Let's Be Superheroes: An Ongoing Creative Writing Class
Students will put their brains together each week to defeat new villains and create more storylines.
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Meets 1x per week
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55 minutes per class
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Students will create characters with an origin story that lets the other students know the specifics of each character in their group. These characters will form a team-up group with a set name (like the Avengers, the Defenders, etc.) and we will write short stories each week with a new villain to defeat. Each week, I create a new villain (or a student can ask to create the villain if desired) and everyone else will strategize how to fight the villain for that week. Any new student entering...
Students will strategize and invoke their creativity in order to come up with a story that makes sense. They will also learn how to work with other people in a setting that requires it.
With a BA in English, I have learned how to write creatively and academically. Movies and comic books are of high interest to me, and I love thinking up characters with powers. I have been teaching English on Outschool for a year, and tutored English for over twice as long. Alongside teaching English, I have also facilitated a discussion group, which is why I encourage open discussion with each class I teach; it enhances the overall class experience.
Students need to create an initial origin story, and any other homework is optional (like if they want to create the villain for a class).
Students need Google Docs for this class
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The first class includes the discussion of origin stories that already exist, and a YouTube video is shown to explain the "superhero Venn diagram." Comic books tend to have mature content, and some origin stories include traumatic events. Class is learner led, so students may write something graphic/mature.
Cori ChapmanEnglish Teacher and Freelance Writer With Focus on Film and Pop Culture Analysis
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