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    College Prep Writing for High School and Middle School Aged Students

    Write 500 words a week with the skilled guidance of published writer and young author mentor, Thais Derich. Email 500 words on Sunday. Receive an email response with professional feedback and encouragement on Monday. I have an artist’s eye for creativity and a teacher’s eye on writing skills and grammar. What are you working on? -Practice for your college essay. -Practice …

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  • Thank you so much, Thais, for such attention to detail with Maya on her writing. She absolutely loved writer’s workshop, and, in particular, you! She was already a gifted writer, but became more confident in her writing and speaking to audiences because of you! Thank you! – Kaitlyn O., parent
  • What! The hour is already over? – Polina G., student
  • If there’s a silly part in a story it’s a very good story. – Annie N., student., student
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    Save Your Mondays After School!

    The day has been set! Mill Valley school district’s enrichment program has set the date for the next writer’s workshop. Mondays after school. I’m planning some fun writing activities. My workshop is run through the Mill Valley after-school enrichment program. I’ll most likely keep this day and time all year so plan your after-school activities accordingly. I can’t wait to …

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    Classroom Haiku Poetry Workshop

    Everyone in Ms. Ingle’s class wrote a Haiku poem! As part of their poetry unit, I came in as a special guest to teach the students about Haiku poetry. Every student composed his or her own original poem following the 5-7-5 syllable per-line haiku tradition. Cost $200. Includes a 40-minute group lesson and two one-hour small group rotations. Please allow …

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    5th Grader Writes About A Big Moment

    A Volleyball Season by Anna It was the first game of the playoffs and my team, The Mount Carmel Baby Ducks, were in 3rd place. We had won the first set and the opposing team had won the second set. Volleyball sets only go up to 25 points and we were tied in the third set 24-24. A tie-breaker! The …

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  • Polina Haiku Dragon

    3rd Grader, Polina, Writes This Haiku Poem About A Dragon

    Fearless Dragon A fearless dragon, black, glimmering in sunlight Saving me from harm. Come join us at one of my next workshops!

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