Classes & Resources

Curiosity Encouraged offers resources for families and teachers to help children love to learn. Whether at home or in the classroom, when curiosities are nurtured, children learn. Find classes- online and local, lesson plans, e-books, printables, and activities to engage and support all types of learners.

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Online Classes

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

Thursday, July 6, 3-4pm  Eastern $10        Enroll

Wednesday, July 12,  12- 1 pm Eastern, $10         Enroll

Thursday, June 13, 4- 5 pm Eastern, $10.        Enroll

Local Classes

Women Writing for a Change Bloomington IndianaWomen Writing for (a) Change creative writing workshops for children and adults in Bloomington, Indiana, offer writers opportunities to use writing as a tool to discover, craft, and use their voices.

Upcoming workshops Kelly Sage facilitates include:

Writing to Know Ourselves
Who: Teens and Young Women in Middle and High School
When: 4 sessions, the second Sunday of the month, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th, and December 10th 2017; 1pm-4pm
Cost: $120 for the four-part series or $35 per single class

Participants are encouraged to sign up for the series. 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)
Cost: $120 for the four-part series or $35 per single class ~This is a four part series, and you are encouraged to register for the series.

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
When: Wednesday, August 23 7-9 pm
Cost: $25.00

Wednesday Evening Core Women’s Circle  
When: Wednesdays September 6  -December 6   7-9:30 pm
Cost: $338; $50 deposit required. Early Bird rate good until July 15, 2017
No class during Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 22)

To register and find out about more workshops visit the Women Writing for (a) Change website.

Previous classes taught 

Shop English Lessons and Activities

Use reader response bookmarks to help students practice their good reading strategies.

Unit for using Avatar to teach colonialism.


Use this short story printable to help students examine a short story's structure.

Find resources for teaching and facilitating middle and high school English in the Curiosity Encouraged Teachers Pay Teachers Store! 


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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 to find new ideas, classes, and ways to learn, and let me know if you’re not finding something you’re looking for! Maybe we can find it or create it together.