Jack offers creative writing and literature Zoom sessions for all ages: from primary grade picture books, to elementary and middle grade journals and short stories, high school short stories, novels, and memoirs.
In addition, Jack has specific teacher writing workshops for all grade levels.
Picture Book Zoom
The focus for this lesson is on creating picture books using all the “elements of writing” within a well-organized “beginning, middle, ending” story structure. Of course, it all begins with creating great characters like… ROTTEN RALPH!
Short Story Zoom
This lesson focuses on my writing handbook for students: Writing Radar and how to set up the writer’s journal in order to capture great ideas from personal experience, how to write a first draft, and how to bring structure and the elements-of-writing together for a well-organized and polished story.
Books covered include the Newbery Award Winning Dead End in Norvelt, the “Joey Pigza” series of novels and
Audible “Joey Pigza” recordings, and the “Jack Henry” series of autobiographical short stories.
Memoir & Novel Zoom
Writing workshops for upper grades cover setting up a writer’s journal to a full range of writing forms. Books covered include: The Trouble in Me, Desire Lines, and the Printz/Sibert Honor award winning Hole in My Life.
For more information use the Contact Form on the website. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and dates/times requested, and any particular interests and writing goals.