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Animal Fiction-Beginners Creative Writing

Jessika O'Sullivan
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,099)
In this six week class the student will learn how to write animal fiction and share their story with the class.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
Beginner Level
6 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Character creation
We will talk about what details we can use to describe a character, including their looks and personality. The students will have time to create their own character for the class.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Plan my story
I will show the students a way to plan their stories backward, thinking about the goal or end of the story and everything that needs to happen for that end or goal to come true. The students will have time in class to start their own plans.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
How will they speak?
We will discuss how animals might use different words or expressions. For example, calling humans "furless two-leggers" or calling a river "the snakey water." The students will have time to think about a few words and expressions their character can use.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
How do they live?
We will talk about how their character lives and how to describe it with as many details as possible, including shapes, sizes, and colors.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
We will create a brainstorming map of things that can be useful for research for our story, such as what the animals eat, how they sound, or how fast they are.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Grand Premier
Everyone shares their story in class.
Homework Offered
To have a story to read and share in class number 6.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,099)
I believe in creating connections with my students and keeping my teaching age appropriate. My teaching will challenge my students but never let them fail or feel like they are failing. Patience, silliness, and kindness go a long way. 

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Group Class


weekly or $75 for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
45 min

Completed by 33 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10
2-6 learners per class

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