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English

Become A Young Writer- Write Your Own Gothic Horror Story

In this multi day class students will learn about the context, features, elements and themes for Gothic Horror literature and learn how to write their own story using descriptive language, building their own characters and settings.
Victoria Jaye
24 total reviews for this teacher
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
12-16
year olds
3-7
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their creative writing skills, how to build tension within a story, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Students will then be able to apply the skills learnt in various writing exercises and tests and exams.
Non applicable to this class
There will be homework where students apply skills learnt in class - all worksheets will be provided on the class page. Students will then be asked to bring their work along to the following class and if they are happy to, share their work with the group. Or they can send me their work via message.
All extracts and any handouts will be provided that can be printed off.
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Through the tasks set in class and homework, through my own observations, I will give verbal feedback to students and if parents wish I will happily provide written feedback on students performance.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There is one short video clip we will watch from Woman in Black which is rated a 12A in the UK, there is no inappropriate content in this short clip- it will be focusing on how tension is built in the scene through setting and sounds. The extracts we will be looking at will be age range appropriate, again focusing on building tension and the literary devices used.
We will refer to some short extracts from Gothic Horror novels, where we pick out various literary devices used such as similes, metaphors etc and then discuss the impact this has on the reader.

Teacher

Victoria Jaye
🇬🇧
Lives in the United Kingdom
Experienced English and History teacher
24 total reviews
9 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Hi, Aloha, Annyeonghaseyo, Salaam, Hey there!
My name is Victoria, but my students call me Vickie.  I am from the UK and was born in a small town in Shropshire (I know it sounds like the home of Froddo Baggins!), however it was actually... 
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