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The Library Foundation Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 5th + 6th graders | PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 5th + 6th graders | PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT

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The Library Foundation


The Library Foundation Badgerdog Book Crush Online Workshop for 5th + 6th graders | PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT
Ages

5th - 6th grade

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022

10 classes
Time

10:00am - 11:30am CDT

Location

Online

Capacity

15 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


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 PLAYING THE CARDS YOU'RE DEALT by  local Austin author Varian Johnson 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: 

Ten-year-old Anthony Joplin has made it to double digits! Which means he’s finally old enough to play in the spades tournament every Joplin Man before him seems to have won. So while Ant’s friends are stressing about fifth grade homework and girls, Ant only has one thing on his mind: how he’ll measure up to his father’s expectations at the card table.

Then Ant’s best friend gets grounded, and he’s forced to find another spades partner. And Shirley, the new girl in his class, isn’t exactly who he has in mind. She talks a whole lot of trash — way more than his old partner. Plus, he’s not sure that his father wants him playing with a girl. But she’s smart and tough and pretty, and knows every card trick in the book. So Ant decides to join forces with Shirley — and keep his plans a secret.

Only it turns out secrets are another Joplin Man tradition. And his father is hiding one so big it may tear their family apart…


ADDITIONAL INFO: 

- These workshops will require campers to have access to Zoom and GoogleDrive. 

- Workshops are capped at 15 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, Katherine Lamb, with more information about your specific workshop.

 - This program runs for two weeks, M-F. Registration covers this entire two-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 klamb@austinlibrary.org for more information.

Other Things To Know

Cancellation Policy

Please contact Katherine Lamb at klamb@austinlibrary.org for specific inquiries about cancellation. Full information is available on our website at Badgerdog Creative Writing Camps


How To Participate

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