Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education
As a result of this program our 6th grade students and those who attend the open house at Beltrami County Historical Society will improve their writing skills, be inspired to write with historical imagination, or appreciate historical fiction writing as a valuable part of the arts in Minnesota. Durbin's writing workshop will address our school's writing goals with creative, artistic quality. Our students will carry this awareness and skill forward in their academic endeavors. Our teachers will use an informal survey of student comments regarding their level of satisfaction with the writers' workshop as well as growth through participation in the process. Teachers will also use a rubric to evaluate the writing process and product for each writer. Teachers will compare pre and post student writing looking for improvement in creativity and story elements. At the open house, participants will be asked to comment on their satisfaction with program offered.
Mr. Durbin's teaching was a success as measured by student's enthusiastic response towards the artist during class, follow up writing, discussion after the event. The follow up historical short story writing was completed by almost all students. Rubric attached. Teachers expressed satisfaction with Mr. Durbin's consistent quality instruction and engagement with students and their writing. He honors student writing during the workshop.
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