Creative Writing classes for children

Ages: 8-14
Location: Bengallee School Churchgate
Time: Mon through Fri : 4-5 and 5-6pm
Maximum size of each age group: 8-10 students
RSVP: 98676 94029
Focus on: Narrative Descriptive writing, Thinking through Planning and Structuring writing, Building and Expanding Vocabulary, strong focus on Reading with books given(access to extensive class Library with modern Indian American and British chidren's books and Classics) and encouragement of child's individual style and creativity. Both talented and struggling writers nurtured. Check website for samples of work done by children in class and credentials of teacher.

Shhhhh.............!

This is an example of a repetition poem where the child is given a stem sentence that is repeated over and over again.Most kids love the freedom to complete each line in a different way - but look at the last 2 lines and what Anushri has done to what might have been a simple childish poem!

Shhhhh.............!

It was so quiet that I heard the chattering of an ant.

It was so quiet that I heard the breath of a soaring eagle.

It was so quiet that I heard the smile on her lips.

It was so quiet that I heard the blink of a swimming octopus.

It was so quiet that the doorbell seemed like terrifying thunder.

It was so quiet that a baby's crying might as well be a violent storm.

It was so quiet that the gushing of river water could be the roar of a ferocious lion.

It was so quiet that the honks of passing cars could burst any eardrum.

And so the quietness ripped my organs. And so the quietness tore my soul.

And so the quietness crushed my essence. And so the quietness was the cause of my death.

- Anushri Jhunjhunwala (13 years)