Once per week
learners per class
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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(NB: This is a 'sister' class to Dynamic Descriptions and Perfect Plans: Taking Writing from 'Fine' to 'Fab', which is a more structured, guidance focused class, while this class is more of an exploration into the learner's creativity within the class framework and challenge for the week). Variety is the spice of life- and creative writing! In this ongoing class, learners will have the opportunity to exercise their creativity with a variety of writing challenges which we will work through...
Students will learn how to identify the key characteristics of a variety of writing styles/ genres and purposes and implement those characteristics in their own writing. Learners will practice creative writing skills and be introduced to or revisit, terms used in writing such as simile, metaphor, alliteration, pathos, etc.
Writing is my passion and as well as majoring in English at university, I've almost 20 years’ experience in teaching English in primary schools (4-11-year-olds). Over those years I have worked regularly with groups of children specifically on English writing skills. My favourite lessons have always been when I can find out what interests and motivates a student and use those interests to engage a learner and build their confidence.
No homework will be set but learners may like to carry on with writing started in class or put their skills into practice with other written pieces if they like. This is not a requirement, however.
Learners will need to be able to make notes and produce their writing challenge, so will need either notebook/ pen or electronic device to do so.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment. Students may share their writing in the class message area for informal feedback if they like.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
No parental guidance is necessary. Content will be age-appropriate.
Pictures, references to world events (non-political- and not of a distressing nature; for example a rocket launch, discovery of a new animal, etc) or short extract of a piece of writing will be used from time to time.
Building confidence and a love of learning with a student centred approach and fun along the way.
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
177 total reviews
245 completed classes
Hello and thank you for stopping by to find out a little more about me. I hail from the UK and live in Kent (the bottom right-hand corner as you look at the map!) I graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree...