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Adventures in Creative Writing (Adventure Genre): You Can Write a Vivid Story!

These creative writing sessions inspire struggling and avid writers, as we brainstorm story ideas and imagery (+similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration & personification) about an adventure picture, and write and share our stories.
Alaina Bell Gao
354 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 33 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Thu, Dec 1

Meets Once per week
2:00 – 2:50 PM
3 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of the writer's toolbox, including imagery, simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia, through group brainstorming, discussion of creative writing examples, and individual practice. Each student will build up their writer's voice, as they focus on diction, syntax, figurative language, and stylistic choices to describe a scene with a consistent mood.
There is no official homework, but each student will be encouraged to add their scene description to our classroom and respond to the other students throughout the week.
Each student should have a notebook and pencil or a computer/device to compose their descriptions.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All of the images displayed in this course are freely available because of a Creative Commons license. At times, we may also search sound clips or other images in Google or Youtube to develop our descriptions.


Alaina Bell Gao
Lives in Canada
Let's explore the world through literature, art, and social studies!
354 total reviews
167 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Alaina Bell Gao, and I am an experienced Canadian English teacher with 15+ years of professional teaching experience.

Teaching Style:
● Share the joy of learning
● Learn with my learners
● Welcoming class culture
● Patient and... 
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