Today’s author for the author talk was Danielle Battaglia, a reporter from the News and Record. She talked about her experience as a crime investigative reporter to help the campers understand how to better their writing. She discussed about the who, what, where, when, why, and how, and how they are important to a story.
As the end of the first week of camp begins to wind down, some of the groups come up with a strategy for the end of camp. By the end of camp, the campers should have a finished product uploaded to their choice of medium, and will share their stories.
Campers work hard on their stories, and when inspiration strikes, it’s hard to step away. The 4-5 group worked on their stories with complete focus, and drew inspiration from the author talks and the trip to the museum for their stories.
Many of the campers like to write fictional stories, but others like to write non fiction pieces. The 3-4 group has a lot of students that wish to create non fiction stories on their favorite topics, such as animals, sports, and activities.
One of the groups during the afternoon session is the podcasting group. The campers can learn about the basics and uses of podcasting to inspire them for their stories. They can learn how to use sound effects and voice acting to bring their stories to life through sound.
The K-2 group’s plan towards the end of camp.
The 4-5 group works diligently on their stories with an assistant giving them advice.
The 3-4 group works on their stories.
The 6th grade returned from their trip to the museum and squeeze in a few minutes of writing.
A camper from the K-2 group shares his brainstorming page and explains his writing process through images.
Several campers from Podcasting work together to act out a skit made by one of their peers inspired by investigative podcasts.