Creative Writing 5th & 6th Grade: Idioms, Homophones and Holiday Writing Prompts

Ongoing class for creative writing, with idioms, homophones/homographs with holiday themes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Students use writing prompts and learn setting/character development. We share/practice public speaking.
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

Learners will:  
  • Increase their vocabulary by learning new words and definitions. 
  • Expand their creative writing skills. 
  • Write short stories and build their personal story notebooks. 
  • Share their stories and practice their public speaking skills if they choose to do so. 
  • Take part in their learning by submitting words or prompts if desired. 
  • Make friends and feel comfortable and confident in our class. 
I am a certified teacher and previously taught in a public school. I enjoy teaching and learning with the students. I am excited to help spark an interest for writing in my students. 
There is no homework required outside of class. However, I encourage learners to continue writing their stories during the week if they would like to do so. They are also welcome to send photos or type their stories and send them to me. I will read them and make comments. 

I have found that students like to contribute to their own learning. If the student would like to submit a new vocabulary word or a story prompt, I encourage this! They can do this by sending a message directly to me through the classroom.
Learners will need a pencil and paper for this class. They may choose to use a notebook to keep everything together if they would like. They may want a notebook for their stories and writings with a separate paper or notebook for their words/definitions - it is just personal preference. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


DeAnn AndreasenEngaging and Enthusiastic Certified Teacher!
158 total reviews
256 completed classes

About Me

I am a certified teacher and received my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Weber State University. My mom was a teacher, so I spent my teenage years volunteering in her classroom and have loved teaching ever since. I have 20+ years of teaching... 
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