Signum Academy Writing Club

Signum Academy Writing Club helps young people learn to express themselves through different styles of writing. Each week, students receive writing prompts from the club leader and create drafts based on the prompt or on their own long-term projects. During club meetings, they take part in interactive, encouraging workshops with the teacher and other student writers.  Monthly events such as  Worldbuilding Day, character interviews, or Flash Fiction Day deepen the writers’ skills and experience.

Why Writing Club?

We believe that it takes a group to raise a writer. The Signum Academy Writing Club provides just such a group to encourage aspiring writers. Our purposes in the Writing Club are:

  • To raise a group of writers who will inspire, who will give and gain confidence, and who will improve each other’s writing through peer evaluations and encouragement.
  • To make a community for all writers. We understand that a writer ranges from a poet to a lyricist, a short-story writer to a playwright, a novella crafter to a builder of new worlds. We welcome everyone.
  • To broaden and deepen writing skills whether for lifelong personal expression or to launch a professional career.

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Writing Club Details for Parents

Signum Academy Writing Club is created to help young authors learn how to express themselves creatively while receiving useful and constructive feedback. All writing club sessions are fully remote, providing a safe and flexible learning environment.

How Writing Club Works

  • Each writing club group will have no more than 7 members.
  • Members will receive weekly prompts from their group leader.
  • During the week, members will write a draft based on that week’s prompt or from their long-term projects.
  • Groups will meet for two 1-hour sessions each week using Signum’s digital campus software (primarily GoToWebinar).
  • At weekly sessions, members will share their writing and receive feedback from the leader and peers.

Note: A group consists of students from one of three grade ranges: 3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, and 9th – 12th grade.

What Kids and Teens Will Learn in Writing Club

  • Creative writing skills
  • Editing and revision skills
  • Constructive feedback skills
  • Cooperative discussion skills

Pricing

Writing Club costs $90/month (about $10/hour). Discounts available for multiple subscriptions. Learn more about Signum Academy club pricing here.

Writing Club and Learn Everywhere
(New Hampshire only)

Signum Academy Writing Club is approved to participate in the New Hampshire Department of Education’s Learn Everywhere program. This means that New Hampshire high school students can earn certificates in Writing Club that can be submitted for creative writing credits toward graduation.

This page provides information about class equivalencies and assessments as they relate to Writing Club. For general information and FAQs about Signum Academy’s participation Learn Everywhere, visit our Learn Everywhere page.

Expected Outcomes for Writing Club Students

Students who wish to receive a certificate toward Learn Everywhere credit will be assessed regularly based on their participation during weekly sessions. Every month, preceptors will prepare a progress report showing their advancement toward achieving four competencies in the following areas:

  • Storytelling to develop narratives based on real or imagined experiences
  • Building a Secondary World to convey story through imaginative invention and description
  • Revision Process to develop and strengthen writing through self-editing and feedback from others
  • Speaking and Listening to participate in collaborative discussion about the creative writing process

Student mastery of these competencies will be rated on a scale of 1-4 at both Beginning and Advanced levels. Students who achieve a 3 are understood to have attained mastery.

For a complete breakdown of how Writing Club progress is measured, please email [email protected] or use our contact form.

High School Credit Equivalents for Writing Club Topics

Students will be able to participate in Writing Club at one of two levels: Beginning and Advanced. The table below provides an overview of how Writing Club levels equate to New Hampshire high school creative writing classes.

Writing ClubLevelHigh School Class Equivalent
(½ credit)
Creative WritingBeginningIntro to Creative Writing
Creative WritingAdvancedAdvanced Creative Writing

 

Writing Club Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What kinds of prompts will members get in Writing Club?

The specific prompts that members will get may shift over time and will depend on who their club leader is.

Some examples of the types of prompts members might get include:

  • Short story based on a scene or opening line
  • Creative non-fiction about an event they remember
  • Poetry that uses a specific format or rhyme scheme
  • A piece of writing that utilizes a specific word, phrase, or writing technique (such as alliteration or metaphor)

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