IEW UNIT 3 - Writing Short Stories - FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
In just 4 sessions, students will learn to write short stories. We will focus on the basic elements of any story; Characters/Setting, Plot/Conflict, Climax/Resolution.
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Completed by 21 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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Via a video lesson, (Please note there are no live classes) I will introduce the new concepts present in each lesson. I will go through the source text provided in the workbook. I will demonstrate new concepts by completing a sample for the class. I will demonstrate the Key Word Outlining process, brainstorming process, and writing process. The student will then receive an assignment to complete. During the students writing process, teacher-student interaction will ensure that the student...
By the end of this 4-session class, students will have written 4 short stories. They will understand how to organize a story into a story sequence chart and clearly communicate the main elements of a story. They will have learned several "dress-ups" and "decorations" style techniques to enhance their story.
I love what IEW does for student's writing. It gives them a clear rubric for what is expected. I am a certified IEW instructor and have been teaching this program for over 7 years. It is my mission to make writing interactive and fun for my students. In addition, I have walked all 3 of my own kids through this program.
After each session, the student will have a 3 paragraph paper to write. Participation in-class activities, challenges, and peer reviews will make this a rich experience for students. I desire that each of my students utilize the resources provide for them.
Please be able to submit papers via Google Docs. Handwritten papers can be scanned or photographed. Before class print the Source Document and Outlining Template 1-2 pieces of lined paper and writing utensils.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students are welcome and encouraged to post their papers in the classroom for positive peer feedback. The IEW utilized a checklist method for clearly communicating what is expected for each paper. Students will be encouraged to follow the checklist. Each week I will post a sample paper for students to assess their own paper against. Students may turn in their papers for Teacher review and feedback. Grammar and spelling corrections are not addressed are sometimes address but basic editing should be done by the student and/or parent.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
For simplicity's sake, It is my goal to keep as much interaction in the Oustschool classroom as possible! However, I will provide links to Kahoot challenges which are optional but encouraged. Submission of papers via google docs is STRONGLY encouraged as it allows me to give the most concise feedback.
Paige Bombacie - IEW Registered Instructor Passionate about Individualized and Integrative Learning
103 total reviews
104 completed classes
People, especially kids are my passion. My goal is to cultivate a love and lifestyle of learning in my students. I have a B.A. from the University of Washington with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. For over 10 years I have been tutoring...