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Once Upon a Creative Writing Course

A complete Twelve Week Course in Creative Writing for young budding creative writers.
Joseph Constantine
139 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 12 weeks
11-16
year olds
2-18
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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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn several key elements: how to read and analyze creative writing, how to think like a writer, the invention of ideas tools of the writer, the process of creative writing, how to peer-review in constructive and meaningful ways, and most importantly how to express themselves creatively in the medium of creative writing. Some of the types of writing we will cover are, but not limited to:

Autobiographical Essay
Fables
Fairy Tales
Poetry
Short Stories 
Children's Stories 
Descriptive Writing 
Song Lyrics
Theater 
There will be a weekly assignment (with two parts) to be completed outside of the classroom. The assignment will be exhibited and reviewed in the following meeting. The first part of the assignment involves reading an assigned story/poem/article followed by an exploration of those concepts/themes that were discussed. The second part of the assignment will be to create your own piece of creative writing using the same concept/theme. There will also be a final assignment which will be longer and be weighted more in the final average.  There will be a few short quizzes to ensure important vocabulary, grammar rules, and other tips are committed to memory. 
The Student will also need standard supplies and will be required to keep a journal of their process as a growing writer and creator. There will be many in-class writing assignments so please come prepared with working writing utensils and lots of paper with which to write.
The learner will assess their progress in three ways: peer-review; self-review; and instructor review. Assignments will often repeat every few weeks to allow for additional opportunities to deepen their understanding and to practice the writing techniques discussed in class. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Joseph Constantine
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Innovative & Passionate Multi-Subject Teacher
139 total reviews
116 completed classes

About Me

I am a friendly, articulate, professional, college-educated teacher, and artist versed in a variety of disciplines, a "Renaissance Man" at heart. As Ben Franklin was quoted: "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest". I'm very patient and... 
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