Introduction to Creative Writing!
In this eight week class, students will be given a variety of writing skills, prompts, and learn how to write their very own short story!
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Completed by 13 learners
Once per week
over 8 weeks
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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In this eight week class, we will learn a variety of writing techniques starting with story maps, story structure, and creating dynamic characters. Each week students will grow upon their work from the previous week to create a short story that they will present to the class (if they choose) at the end of the course. This semester-long writing class is perfect for a young writer who wishes to learn how to write a full short story, build their characters, and learn how to edit their work. (If...
Students will learn: How to map out their story idea How to "write through" writer's block Create dynamic characters Self-Edit techniques Proper Story Structure How to prepare a second draft How to present their story to a group of people (if they would like) There are also many other skills a child learns when writing, such as confidence, self-expression, and bravery for sharing their work.
Homework will mainly be to work on their short story outside of class. They will be given a short writing assignment each week to make sure they are writing and asked to send me a copy of their writing every week, so I can monitor their story's progress. Homework should take between 30 min - 1 hour each week depending on how long of a story they choose to write.
Students are asked only to bring pencil and paper or be able to write on their computer during class for 10-20 minutes.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Student's writing will be assessed if they are using the skills and techniques they learn in class. For example, do they have a story with a beginning, middle, and end; do the characters have names, descriptions, and a purpose; did the student create a proper story map?
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I cannot be sure what subjects each child will wish to write about, but student stories will all be asked to be PG topics.
There will be some storybooks read in order to discuss story structure and characters, but nothing more.
English Language Arts & Writing Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
93 total reviews
59 completed classes
My name is Emalie and I consider myself a lifelong learner. This is why I pursued my BA in Creative Writing and Africana Studies, got my teaching certificate, and then decided to pursue my MA in English and Creative Writing. I was an elementary...