Write a Short Story!


Write a Short Story!

High School Level  (7th Grade and up)

Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

Meets: Thursdays 12:45-1:45 

Instructor: Sonya Hemmings

How to Write a Story, by Lee Roddy. Published by Institute for Excellence in Writing. Worksheets (inspired by this text) will be supplied by the instructor.

Credit: N/A

Prerequisites: IEW experience helpful but not required.


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Summer Session May 24th – July 2nd

This class is perfect for students who love to read, write and create! if you have a student who is always jotting down story ideas, creating characters, or role-playing, you’ll want to equip them to write well!

This six-week summer class that will take your student on a thorough tour of discovery as they learn, understand and implement the elements of writing a short story! Students will learn to write well and learn the basic elements of great story-telling, setting themselves up for success as they delve into literary analysis in high school and beyond!

Students will be guided step-by-step through:

  • setting
  • characters
  • plot
  • conflict
  • theme

This will guide students through the entire process of writing a successful short story, ending the class with a complete and well-structured short story!

When you read a short story, you come out a little more aware and a little more in love with the world around you. – George Saunders

Pair this class with Math, Chemistry, The Divine Comedy, or German Culture for a robust summer session of learning and fun.

Mrs. Sonya Hemmings will be teaching several classes in the fall, including National Latin Exam Prep, History , US Literature and Composition and Ancient History. Students love Mrs. Hemmings’s clear guidance and direction, kind and helpful assessments, and high standards of excellence.

Suggested (not required) Texts: IEW experience helpful, but not required.

This course is appropriate for high schoolers or for capable students in grades 7 and up who may want to earn high school credit in junior high. 


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