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WordCraft 2: Journeying through Creative Writing

WordCraft 2: Journeying through Creative Writing

Enchants with a tapestry of narratives from Adventures, Science Fiction & Fantasy, to Fairytales & Folktales, blending literacy with the art of storytelling

Students traverse through epic landscapes, interact with mythical creatures, and embody legendary heroes, all through the immersive power of narrative. This course cultivates a love for reading, sharpens comprehension, and ignites the imagination, transforming students into active students in each story's unfolding drama, without the need for physical activity. It's a celebration of creativity, storytelling prowess, and the deep, intrinsic values embedded in literature.

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  • About WordCraft 2: Journeying through Creative Writing

    Aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) standards, WordCraft 2 offers young writers an engaging blend of advanced literacy activities and creative expression to deepen their understanding of literary concepts. This course combines imaginative writing prompts, interactive storytelling sessions, and in-depth genre exploration to immerse students in the world of creative writing. By delving into genres such as mystery, fables, and poetry, students will enhance their writing skills, expand their vocabulary, and unlock their creative potential. Each lesson is designed to be fun and interactive, encouraging students to express their thoughts and emotions while mastering advanced literary techniques.

  • Focus Areas

    Adventures: Students will embark on thrilling adventures, crafting stories filled with daring heroes, exciting quests, and dynamic action scenes. They will master the art of building tension and excitement, transforming each tale into a captivating journey.

    Science Fiction & Fantasy: Students will unleash their imaginations to create otherworldly science fiction and fantasy stories, exploring futuristic technologies, magical realms, and mythical creatures. They will learn to weave intricate plots and develop richly detailed settings, bringing their fantastical visions to life.

    Fairytales & Folktales: Students will delve into the enchanting world of fairytales and folktales, exploring classic stories and cultural narratives. They will identify key elements such as magical beings and moral lessons, crafting their own original tales that blend tradition with creativity.

  • Enhance Literary Engagement

    Students will improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary by engaging with a variety of stories, learning to decode adventures and unravel mysteries through narrative creativity.

  • Unleash Imagination

    Students will expand their imaginative and creative thinking by exploring a wide variety of literary genres.

  • Cultivate Narrative Skills

    Students will develop their narrative skills and creative expression by delving into a variety of genres, bringing to life stories of heroism, cunning, and magic.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and imaginative world of WordCraft 2, where students can dive into the art of creative writing through engaging activities and creativity. Each lesson is designed to make learning fun and interactive, encouraging students to explore while enhancing their literary skills and creativity.

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Heroic Quests: Writing Epic Adventures

Students will embark on epic quests, crafting stories with brave heroes, perilous journeys, and exhilarating action scenes. They will learn to create compelling narratives that build tension and excitement, making every adventure a gripping tale.

Alien Worlds: Creating Science Fiction Realms

Students will journey into the realm of science fiction, designing futuristic worlds filled with advanced technologies and alien species. They will develop skills in world-building and plot development, crafting stories that push the boundaries of imagination.

Magical Kingdoms: Weaving Fantasy Stories

Students will explore the enchanting genre of fantasy, creating magical kingdoms inhabited by mythical creatures and powerful sorcerers. They will learn to build richly detailed settings and intricate plots, bringing their fantastical stories to life.

Timeless Tales: Crafting Modern Fairytales

Students will reimagine classic fairytales and folktales, blending traditional elements with modern twists. They will identify key genre features such as magical beings and moral lessons, and use them to create their own original, captivating tales.

Mystery Masters: Writing Suspenseful Stories

Students will become mystery writers, crafting suspenseful tales filled with clues, red herrings, and unexpected twists. They will master the art of building suspense and developing intricate plots, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with each mystery they create.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

- We start with the "Engage Phase" to spark curiosity with captivating visuals and prompts.

- In the "Explore Phase," students set out on their educational journey with clear objectives, supported by an environment that embraces learning from mistakes.

- The "Explain Phase" delivers foundational knowledge that is often cross-curricular in nature.

- The "Elaborate Phase" involves hands-on projects and activities, with bonus crafts and literacy integrations.

- The journey culminates in the "Evaluate Phase," where students reflect on their achievements and connect their learning to real-world applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.