Story Ninja: Narrative Writing

From: $43.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 5th–6th

Live Class: Thurs. 11:30–12:15 p.m. ET
Chat Wed @ 6:30 p.m. ET (optional)

Dates:  Jan 13–Feb 3 (winter session)

Mar 10–Mar 31 (spring session)

Price: $99

Instructor:  Sigmund Brouwer


Course Description

Story Ninja is a writing workshop for kids developed by bestselling, award-winning author Sigmund Brouwer. To date, more than 1 million students have attended one of Sigmund’s workshops. We are delighted to bring his high-energy, humorous, and motivational teaching approach to Aim Academy.

By the end of this four week workshop, your 5th–6th graders will turn their daydreams into amazing stories that readers can’t put down. This live course takes Story Ninjas from start-to-finish through the process of writing their own short story. The resources include activity sheets, free e-books, and Story Ninja books in PDF form for printout by the students.

Course Structure

Live meetings via Zoom weekly. Additionally, students may attend a weekly chat Sigmund holds for all his writing students on Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. ET. Students also receive two recorded lesson weekly and can interact with Sigmund via the course discussion boards.

Important: Student work is not graded or reviewed by Sigmund. No assignments are turned in. The workshop includes the live and recorded video sessions, the weekly chat, and discussion boards for interaction with the author and other students.

Who should enroll?

Students in 5th–6th grades who are interested in learning to write from a bestselling author and former struggling student.  No previous writing experience is required.

Technology Requirements

  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and working microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lecture

Evaluation and Feedback

This class does not provide evaluation of the student’s written work. Students can talk with Sigmund about their writing projects during the weekly chat session, but assignments are not turned in for grading.


Students will receive a welcome letter with further instructions upon enrollment.

Required Texts


All materials are provided by the teacher.


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Instructor Bio

Sigmund Brouwer

SIGMUND BROUWER writes for both children and adults. He is the bestselling author of dozens of titles, with close to 4 million books in print in multiple languages. He has won the Christy Book of the Year and the Arthur Ellis awards, as well as been nominated for two of the prestigious TD Children’s Literature Awards and the Red Maple Award. His Rock and Roll Literacy presentation has reached over a million students across North America. He is also co-founder of the Young Writers’ Institute with its ‘Story Ninja’ approach to tap into the power of story as the foundational way to engage and motivate students in narrative, expository, and essay writing.

Sigmund’s author site

Sigmund’s classes

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