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.
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3x per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
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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
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In this class, students will meet 3 times in one week. They will use their imagination to develop a character for a story. First, we will discuss who their favorite story characters are and why. Then students will use a 6 page Character Development Workbook to design the physical traits, backstory, and motivation of their character. They can draw their character's family tree, sketch the neighborhood or imaginary world, and write a monologue. Finally, students will use the information...
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 enrollmentStudents 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.
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
265 total reviews
277 completed classes
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...