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Creative Writing: Adding Structure to Your Stories

This four-meeting course will walk your child through how to organize their creative ideas into a structured writing format that can be enjoyed by all!
Mrs. Bartholomew
361 total reviews for this teacher
74 reviews for this class
Completed by 332 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
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

The students will learn how to structure their creative ideas into organized writing that stimulates interest in readers. The students will do this by:
1. Developing a plot
2. Choosing characters and their roles in the story
3. Describing a setting
4. Using descriptive words to make your writing come alive
5. Providing a theme that organizes the story
6. Working toward a interesting climax in the story
7. Developing a strong ending that closes the story

The students will learn how to use descriptive words to make their stories come alive and relate to the reader. (This class will cover narrative and short stories. Works such as poems and songs will not be addressed in this class). 
I am offering this class because I am a creative thinker and writer myself. As a teacher, I love to hear students offer their own creative ideas and thoughts, yet I feel discouraged when I observe the students struggle to publish and bring attention to their wonderful creativity. I have led creative writing classes and make it my goal to channel the students' creativity into their writing so that others can appreciate their ideas and thoughts appropriately. 
The students will be encouraged to continue to work on their stories outside of class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will upload an outline guide for the students to have printed out before the first class. They will need this printout to help them organize their ideas for the class story that they will write. For the class story, the students are free to decide whether they will handwrite or type their stories.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
During the first three classes, the students will be working on a story that they will write for the class. The students will be required to send this stories to me for assessment between the third and fourth class. I will go over the rubric with the students during each class and will make it available for them to access. In the final class, the students will present their stories to the class and receive peer feedback. 
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
***Please be advised if your child is the only student in class, I will reach out to you the day before to inform you of the following option. If you are still interested in your child taking the class alone, then you can join my Individual Creative Writing Class. This class teaches the same content, yet it is taught in 30 minute sessions (since individual students often do not need the full 50 minutes of this class to complete their work) and you will be charged less for the class. You will also be refunded for this class so that you do not double pay. Here is the link to the individual sessions:***


Mrs. Bartholomew
Lives in the United States
A little bit about me!
361 total reviews
469 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Madison and I am very excited to be teaching with Outschool and begin meeting some incredible students! I was personally homeschooled from K-12. I began my college education at a local community college and transferred to a... 
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