Adventures in Creative Writing
A new, fun and different creative writing challenge to work through each week, exploring a wide range of styles, formats and genres
208 total reviews for this teacher
37 reviews for this class
Completed by 289 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
40 minutes per class
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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 together in class. From a descriptive paragraph about a picture to writing a review of a terrible meal in a restaurant; from competing to see who can find the most extravagant way to describe something ordinary to summarising whole books as Tweets; from re-imagining the ending of a famous...
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
208 total reviews
280 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...