English

Creative Writing for Middle Schoolers

Over this 8-week course, learners will practice a variety of creative writing styles through new exercises and workshops.
Noah Welsh
87 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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Class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks

12-14

year olds

3-10

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

Learners will understand guidelines and tools for the following styles: short stories, novels, monologues, poetry, and screenwriting.
Learners will develop a deeper appreciation for reading fiction.
Learners will gain a more comprehensive understanding of English mechanics, including grammar and punctuation.
The course is taught by a graduate of New York University's Dramatic Writing Program and published author of two novels for young adults. 
Each week, learners will be asked to complete a first draft of a creative writing exercise using that week's tools. This will range from a short monologue to a novel chapter. While learners will be asked for a page-count on assignments (never more than two typed pages), these do not have to be polished drafts. No student will be reprimanded for bringing an unfinished assignment to class.
Learners should bring a writing utensil and notebook to each class. If learners prefer to use laptops or tablets for their writing, that's okay, too!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will bring a short assignment to each class to share with the group. Learners will give and receive constructive feedback from classmates and the instructor. No formal letter grade will be given, but the instructor will review every assignment in order to give personalized feedback for improvement. Learners who don't wish to share with the entire group can still send their assignments to the instructor for personalized review. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Noah WelshEmpowering Youth Through Writing, Film, and Other Arts
87 total reviews
115 completed classes

About Me

Since I began youth development work, my goal has been simple: I hope to help youth find their voices and gain empowerment through various arts. Whether it's connecting old novels to modern youth realities or helping young writers expand their... 
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