Reading & Writing Workshops

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

Now registering for 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

Sunday, January 28, 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern-     Enroll

Friday, February 9, 4:30-5:30 pm Eastern-       Enroll

Sunday, March 4, 4:30-5:30 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.

NEW- This is an ongoing series. Students will need to enroll in each 4-week section. Class materials and activities will change for each section.


Sunday, February 4-25, 4:30-5:30 Eastern- Enroll

Sunday, March 11-April 8 (no class April 1), 4:30-5:30 Eastern- Enroll

NEW for 2018!! A Wrinkle in Time – A Novel Study for Reluctant and Struggling Readers~ Outschool

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 .  Sorry- this class is full.



Local Writing Workshops


Writing Circles for young women and homeschoolers in Bloomington Indiana

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:


Morning Homeschool Writing Circle: Feeding the Creative Spirit

Creativity is born out of something: a walk in the woods, inspiration from a story, a vacation, or the journey that is daily life. Using poetry to guide us, we’ll honor and explore our creative spirits. We’ll write what wells up in us: the silly stories, the sad ones, the observant and reflective ones. We will learn to listen to the stories others have to tell, to lift them up and together nourish our creativity.

Who: Homeschoolers (co-ed), ages 9-14
When: 4 sessions, first Thursday of the month, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3; 10am-1pm


Wednesday Evening Core Women’s Circle – Winter 2018 

“Core writing circles for adult women are the heart of what we offer at WWf(a)C. Presented as 13-week programs each fall and spring, these creative writing circles welcome women who are interested in making a weekly commitment to enriching their writing lives.

Each class session is two and a half hours long.  Certified facilitators offer prompts, activities, readings and other resources to support writing practice, encourage new creative forays, or inspire ongoing projects. Each participant is encouraged to choose and develop her own subject matter and explore this in whatever form they wish.

Weekly structure provides solitary writing time, sharing in large and small groups, and the regular opportunity to read aloud to a receptive audience. Journaling, memoir, poetry, and fiction are all welcome in the core class format. Writers learn to give and receive useful feedback to one another based on each woman’s motivation and intentions. Class size for the core circles is limited to 16.”

When: Wednesdays January 31- May 2, 7-9:30 pm


Previous classes taught 

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.


Kelly Sage is 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.

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