Reading & Writing Workshops

Local and Online Reading and Writing Workshops for Children, Teens, and Adults

Kelly Sage, a former middle/high school English teacher and certified writing facilitator through Women Writing for (a) Change, facilitates online and local reading and writing workshops for children, teens, and adults. Kelly spent ten years working with students in college prep and remedial classrooms. Much of her work focused on helping students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Her classes help readers and writers create and grow by nurturing interest, self-awareness, and connection. New classes are available each season.

Now registering for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

Online Reading Workshops

Connect with students from all over the country (and sometimes the world) in a fun, engaging, virtual classroom where reading, writing, and discussing high-interest literature allows students to practice and build reading comprehension skills, confidence, and the love of reading.


Reading Strategies: Building Reading Comprehension- An Introduction ~

In this hour-long introductory workshop to reading strategies, students will practice three good reading strategies: Connection, Prediction, and Commenting, using a shared text. These three strategies are often not used by struggling readers. The strategies not only allow a reader to engage and understand a text, they also make reading a lot more enjoyable.

As the class works through the text, students will be asked to share their findings and therefore will be helped, redirected, and gently (since the information is new) evaluated as they share.

Meets Online- 1 time for 60 minutes, Ages 10-15

Tuesday, November  14, 10 am- 11 am Eastern     Enroll
Sunday, November 26, 4 pm- 5 pm Eastern              Enroll
Thursday, December 7, 4 pm- 5 pm Eastern             Enroll
Thursday, December 14, 4 pm- 5 pm Eastern          Enroll


Reading Comprehension- Using Good Reading Strategies to Understand What We Read ~

In this 4-part series, students will learn a variety of reading strategies to help them better understand what they read. While reading a shared text out loud, the class will engage in pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading activities. The strategies not only allow a reader to engage and understand a text, they also make reading a lot more enjoyable. Once students know how to use these reading strategies, the strategies will be applicable to any text they are reading.

Thu Nov 2 – Nov 30 (no class on Thanksgiving) at 3pm-4pm Eastern- Enroll
Using reading strategies, discussion, pre-reading and post-reading activities, reluctant and struggling readers will be offered opportunities to improve their reading comprehension and enjoy a science fantasy classic.
* See detailed class description and outline this class’ webpage.


Thursday, Feb 1 – Mar 22,  4 pm – 5 pm Eastern- Enroll


Writing circles for youth and adults held locally in Bloomington, Indiana

Local Writing Workshops


Women Writing for (a) Change creative writing workshops for children and adults, in Bloomington, Indiana, uses writing as a tool to discover, craft, and find voice, story, and self.


Upcoming workshops Kelly Sage facilitates include:


Writing to Know Ourselves
Who: Teens and Young Women in Middle and High School
When: November 12th, and December 10th 2017; 1pm-4pm

Once a month, come gather with other writers to tell stories about our past, present, and future. We’ll use poetry and writing prompts, craft and create, listen to each other in a safe space, and discover how our writing can help shape our dreams and our lives.



Morning Homeschool Writing Circle: Harvesting Imagination
Who: Homeschoolers (co-ed), ages 9-14
When: 4 sessions, first Thursday of the month, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov 2, Dec 7; 10am-1pm (bring lunch)

Autumn, full of color and change, invites us to gather what we need before winter’s slow begins. Let’s harvest stories and words, inspiration, and ideas! Gather with other homeschoolers, the first Thursday of the month, to connect, play, write, and share in the abundance of our voices.



Wednesday Evening Class Preview for Women’s Semester Circle- Registration Closed
When: Wednesday, August 23, 7-9 pm

Wednesday Evening Core Women’s Circle – Registration Closed. Join us Winter 2018 
When: Wednesdays September 6  -December 6, 7-9:30 pm



Previous classes taught 


Private Tutoring

Local and Online through Outschool, Kelly Sage draws on her experience as a teacher, who has worked with students of all ages and abilities, to find and utilize strategies specific to the needs of each child.


One on one help is available for children who are having difficulty with:

  • reading

  • writing

  • organization

  • notetaking

  • test taking

  • studying

For more information and pricing, please contact Kelly Sage.


Regardless of where a child learns, learning doesn’t happen well in isolation. It takes a village and a multitude of resources. Check back often and be sure to subscribe to find out when new classes are being offered.

Curiosity Encouraged offers reading and writing workshops for children, teens, and adults.