Writing RULES at Paris School!
This exciting co-curricular builds writing, illustration, and presentation skills in our youngest learners. Nearly 100% of Paris School’s primary students (more than 100 in all!) choose to write and illustrate an original book during Writers Club each January. Students investigate topics and develop story outlines and preliminary drafts in class then complete their masterpieces during after-school and weekend workshops. Parents and family members are encouraged to assist their student(s) in this process; however, our dedicated Writers Club advisors and volunteers are also available to support our young authors.
Writers Club participants may choose to submit their finished book to the PBS Go! Writers Contest sponsored by Milwaukee Public Television. More than 700 entries are judged annually with winners’ books earning the prestigious honor of being aired for one year as part of MPTV’s children’s programming lineup. Since our Writers Club inception in 2005, our school has enjoyed eleven-years of prize honors in this competition! Some of our recent winning titles and authors are:
All students who create a book are honored at our Writer’s Club celebration each May. This special evening features participant recognition followed by sharing sessions where each author proudly reads his or her book to a small group of fellow writers and family members. The evening wraps up with book signings and refreshments.
Paris School students eagerly await Writers Club time each year and, when older, look back fondly on the books they created as young writers. Their books are a source of Panther Pride when completed…and become precious keepsakes as the years march on!