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Creative Writing Halloween Write a Spooky Story Middle School

In this creative writing class, your middle school learner will write a SPOOKY version of a familiar tale. From creepy characters, setting up the scare to bringing on the doom, learners will have fun creating this Halloween tale.
Kathie Harsch
17 total reviews for this teacher
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35 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
11-13
year olds
1-6
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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Students will learn how to plan, write, use sensory words and action verbs to create a short story in the Halloween genre.
Hey there! My name is Ms. Kathie, and I am an Outschool Creative Writing teacher. I teach the writing strategies and techniques that help middle school  writers to take their writing skills from good to fantastic. I will be offering classes in Creative Writing and Canva for Education Digital Design for grades 6th -8th grades (ages 10-14).

After graduating from University of South Florida in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, I worked for USF for several years and decided to become a Language Arts teacher. In 1996, I became an English Language Arts teacher for middle school students grades 6-8. I took post graduate credits for my education certification from USF.

Teaching Certifications from the state of Florida include:
English Middle Grades 5-9
English 6-12
ESL
ESE
Business
Media Specialist

Teaching Experience: (26 years)
1996-2018 English Language Arts teacher Middle School grades 6-8
2004 Fellowship with Tampa Bay Area Writing Project, part of the National Writing Project

2005 I.C.E. Writers Camp mentor teacher - a creative writing camp for kids ages 7-18

2018-2022 Creative Writing and Digital Design - offered online as well as in class through my school's learning management system, so I am well-versed in offering and teaching online courses.
2019-2022 Teaching Digital Design (as well as Creative Writing) using Canva graphic design app

Teaching Philosophy:
My philosophy behind my teaching is I consider my students to be writers before they take any of my classes. They might be at different levels of proficiency, but most students are required to write from the time they can hold a crayon throughout their school years. I want to give my writers the agency to express themselves creatively through poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction (personal narratives, blogs, podcast scripts, etc.) 
If learners need more time to write, they can work on their story outside of class. I will be able to see their progress when I click on their documents.
Learners will need to click on the link I will message to them personally before class so they have access to their workbook.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment in the form of positive feedback and a few suggestions for improvement.
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents, I will be using Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Slides for this class. Students will need to have at least a guardian account so they can access these documents.

Teacher

Kathie Harsch
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Creative Writing Teacher and Reading Writing Tutor for Middle School (Ages 10-14)
17 total reviews
44 completed classes

About Me

Hey there! My name is Ms. Kathie, and I am an Outschool Creative Writing teacher. I teach the writing strategies and techniques that help middle school  writers to take their writing skills from good to fantastic. I will be offering classes in... 
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