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.
This live four week workshop takes your 5th–6th grade Story Ninjas from start-to-finish through the completion of their own non-fiction picture book. This fun and nontraditional approach teaches the skills need for expository and report writing. Resources in include activity sheets, free e-books, and the Story Ninja books in PDF form for students to download and print.
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.
- 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.