Creative Writing Class

Writing short stories or novels is a fun and creative way for students to grow their literacy skills. In this class, students will write short stories, read excerpts from several different literary styles, and use these as context to find their own literary voice. We will work on developing and creating characters while imagining an exciting and inventive plot. Students will bond as a community of budding writers and present their work to one another, culminating in a take-home booklet full of students’ publications!

About our teacher Jamie Govoni: Jamie Govoni founded the Right Approach to Education in 2010. She is a graduate from the University of Vermont's prestigious child education program. She was named Student Teacher of the Year in 2002 by university faculty. Jamie moved to California in 2003 and taught middle school for four years. Becoming disenchanted with the state's insistence of teaching children based on standardized testing, Jamie sought alternative teaching methods. Combining her training from a Bay Area Waldorf teacher program with her knowledge of traditional teaching styles, Jamie's teaching methods form The Right Approach to Education. She specializes in all subject areas from K-8, students with learning disabilities, and SAT/ACT English and writing. 

To sign up, fill out this questionnaire and email Jamie 


 Zoom Class

Grade: 4th to 5th Grade

Orientation 11/5/20, 3:30-4pm

Class Dates/Time: Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Cost: Free (Sponsored by Opening Doors PTA)


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