view, dialog, pacing, outlining, revision and more. Students will read the book INDIAN SHOES by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia L. Smith during this workshop. The story will be used to illustrate and discuss elements of fiction, progressing chapter by chapter through the book over the course of the workshop. Students have their choice of working on different stories each day, or one continuous story throughout the workshop. Copies of the book will be sent to each student and are included in the cost of registration!

ABOUT THE BOOK: What do Indian shoes look like, anyway? Like beautiful beaded moccasins... or hightops with bright orange shoelaces?
Ray Halfmoon prefers hightops, but he gladly trades them for a nice pair of moccasins for his grampa. After all, it's Grampa Halfmoon who's always there to help Ray get in and out of scrapes—like the time they teamed up to pet sit for the whole block during a holiday blizzard! Award-winning author Cynthia Leitich Smith writes with wit and candor about a boy and his grandfather, sharing all their love, joy, and humor.

- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive.
- Workshops are capped at 8 students maximum.
- Each student will be assigned a Google Drive folder where they can upload their work for additional instructor feedback and communication.
- The time listed on this registration page will be the time of your 1.5-hour workshop on Zoom. All workshops are listed in the Central Time Zone.
- Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email from The Library Foundation’s programs manager, Kate Kelly, with more information about your specific workshop.
- This program runs for three weeks, M-F. Registration covers this entire three-week period. There are no drop-in options or prorated rates.
- Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis to meet demonstrated financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Badgerdog camps page or email for more information.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.