YWI: Summer Story Writing

From: $60.00 / month for 3 months

Grades: 4th–6th

Live Class: Thurs. 12:30–1:30 p.m. ET

Dates:  July 11–Aug 26

Price: $149

Instructor:  Sigmund Brouwer


Course Description

In this seven-week workshop students will write a complete short story with the option to publish it in a class anthology ebook. This course takes Story Ninjas from start-to-finish through the process of writing their own short story. Classroom discussion boards will let students peer edit and give encouragement to each other. The resources include activity sheets, free e-books, and Story Ninja books in PDF form for printout by the students.

Course Structure

One live meeting per week where students interact with Sigmund via chat and Q&A. Students also receive two recorded lessons weekly and can interact with Sigmund via the course discussion boards.

Who should enroll?

Students in 4th–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

Though not graded, students do receive feedback on their assignments. Students can also talk with Sigmund about their writing projects during the live class and via the discussion boards. Students receive a certificate of achievement signed by Sigmund at the completion of the course.


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.

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