English

Create Your Own Character for a Story

In this 3 day class, students will create their own story character that has a backstory, motivation, physical traits, and more.
Lisa Rohloff
265 total reviews for this teacher
18 reviews for this class
Completed by 159 learners
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Class

45 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week

8-12

year olds

4-9

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the following:
- Why it is important to develop a character before writing them into a story.
- How to develop the physical characteristics, back story, and motivation of a character.
- What a character monologue is and how to write one.
- Identify and discuss good examples of character descriptions.
- Write  their own 100 - 300 word character description.
I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a reader/writer or when I can help a young aspiring writer achieve their dreams.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Students will write a character description.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students should print out the Character Development Worksheets prior to the first lesson. It is not necessary to print this in color.
After turning their character description in to me, students will receive a certificate of completion and feedback.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be given clear instructions and materials to allow them to complete both homework assignments independently. 
There is a 6 page Character Defvelopment Workbook for the students to print out before the first lesson begins.

Teacher

Lisa Rohloff
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
265 total reviews
277 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel... 
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