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John Green Teaches You to Write

Learn the elements of a story from one of the greatest YA writers of this era, John Green
Janelle Fila
885 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
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30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 weeks
13-18
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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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I have a Master's degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults. John Green is one of my absolute favorite writers! (In grad school, I wrote and directed a short film titled I Heart John Green.) I absolutely love how his books sound like they are narrated by real teenagers. Oftentimes I forget I am reading a book written by a middle aged man. As an author, that is the ultimate goal of all of my works. So reading John Green actually inspires me to be a better writer! I hope to use students' enthusiasm for John Green to pass on this knowledge that I learn every time I pick up one of his books.
Students should have a familiarity with John Green's writing and his books, but they won't need any specific books or outside materials.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Green's books are controversial because they contain references to teenage sex, some language, and death. They are not appropriate for all readers. Parents should determine whether or not their student is ready for Green's books. 

Teacher

Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
885 total reviews
725 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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