Creative Writing Workshop: Writing Exercises for Middle Schoolers
In this ongoing class your child will experience a variety of creative writing techniques, styles, and prompts to get their ideas flowing.
Leah Bootes M. Ed.
23 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
There are no upcoming classes.
Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course 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
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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Does your child recoil in horror at the mere mention of writing? It's probably because of an imbalance between academic and creative writing, but I'll let you in on a secret: this class is like the hidden veggie puree you mix into the mac and cheese or chocolate muffins. The students will think they're having fun writing creatively, but all the while they're learning different styles and techniques that great writers use. In this ongoing class we will focus on creative writing in order to...
Students will learn -a variety of creative writing techniques and styles. -how to write creatively and share their writing with others. -how to respect the creative work of others and provide constructive feedback.
Students don't need to bring anything other than creative writing they wish to share with the group.
There is no homework for this ongoing class, but students are always encouraged to keep writing creatively outside of class.
25 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
I do not present any sensitive material. I will ask that if a student writes anything inappropriate for a professional setting (e.g., swear words) that they do not read that aloud in class, but I am more than happy to provide feedback on individual pieces.
The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp, The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing by Ruth Culham, Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook by Aimee Buckner, Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories by Jack Gantos, I Can't Keep My Own Secrets edited by Smith Magazine. These books are not required reading for students.
Leah Bootes M. Ed.
Middle and high school English teacher and mother of two.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
23 total reviews
29 completed classes
Hello, my name is Mrs. Bootes and I have been teaching English Language Arts since 2012. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in middle and secondary education. I teach a variety of topics within the English Language Arts...