The Authors Club

What do you wonder about? In this year's Authors Club students will write a short story with factual text. Using the mentor text George's Secret Key to the Universe, students will discover how to make their writing creative and use researched facts. Students will also learn from published authors how to use their imagination and how to research facts for their story. 

Grade Level: Entering 3–6
Dates and Time: June 5–9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Location: Brigham Young University
Tuition: $220.00

Tuition includes five days of instruction, writing materials, the book "George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Stephen Hawkins, a T-shirt, lunch and snacks.

Tentative Daily Schedule

9:00–9:30 a.m. Scribble
9:30–10:15 a.m. Mini-lesson with mentor text
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break/snacks
10:30–11:30 a.m. Writing time
11:30 a.m.–noon Sharing

Additional activities include a guest author visit and a publishing party that parents can come to.

Sponsored by Brigham Young University's College of Humanities and BYU Continuing Education.

Monique FausettMonique Fausett has been teaching elementary grades for 19 years. She currently teaches sixth grade at Timpanogos Intermediate School in the Wasatch School District. Monique is a Central Utah Writing Project fellow and has taught summer writing camps for the past two summers. She resides in the small town of Wallsburg, located up Provo Canyon. Monique loves to read, write, go for walks, and spend time with her family.

Penny GardnerPenny Gardner has several years of experience as an elementary teacher, including one year as a full-time writing teacher for grades one to five. Penny has presented workshops on nature journaling to parents across the country. She participated in the Central Utah Writing Project in the summer of 2011. She is excited to combine her experiences as she leads this summer writing camp for young children. Penny is the mother of six and grandmother of four.