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Creative Writing Fiction Workshop for Gifted and Talented Children--Fall Edition

Gifted children will collaborate together to create a secret forest full of mysteries and wonder. Using fairy tales centered around wintery themes for inspiration, create your own characters to write stories full of magic and enchantment.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
212 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 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

As the workshop goes on students will get practice in:
•	Organizing their thoughts with pre-writing exercises
•	Reading their work out loud
•	Listening to their peers in an engaged and respectful way
•	Giving articulate, respectful, and helpful feedback to their peers
•	Developing focus and concentration on a task
•	Letting their creative ideas flourish
•	Exciting collaborative engagement with other students 
•	Learning elements of novel plot structure
I've taught writing workshops for children and teens since 1992.  This type of workshop format is tried and true. It allows students a bit of guidance, but gives them a great deal of creative freedom--the perfect blend for a gifted child. I consistently see student's writing improve over the course of the workshop.  I'm consistently amazed at what the gifted learners in my workshop accomplish with this basic format. 

Even learners who don't write well by hand, who don't spell--who struggle to read their own writing, much less read it out loud--are motivated with all the freedom they have to work and create exciting stories.  With fun writing time--and usually that's almost all it is: time spent writing + fun--problems shake out of sentences until the child is writing fluid paragraphs and can read their work to others with confidence. 
Students should have access to writing paper and pen for each workshop class. We want to put our inner critic away--it's too easy to erase words on the computer. Tip: have a folder on hand so you can put stories from the workshop together at the end of each day.
Students are keenly aware of their peer's reactions to their work. They know when everyone is listening breathlessly.  They know when everyone is excited about their writing. This kind of positive reinforcement of strong writing will encourage students to write at a more challenging level.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some of the stories that I'll share are old fairy tales which can sometimes be a bit gruesome. I will warn students ahead of time. 


Leeyanne Moore MFA
Lives in the United States
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
212 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark.  I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide... 
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