In this engaging and hands-on workshop, we will move through the process of creating a zine, a multi-genre miniature magazine with a central theme or topic published by hand. Participants will:
Learn to use literature as mentor texts for low-stakes, creative writing springboards
Participate in writing from these springboards, compiling several written pieces surrounding a theme of their choice
Learn a book-making technique in order to publish their zines
Leave prepared to introduce zines to students in order to incorporate genres outside the standards-based formats of informational, opinion, and narrative writing
Kate Woodbridge is a 2012 Red Clay Writing Project Fellow and teacher consultant teaching third grade in Decatur, Georgia. She is a recent Fund For Teachers Scholar and will be traveling to Ecuador with her team to develop a case study on economics. From Pennsylvania, Woodbridge spent four years teaching in Athens, Georgia before moving to Atlanta in 2013. She writes often, and when she's not enjoying the outdoors, she's making messes with her art supplies!
This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series and is an opportunity for teachers to receive in-depth training on important literacy education issues from teacher consultants who are experienced presenters and experts in their fields.
Registration and cancellation deadline: March 16
Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.