Imagine yourself as a book

What would be the most interesting story that you would share?

Introducing the Buddy the Book® Workshop

Writing Enrichment for Elementary-Aged Students

The Buddy the Book® Workshop includes a read-aloud of The Book

That Wanted to be Read as well as a follow-up, writing activity. In

this activity, each student will create an illustrated text in a Story

Booklet. Optional curriculum material is provided in PDF format

to assist with writing narrative, opinion, and informative texts.

Introducing the Buddy the Book® Workshop

Writing Enrichment for Elementary-Aged Students

The Buddy the Book® Workshop includes a read-aloud of The Book That Wanted to be Read as well as a follow-up, writing activity. In this activity, each student will create an illustrated text in a Story Booklet. Optional curriculum material is provided in PDF format to assist with writing narrative, opinion, and informative texts.

The Story Booklet

The Story Booklets are printed in the shape of a “Book Character” and have legs and moveable arms. What would you look like as a book?

Designed Booklet
Booklet Front
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Booklet Inside
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Booklet Back

The Buddy the Book® Workshop provides a framework that can be applied to almost any writing project. It can be used in the daytime classroom to complement an existing curriculum, or it can stand as its own tuition-based enrichment class.

The curriculum material that we offer with this program aligns with Arizona’s ELA standards for 2nd-5th grade writing and was developed using feedback from over 50 teachers and administrators.

Narrative, Opinion, & Informative Text

Use the Buddy the Book® Workshop to facilitate narrative, opinion, and informative writing. By first imagining themselves or another individual as a book, the students can approach their projects in a unique and engaging way. Here are a few examples:

Example Writing Projects

Isaac Ost the Book shares a story
about a seed that grew out of a toilet.

Susan B. Anthony the Book shares an
informative essay about social activism.

Elon Musk the Book shares an opinion
text arguing that we should move to Mars.

The Book Characters that you create and the texts that are shared through these perspectives are only limited by your imagination. If you would like to get your school or district involved, please email Isaac Ost at isaac@craftedthought.com.

Tuition-Based Enrichment Classes

Beginning in March of 2020, the Buddy the Book® Workshop will be offered as a tuition-based enrichment class. Our instructors are seasoned elementary school teachers, whom are recruited from public, private, and charter schools in the cities or towns where these classes take place. Take a look at our upcoming classes and enroll today!

Spring 2020 Enrichment Classes

City of Goodyear Parks & Recreation
After School Class; Mar. 23 – Apr. 13
4-Week Session, 1 class a week

Town of Queen Creek Parks & Recreation
After School Class; Mar. 23 – Apr. 13
4-Week Session, 1 class a week

City of Mesa Parks & Recreation
After School Class; Mar. 26 – Apr. 16
4-Week Session, 1 class a week

To learn more about our upcoming enrichment and special interest classes, click the button below or email Isaac Ost at isaac@craftedthought.com.

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Buddy the Book® Instructors

Each Buddy the Book® instructor is recruited from public, private, and/or charter schools nearby the facility at which the classes will be hosted. Our instructors have extensive experience in teaching writing and other subjects to elementary-aged students.

Linda Hall (Goodyear)

Writing with her students has been a passion of Linda’s for the past 40 years. Having worked with students from preschool through 8th grade, Linda has extensive experience with teaching children of all capabilities. Most recently, she spent 12 years teaching for the Litchfield Elementary School District. Click HERE to learn more about enrolling in one of Linda’s Buddy the Book® classes in Goodyear, AZ.

Pam Clabaugh (Mesa)

Pam Clabaugh has over 15 years of teaching experience. She has a diverse teaching background and has taught special education, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Now, she is teaching 4th grade at Falcon Hill Elementary, which is part of the Mesa Public School District. Click HERE to learn more about enrolling in one of Pam’s Buddy the Book® classes in Mesa, AZ.

Krissy McLean (Queen Creek)

Krissy McLean has over 15 years of teaching and educational leadership experience. Among several administrative and managerial roles, Krissy has taught students of various grade levels in the elementary setting. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School. Click HERE to learn more about enrolling in one of Krissy’s Buddy the Book® classes in Queen Creek, AZ.

Enroll in a Class Today!

Right now, we are offering tuition-based classes throughout a number of cities in Arizona. In the coming months, we are expanding to other states throughout the US. Click the button below and learn how to enroll in a Buddy the Book® class today!

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