COST - $20/hour


   I can work with a variety of age levels, but it's  best to have separate groups for elementary  and secondary grades. Students are expected  to bring pencils and paper. 




Grades 1-6  (1 hour)


  • Creating Characters - noticing personalities, learning to describe characters by their clothing, mannerisms, culture, and names. 
  •  Using Vibrant Words - moving beyond ordinary words, building better vocabulary with specific nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
  •  Developing Exciting Plots - keeping the reader interested by creating a problem and solving it, using sequence words, making a good ending.
  • Dressing Up Our Writing - knowing the importance of good grammar, spelling, and punctuation in our writing.

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Polliwog writing workshops 




Grades 7-12 (2 hours)


  • Advanced Teaching of Beginner Topics - character development, plot, setting, and theme.
  • Literary Techniques - choosing words to create mood and flow, learning to write in various genres. 
  • ​Responsibility of an Author - diligence of accuracy, writing quotations, being respectful to readers
  • Today's Writing World - a very literate world, ebooks, self-publishing, traditional publishing​​





Do your students drag their feet

when it comes time to write? 


Would you like them to get excited

about putting their thoughts into words? 


Are you interested in a writing workshop?


Polliwog Pages

Splash into Writing

THE NIGHT THAT SAVED NEW LANDIA

(written by students at Rockland Public Library)